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Receptions & Events

Many individual schools and departments host their own pre- and post-Commencement events—from breakfasts for graduates and their families to outdoor receptions.

The University also will host a University-wide reception immediately after each Commencement ceremony. 





Lamont School of Music Awards Convocation 12:30 p.m.
Friday, May 29
Newman Center for the Performing Arts, Gates Concert Hall All Lamont students, faculty and invited guests
NSM: Geography and the environment spring graduation and end of year picnic 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Thursday, June 4
Boettcher Courtyard Geography and environmental science majors, department graduate students, department alumni, and department faculty and staff
Morgridge College of Education Doctoral Hooding Ceremony 4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Thursday, June 4
Ruffato Hall, commons Doctoral graduates and candidates and their guests
Department of Media, Film & Journalism Studies (MFJS) Commencement reception 5:30 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.
Thursday, June 4
Sturm Hall, Humanities Room (286) Graduating seniors and their families, graduate students, faculty
Josef Korbel School of International Studies graduation breakfast 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Friday, June 5
Ben Cherrington Hall, Cyber Cafe and Sie 150 Korbel BA, MA and PhD graduates fall 2014-spring 2015 and their invited guests; Korbel faculty and staff
GSSW awards brunch (invitation only) 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Friday, June 5
Craig Hall Award recipients and their guests
Daniels College of Business academic hood presentation ceremony MBA ceremony 10:30 a.m., MS ceremony 1:30 p.m.
Friday, June 5
Cable Center All Daniels graduate students eligible for graduation
Ritchie School graduation luncheon 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Friday, June 5
Driscoll Ballroom All Ritchie School faculty, staff and graduating students and their family members
NSM: Physics and astronomy graduation party  12 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Friday, June 5
Physics Building Lobby/Lawn Faculty, staff and students
Communication Studies graduation reception 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Friday, June 5
Sturm Hall, room 200 Graduating Communication students & family
GSSW graduation reception 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Friday, June 5
Craig Hall GSSW graduates and their families, GSSW faculty and staff
University College bachelor recognition and master hooding 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Friday, June 5
Sturm Hall, Davis Auditorium All graduates and guests
AHSS graduate pre-Commencement dessert and coffee reception 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Friday, June 5
Sturm Hall, east patio  All graduating AHSS graduate students and their guests
Political science graduation reception 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday, June 5
Sturm Hall, room 286 Graduating political science seniors and their families and friends
AHSS undergraduate pre-Commencement continental breakfast 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. 
Saturday, June 6
Sturm Hall, east patio  All graduating AHSS undergraduate students and their guests
NSM: Chemistry and biochemistry graduation breakfast 7:30 a.m.
Saturday, June 6
Olin Rotunda Chemistry and Biochemistry majors and parents
NSM: Mathematics graduation luncheon 12 p.m.
Saturday, June 6
Olin Rotunda Graduating mathematics students and their guests