Graduation Ceremonies

August 2024 Graduation Conferral

The August 2024 Conferral date will be August 30, 2024. Because there is no ceremony in August, all students who qualify for and are deemed academically cleared, will be mailed a diploma after the August 30, 2024 conferral date to the diploma mailing address that was provided on their graduation application. Also, any August graduate that has not previously participated in a ceremony may participate in the upcoming December 2024 Ceremony in the fall. Once logistics for the December 2024 Ceremony are finalized all August 2024 graduates will be notified via their Campbell University email by the Registrar’s Office. 

General Information

LIVESTREAM VIEWING: All ceremonies will be live-streamed via the Campbell University’s Livestream.

PHOTOGRAPHY/VIDEOGRAPHY: We will have professional photographers and videographers recording all ceremonies. This means no external videography or photography is allowed (except for cell phones and small cameras while seated).

NAMES: All graduation candidates’ names will be called, regardless if they are in attendance or not in-person at the venue. Students who are in-person will cross the stage as their name is called. This affords the opportunity to all students for participating in the ceremony either virtually or in person.

DIPLOMAS: We expect to mail the diplomas 4-6 weeks after the May Ceremonies are completed. If you need to update your diploma mailing address after you submit your graduation application, please email Ms. Melissa McLamb

GRADUATION CEREMONY ATTIRE:  Please be aware that approved ceremony attire/regalia to be worn by graduation candidates consists of the University issued cap, gown, tassel, hood (if applicable, purchased from the CU  Bookstore), Latin honor cord (if applicable to be distributed by the Registrar’s Office representative the day of the ceremony), Freshman Medallion (if applicable), and approved graduation adornments associated with official university organizational membership.  Please note that official university organizations are vetted within the structure of the Vice President for Student Life for undergraduates and through the relevant Dean’s Office for graduate and professional programs. Please CLICK HERE for a list of currently approved graduation adornments associated with official university organizational memberships for Spring 2024. 

Cap decoration is allowed for individuals who would like to do so. The only requirement is that cap decorations remain flush with the cap so that the view of other candidates is not impeded by the decoration.

Business casual attire is recommended to be worn under the regalia.

HANDICAP/ACCESSIBLE PARKING AT THE CONVOCATION CENTER: The day of the ceremony, Campus Safety and Sheriff’s Department personnel will direct anyone with mobility issues to designated handicap parking. If you have a handicap placard, please have that displayed and visible. Transportation golf carts will be available exclusively for those parked in the designated handicapped parking areas. Handicap parking will be available in the Student Union lot (located in front of the Convocation Center) and behind the Convocation Center. Handicap Parking is limited and based on a first come, first serve basis.

HANDICAP/ACCESSIBLE SEATING AT THE CONVOCATION CENTER: Seating is located along the top of the Concourse and is on a first come, first serve basis. There is elevators located at the front lobby and side entrances for ease of access to the Concourse. 

CLEAR BAG POLICY AND PROHIBITED ITEMS AT THE CONVOCATION CENTER: Campbell University has adopted a clear bag policy and a list of prohibited items at all of their on campus venues. Guests are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the new policies before arriving at the venue to minimize time spent searching bags at security checkpoints.

Bags that are approved include:
 – Clear tote bags made of plastic, vinyl or PVC that do not exceed 12″ x 6″ x 12″
 – One-gallon clear plastic zip-style bags
 – Small purses or clutch bags that do not exceed 6.5″ x 4.5″
 – Medical or diaper bags must be accompanied by a child

Bags that are not permitted include:
 – Backpacks
 – Printed patterns or tinted plastic bags
 – Drawstring bags
 – Fanny packs
 – Camera or binocular cases
 – Large purses or bags

Prohibited items:
 – Weapons
 – Balloons
 – Glass Vases
 – Outside food or drink (unless purchased on campus or deemed medically necessary)
 – Sound or voice amplification devices
 – Strollers are not allowed beyond the second floor entry doors

GRADUATION MEMORABILIA: To order diploma frames, announcements, rings, etc. visit the Registrar’s Graduation Memorabilia page.

Family & Friend Attendee Resources

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