Commencement 2018


Dear Central Family,

This might seem a little early to you, but we are eagerly anticipating and planning the University's December Commencement ceremony. The celebration will be held on Sunday, December 16 at 1 p.m. in Welte Auditorium. Undergraduate and graduate students who have met the requirements for their degrees as of August 2018, December 2018, and Winter Intersession will be eligible to participate.

Please note, due to Welte Auditorium's seating capacity, this ceremony will be a ticketed event. Each candidate for graduation will receive two guest tickets. We realize this limitation will be troubling for some of you, so we offer you several options:

Additional guests assemble in the Student Center's Alumni Hall to watch a simulcast;

Guests watch a live internet feed; or

Postpone your participation in commencement until the spring ceremony on May 18, 2019 when we are not forced to limit the number of your guests.

December weather dictates that we have a backup plan. In case of severe weather, the ceremony will be held on Tuesday, December 18 at 6:30 p.m.

In the coming weeks, please check here for additional information. I am looking forward to having you join me in celebrating the accomplishments of our graduates!

Zulma R. Toro