June 19, 2017


Summer commencement will be held this Saturday, June 24 in Miller Auditorium.  The schedule is as follows:

9 a.m.

  • College of Aviation
  • College of Education and Human Development  
  • College of Engineering and Applied Sciences
  • College of Health and Human Services

12:30 p.m.  

  • College of Arts and Sciences 
  • College of Fine Arts
  • Haworth College of Business
  • Extended University Programs

As a reminder, this will be the first commencement ceremony utilizing electronic tickets.  Graduates who reserved their tickets by June 14, received a confirmation email which included a PDF version of their tickets.  They are also able to access their tickets by clicking on the “My Tickets” tab at the top of ticket reservation website.  Graduates can either print copies of their tickets or email them directly to their guests.

In addition to printing their guest tickets, graduates will be required to print a copy of their student admission ticket and bring it with them to commencement.  The student admission tickets will be used to read student names during the ceremony; replacing the name cards used in previous ceremonies.   We are excited about this change as it allows students to provide a phonetic pronunciation, thereby reducing the chance of mispronouncing names during the ceremony.  The Registrar’s Office staff will be on hand to assist students who forget to bring their student admission ticket to commencement.

Graduates who reserved their tickets before June 14 may request additional guest tickets online starting today through Wednesday, June 21. Additional tickets will be available while quantities last on a first come, first served basis.

Room scheduling software upgrade

The room scheduling software update to 25Live is going smoothly and we have been successfully using the software to assign rooms to special events. 

One nice feature of the new software is it provides the ability to email the requestor a confirmation upon completion of the request. If you have been a recipient of one of those confirmation emails, you may have noticed that an error message appears indicating that the sender has failed the fraud detection checks and may not be who they appear to be. We are working with Information Technology to eliminate that error message; however, in the meantime, please note that it is from the Registrar’s Office room scheduling staff and it is okay to open the attached confirmation PDF.

Look for training dates this fall when we roll out 25Live to departments. Depending on your role, you will be able to:

  • See room availability
  • Request room assignments (using a room request wizard)
  • Run room utilization reports
  • Run your own room grids
  • And more . . .

 We are still working on spring 2018 and have not yet completed the bulk room scheduling. If you have changes, now is the time to get those to us before we finalize room assignments in July.

 Fact of the week

The College of Arts and Sciences is offering 111 General Education sections this semester.  The Philosophy Department is teaching the most (15 sections) in Areas II, III, VII and Proficiency 4C.  


  • June 24—Commencement
  • June 28—Session ends
  • July 5—Final grades due by noon

Summer II

  • June 29—Classes begin at 8 a.m.; Tuition and fees due
  • July 4—Independence Day recess (University closed)
  • July 6—Last day to drop and add classes; last day to receive 100% refund
  • July 7—Census
  • July 8—$100 late add fee begins; Begin recording withdraws as "w" on transcript
  • July 11—Last day to receive 50% refund for a complete withdrawal
  • July 24—Last day to receive 25% refund for a complete withdrawal
  • July 24—Last day to withdraw from classes
  • August 18—Term ends
  • August 22—Final grades due by noon