Commencement May 28, 2016

The 167th University of Delaware Spring Commencement will take place on Saturday, May 28, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. in the Delaware Stadium. Gates open at 7:00 a.m. Degree candidates and guests should plan to arrive no later than 7:30 a.m. Tickets are not required. Seating for guests will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Commencement is a rain or shine event. In the case of inclement weather, the ceremony may be shortened. Please note: convocations remain as scheduled.


  • Gates Open at 7:00 a.m
  • Recommended arrival time for degree candidates and guests is 7:30 a.m
  • Student procession begins at 8:20 a.m
  • Ceremony starts at 9:00 a.m

The listing of Convocations is available here.

All degree candidates should arrive no later than 7:30 a.m. and should proceed immediately to the procession line–up area next to the Delaware Field House and north of Delaware Stadium. Only degree candidates, in regalia, will be allowed in the line–up area; guests should proceed to Delaware Stadium. The procession into Delaware Stadium will begin promptly at 8:20 a.m.

Please see our FAQ for quick details and highlights. Select the Information or Plan Your Visit for 2016 links above for full details.