Commencement 2018

Office of the Vice President & University Secretary

Preparations are underway for Commencement 2018 on Saturday, May 26, 2018.  Please see the convocation schedule for details about each convocation.  Please check back here often as new information and details will be posted often.

The Commencement Ceremony will be held in Delaware Stadium (Address: 625 South College Avenue, Newark DE, Latitude: 39.66, Longitude: -75.75).

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
  • Degree candidates must arrive by 7:30 a.m.
  • Guests are recommended to arrive by 7:30 a.m.
  • Student procession begins at 8:20 a.m.  If you wish to watch the procession, you must arrive and be seated by 8:20 a.m.
  • Ceremony starts at 9:00 a.m.
  • If any member of your party require handicap accessible seating, please click 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. If you arrive at 9:00 a.m., you will miss the procession.  If you wish to watch the procession, please arrive and be seated before 8:20 a.m.


  • Planning is underway for Commencement 2018, to be held on May 26, 2018. 

  • Please see the convocation schedule for details on each convocation.

  • Verify you are ready to graduate with the graduation checklist.