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2016 ECE Graduation

Ceremony Information:

Graduation is Friday, June 10, 2016
SMSU (Smith Center) Ballroom 3rd Floor Room 355/38
Arrive no later than 8:30am. We will have coffee, tea and water available
Please wear your cap, gown, hood (for MS, PhDs)

Graduate students: check-in with Becky Fidler
Undergraduate students: Check-in with Kristin Kampp

Queue up in alphabetical order. It is very important that you stay in alphabetical order because the faculty member announcing your name is reading off a list and will call the names in this order.

Procession starts at 9:30am and the ceremony will begin after everyone is seated (no later than 10am). 

We want this to be a fun celebration for our graduates and their families!

Congratulations and all the best to you!


**The program has been sent to the printers, the google form is now closed.

For information about the PSU Commencement ceremony, please see


How do I RSVP?

The deadline to register for graduation is May 27th. Registration is closed and the program is off to the printers.

Due to venue capacity, seating is limited this year. The following method will be used to issue tickets for guests:

  • Students eligible to graduate should have received an email to request a committed RSVP by 5 p.m. Friday, May 27

You will receive a confirmation email with the number of guests you may bring as well as general graduation instructions.

*It is possible that standing room will be available in SMSU Ballroom, 338.

How long does the ceremony last?

The ceremony itself will start at 10:00 a.m. and last about one hour. Please plan to stay after for coffee & tea.

I didn't RSVP. Can I attend?

Unfortunately, due to limited space in SMSU Ballroom, 338, we are unable to accommodate graduates who did not RSVP before the deadline.

I RSVP'd, but didn't receive a confirmation. Can I attend?

Of course. You should have received a reminder e-mail if you RSVP'd, but don't worry if you haven't seen it yet. We want you to come and celebrate with us.

Where can my guests park?

Parking options near SMSU include Parking Structure 1 & 2.

Additional PSU parking options

Which side does my tassel go on?

Your right side, please.

What do I do when I get there?

Check-in tables will be set up in the lobby of SMSU Ballroom, 338. Find the table for your group (undergraduate or graduate) and an ECE Staff member will assist you from there. Students will line up within these groups:

  • Bachelor of Science, Computer Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering
  • Master of Science (coursework)
  • Master of Science with Thesis
  • Doctor of Philosophy

How early should my family and friends show up to get a seat?

Everyone should be in their seats by 10 a.m. We expect a large group, so family and friends can plan to arrive a little early. The space will not be available before 8 a.m.