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Graduation Information

Updated 5/2/2014

College of Arts and Sciences Recognition Ceremony 2014

Tickets

From Tuesday, May 6 to Thursday, May 8, following the completion of the graduation clearance process, students may obtain six (6) tickets for the COAS Recognition Ceremony, which is on Friday, May 9, from the office of their major department.

In order to receive their six (6) tickets, students must:

  1. MAKE SURE THAT YOU ARE ACADEMICALLY AND FINANCIALLY CLEARED FOR GRADUATION:
    Check BisonWeb to make sure:
    • You have a $0 (zero) account balance
    • All requisite grades are in
    • You pass the senior comprehensive exam

  2. Complete the 2014 Howard University Undergraduate Graduating Student
    Exit Survey
    and submit your survey confirmation to your department.
    If you have technical difficulty with the survey, please contact us at (202)
    865-0207.

Rehearsal

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Rehearsal 1
DIVISIONS OF SOCIAL SCIENCES and HUMANITIES

1:00 p.m.
Rehearsal for Recognition Ceremony. This is NOT a dress rehearsal.
Burr Gymnasium (Upper Gymnasium)

Rehearsal 2
DIVISION OF NATURAL SCIENCES

3:00 p.m.
Rehearsal for Recognition Ceremony. This is NOT a dress rehearsal.
Burr Gymnasium (Upper Gymnasium)

Recognition Ceremony

Ceremony 1
DIVISIONS OF SOCIAL SCIENCES and HUMANITIES
African Studies
History
Afro-American Studies
Political Science
Economics
Sociology and Anthropology*

Classics
World Languages and Cultures
English
Philosophy

Friday, May 9, 2014
12:30 p.m.
John H. Burr Gymnasium
6th & Girard Streets, NW
Main Gymnasium (Section 1)

10:30 a.m. - Assembly
Graduates shall assemble in the Lower Activity Gym by department. Departmental faculty members will be present to assist prospective graduates.

11:30 a.m. - Procession of Graduates
- Dana Williams, Ph.D., Faculty Marshall, assisted by Lt. Col. Terrell and Lt. Col. Lyons, will lead graduates to STAIRWAY #4 of the Main Gym. Graduates shall remain standing until the processional of the faculty, departmental chairs, and deans is completed, and the invocation is given.

- The dean, associate deans and the senior class representatives will occupy the front row of the platform.

- Departmental chairs and directors will occupy the remaining rows on the platform.

- Faculty will be seated on floor in the front rows.

12:30 p.m. - Ceremony
- The Recognition Ceremony begins.

- Senior Class will preside (Dean will provide remarks)

3:00 p.m. - RECEPTION
-
Immediately following the ceremony
The Roof Terrace of the Undergraduate Library
All Division of Social Sciences and Humanities degree candidates, faculty, staff, and guests are invited to attend.

______________________________________

Ceremony 2
DIVISION OF NATURAL SCIENCES
Biology
Chemistry
Health, Human Performance and Leisure Studies

Mathematics
Physics and Astronomy
Psychology

Friday, May 9, 2014
3:00 p.m.
John H. Burr Gymnasium
6th & Girard Streets, NW
Main Gymnasium (Section 1)

1:30 p.m. - Assembly
Graduates shall assemble in the Lower Activity Gym by department. Departmental faculty members will be present to assist prospective graduates.

2:15 p.m. - Procession of Graduates
- Dana Williams, Ph.D., Faculty Marshall, assisted by Lt. Col. Terrell and Lt. Col. Lyons, will lead graduates to STAIRWAY #4 of the Main Gym. Graduates shall remain standing until the processional of the faculty, departmental chairs, and deans is completed, and the invocation is given.

- The dean, associate deans and the senior class representatives will occupy the front row of the platform.

- Departmental chairs and directors will occupy the remaining rows on the platform.

- Faculty will be seated on floor in the front rows.

3:00 p.m. - Ceremony
- The Recognition Ceremony begins.

- Senior Class will preside (Dean will provide remarks)

5:30 p.m. - RECEPTION
-
Immediately following the ceremony
The Roof Terrace of the Undergraduate Library
All Division of Natural Sciences degree candidates, faculty, staff, and guests are invited to attend.

______________________________________

DIVISION OF FINE ARTS
The Fine Arts ceremony will be on Saturday, May 10, after Commencement.
 
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