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UNM Spring 2018 Commencement

The main UNM Commencement Ceremony for graduate and undergraduate students will be held Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 9:00am at Dreamstyle Arena (aka The Pit).

The UNM Commencement Ceremony is the campus-wide graduation ceremony for all students from all schools, colleges, and degree programs. Bachelor's and master's degree candidates will proceed across the stage and be recognized individually. Doctoral and terminal master's degree candidates will be hooded.

UNM Commencement Information:

College of Education Spring 2018 Convocation Ceremony

Dreamstyle Arena (aka The Pit) - Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 3:00pm

Convocation ceremonies are celebrations hosted by individual schools, colleges, and/or departments just for their graduates.

Students should arrive 30 minutes prior to the start of the ceremony in order to pick up their name card and line up for the processional in the arena. When students gather prior to the ceremony, they should not have anything with them, they will NOT return to the waiting area.

The ceremony is approximately 90 minutes long and there is no limit on the number of guests that can be invited. Tickets are not required.

Caps, Gowns, and Tassel

Caps and gowns are encouraged, but NOT required in order to participate in the College of Education Convocation. For Bachelor degree recipients, the tassel should be worn on left side of the cap, since our Convocation follows the official graduation Commencement for UNM.

Special Needs

An area on the arena floor at the south side will be designated for wheelchairs and those needing special assistance. An elevator is available to access this area. There is additional handicap seating on the main level of the arena. Handicap parking is available near the arena entrance for guests with a valid handicap parking permit. 


Free parking is available in designated parking areas surrounding the Pit. Handicap parking is available near most entrances. 

Prospective Graduates

Please check with your advisor regarding your progress toward degree completion.

Graduates are encouraged to attend both the University Commencement Ceremony and their convocation ceremony.