Graduation Ceremonies Information

Hooding Ceremony

Thursday, May 14, 2015, 5:00 p.m.
Chaifetz Arena 1 S. Compton Avenue, Saint Louis, MO

Please RSVP for the Hooding Ceremony.

Graduates must enter on the west side of Chaifetz Arena no later than 4:00 p.m. No family or friends are allowed in the student assembly area. View a map showing exactly where graduates enter the arena.

Family, friends and guests must enter on the main level, at any entrance on the north and east sides of the Arena. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. View a general map of the Arena concourse.

There is no limit to the number of guests who can attend the graduation events. No tickets are required to enter.

The Hooding Ceremony is approximately 1½ hours long.


Free parking will be available throughout campus, including the Olive garage. View parking options.

Disabled Parking is available in either the Olive/Compton Garage or the Laclede Garage. There is a drop-off area in front of Chaifetz Arena. Wheelchairs are available to take guests to their seats, but guests will not be able to keep the wheelchairs during the ceremony.


At the Hooding Ceremony, Kabance Photo Services will photograph each student as he/she is hooded and when shaking hands with the Dean. Students will be contacted directly by the photographer via mail and email with ordering information. Note: Graduates and family will not be allowed on stage after the ceremony to take pictures.


All graduates and their guests are invited to a reception immediately following the Hooding Ceremony in the Wool Ballroom of the Busch Student Center.

University Commencement

Saturday, May 16, 2015, 9:00 a.m.
Chaifetz Arena 1 S. Compton Avenue, Saint Louis, MO

Graduates must enter the northwest entrance by the ticket box no later than 8:00 a.m. Please bring your academic regalia and you will robe once inside the assembly area.

Tickets are not required for the University Commencement. There is no limit on the number of guests; seating is first-come, first-serve.

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