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Undergraduate Graduation

2017 graduation class

Spring 2021 Commencement Ceremony


Communication Studies will be holding its own commencement ceremony. It will be different this year: a fully virtual event.  Despite the fact that we cannot all congregate physically, we think this will be a chance to appreciate our strong community and contribute to a memorable send-off. 


When: Thursday, May 13, 11am-12pm

Where: Via Zoom Webinar

Please RSVP to Angie Switon-Hart ( by April 21 to participate



To “walk” in this year’s processional, we ask that you represent yourself with a short video selfie of less than 10 seconds.  We will frame these with your names, edit them into a line, and then present the whole thing in the ceremony.  You have wide creative latitude to create your own clip. You may thank the people in your life, pose for an action shot, hold a sign, or just stand there and smile.  You may wear your graduation robe or perhaps something creative.  Please keep the videos tasteful and respectful.  The clip should be submitted by April 28 to this online folder.


Student Speaker

Each year, we hold a competition to determine whom among our graduating class will address the student body, faculty, and gathered friends and family.  To enter, we ask that you provide us a video sample of the speech you plan to develop.  The sample should feature the first three minutes.  As part of your entry, you may choose to describe how you intend to develop your speech if chosen.  A faculty will review the entries and determine who will deliver the full ten-minute speech live at the ceremony.  To enter, upload your video by April 20 to this online folder.



If you have questions about this process, please contact the undergraduate advisor, Angie Switon:

Graduation information:

Make sure you are meeting graduation requirements:

**If you are a Communication Studies major and graduated in December, or are graduating in May or August, you are welcome to participate in our department graduation!


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