Saturday, May 7, 2016 - 10:00 a.m. CST
Daniel Chappie James Center


NOTE: All persons participating in Spring Commencement Exercises must have fully completed ALL degree requirements!!
No exceptions!!

Scheduled Events
Graduation Rehearsal - 10am - Chappie James Center (Rehearsal is mandatory for all graduates participating in Commencement)
Education Induction Ceremony
- 7pm - Kellogg Conference Center Ballroom

Baccalaureate Service - 10am - Chapel  (Required for all graduates)
Graduates & Parents Reception - 11:45 am-1:30pm - Grey Columns
ROTC Commissioning Ceremony - 1pm - Chapel
Nursing & Allied Health Capping & Pinning Ceremony - 3pm - Chapel
Order of the Engineer Ceremony - 3pm - Foster Hall Auditorium
Social Work Pinning Ceremony - 6pm - Kenney Hall Auditorium

Commencement - 10am - Chappie James Center
Vet. Med. Oath Ceremony - Immediately following Commencement - Chapel

Commencement Day Information

At this time, graduating seniors can expect to receive 5 tickets for entry to the commencement exercises. The process to request additional tickets by graduating students only will be provided at a later time.

  1. Primary Location: Daniel Chappie James Center on May 7 at 10:00 a.m. (with tickets) 
  2. Overflow Location: the University Chapel and Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center auditorium (tickets not required)
  3. Live Streaming on Commencement day: www.tuskegee.edu/live

Seating Time 

Doors to the James Center will open at 8:00 a.m. All guests with tickets must be seated in the arena by 9:15 a.m. The processional of students and faculty will begin at 9:30 a.m. from Kresge Center to the James Center. NO ONE will be allowed to enter the arena after 9:15 a.m. You must have a ticket to enter the arena, NO EXCEPTIONS. If you do not have a ticket, please proceed to one of the satellite locations listed below.

Sections for the Disabled 
Sections are available in the "Chappie" James Center for disabled individuals who use wheelchairs. Graduating seniors should inform appropriate University personnel in advance of any special needs of family members or guests.

Designated Public Parking Areas are:
  • Behind Foster Hall
  • In front of Harvey Hall
  • Behind the Chapel
  • Beside Kenney Hall
  • Handicapped parking near Foster Hall
Disabled Parking 
Designated parking for the disabled will be in the Foster Hall (Engineering building) parking lot. Please consult the campus map for regular parking.

Shuttle Service 
On-campus shuttle service will begin at 7:30 am from designated parking lots on Commencement Day.

Satellite Locations 
The following areas have been designated as satellite locations for viewing Commencement remotely:
  • The Gen. Daniel "Chappie" James Center Museum (basement of  "Chappie" James Center) 
  • The University Chapel
  • The Kellogg Conference Center Auditorium
LIVE Webcast 
On Commencement day go to www.tuskegee.edu/live,  or go to the Tuskegee University homepage (www.tuskegee.edu) and click on LIVE Commencement Webcast. Then, sit back and enjoy the event. The broadcast will begin at 10:00 a.m.

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This page will be updated as information becomes available.