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 Timeline of Events

Students line up in Parking Lot A9 a.m.
Processional preparation9:30 a.m.
Processional9:45 a.m.
Call to order and welcome10 a.m.
Ceremonial address10:15 a.m.
Presentation of diplomas10:30 a.m.


Plan Ahead

Graduates at the COS degree celebration

Registration and Information for Graduates

  • Assemble at 9 a.m. in Parking Lot A at the sign for your degree and major.
  • You will be given a card to write your name as it sounds (phonetically). You will hand this card to the usher on stage; this is the way your name will be read properly as you walk across the stage.
  • Wear your cap and gown when you arrive. You will not be allowed to participate without a cap and gown.

Guest Information

  • Doors open at 9 a.m. Seats are first-come-first-served.
  • No tickets are required for this event, bring as many guests as you like.
  • Parking: Please park in any surface lot as directed by the parking attendants.

Rain Plan
If it is raining on the afternoon of Saturday, May 21 there will be no procession for bachelor’s and master’s degree candidates. Instead, graduates should report directly to the EagleBank Arena via the loading dock on the lower level of the East side. You will be seated by college and by major on the floor. Look for signs indicating your college and major. Faculty marshals will be there to assist you. Call 703-993-1000 if you’re unsure about the line-up location because of weather conditions.

Disability Accommodations
For disability accommodations at the ceremony, please email

Have questions?
Please email Also, please see our Frequently Asked Questions.

Watch the 2022 College of Science Degree Celebration

Watch the full Degree Celebration and celebrate the class of 2022.

Graduating? Take the Career Plans Survey

All May 2022 graduates are encouraged to complete the Career Plans Survey. This helps gather information on what jobs our students get when they graduate, their starting salaries or where they go for graduate school. 

The survey is for BOTH graduate and undergraduate students earning their degrees in May 2022.  Students will sign-in with their Mason NetID in order to access the survey.

Career plans survey May 2022