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New Mexico University holds graduation
ceremonies at the end of the Spring and Fall semesters. Family and
friends of the graduates are encouraged to attend this celebration.
Fall 2013 Commencement Program
Commencement Program Archives
Associate Degree, Baccalaureate
Degree and Masterís Degree candidates will have the rehearsal exercise
the day of Commencement at 11:00 a.m.†
Rehearsal will be held at the Fine Arts Auditorium.†
Spring Commencement Rehearsal will
be held at the Brancheau Amphitheater (Old James Stadium).†
Do not wear your cap and
gown to the rehearsal.†
Fall Commencement Ė at 1:45
p.m.,†all Certificate, Associate, Baccalaureate, and Masterís Degree candidates will meet in the Parotti Building ready to line up for the processional. The processional into the Fine Arts Auditorium will begin promptly at 2:25 p.m.
Spring Commencement - at
5:30 p.m., all Certificates, Associate Degree, Baccalaureate Degree and
Masterís Degree candidates will meet in Intramural Gym of the PE Complex
ready to line up for the processional.††† The processional into the Brancheau
Amphitheater will begin promptly at 5:55 p.m.
is necessary to assure proper processional order
- A pre-printed reader card with your name will be
available for line-up on the day of commencement.
- Commencement staff will help with line-up.
gown, and tassel can be purchased at the Graduation
Fair or WNMU
black regalia will be worn by all graduates and should not be altered,
modified or decorated in any way.
- It is recommended that
gowns be pressed.† Collars that come with the gown are to be worn.
- It is recommended that
male candidates for the Masterís Degree wear long sleeve shirts under
their gown as the gowns have short sleeves.
- Caps should not be
worn at an angle.
- Associate and Bachelor's
degree candidates will wear tassels on the right side.
- Master candidates
and faculty members will wear tassels on the left side.
- Flowers and corsages
should not be worn on the gowns of the graduates during the processional
or exercises.† Floral gifts may be presented following the ceremony.
candidates be prepared to present your name card to the Commencement
Reader for naming.
- Following the conferring
of the Baccalaureate Degree by the President and after returning to
assigned seats, shift tassels to the left as a group on nod from the
Vice President for Academic Affairs.†
- Master candidates,
after receiving your program cover, proceed past the center podium and
turn to face the audience. Your faculty advisor will then hood
- Masterís degree candidatesí
tassels remain the same, on the left side of the cap.
- There will be a recessional
following the Commencement exercises.† The order of march by group will
be in reverse of the processional.
- Graduates requiring special assistance for the ceremony,
call Rebecca Matter at (575) 538-6400 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Purchase your regalia at the Graduation Fair or WNMU Bookstore; for details
call (575) 538-6123 or via the web at http://www.efollett.com.
- Graduation announcements may be ordered at the Graduation Fair or WNMU Bookstore; for details
call (575)538-6123 or via the web at http://www.efollett.com.
- Diplomas will be mailed to the address indicated
on the degree application six to eight weeks after grades are processed
by the Registrar's Office.