Graduates and guests should wear appropriate business attire.
Graduates should wear comfortable shoes since they will be going up and down steps and onto the stage.
Graduates should not bring personal possessions (purses, cameras, cell phones and other electronic devices).
Every guest must have a reserved seat ticket to gain entrance.
Infants under age 1 who will sit on the lap of a responsible adult for the entire ceremony do not need a ticket.
Toddlers and children 1 year and older will need a ticket.
Flowers, Balloons, Horns
Balloons, horns, and noisemakers of any kind are prohibited.
Flowers should not be presented or worn until after the ceremony.
Cell Phones, Electronic Devices and Cameras
Cell phone and electronic devices are not to be used.
Tripods and recording devices are not to be used.
No person may approach the stage for any reason.
Graduates and guests should refrain from applauding and cheering until the names of all the graduates are announced.
Food, Beverage, and Smoking
No food or beverages are permitted.
The Kimmel Center is a smoke-free facility.
Graduates should enter the Grand Lobby and will be directed on where to go.
Robing and Procession
Graduates will be helped with robing and line placement for the procession.
Graduates will be given a name card.
During the ceremony, the graduate will hand his card to the administrator at the podium who will announce the graduate's name to the audience.
Professional photographers will take photos of graduates receiving their diplomas.
These photos will be available for purchase.