Information for Parents

The School of Art + Design requests the honor of your presence at the 2016 School of Art + Design Convocation Ceremony on Sunday, May 15, 2016 at 4:30pm in the Tryon Festival Theatre, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.

In order to facilitate planning for this event, the School has mailed a hard copy of this information and a Convocation Ceremony Form to both you and your student at your addresses currently on file at the University. Either you or your graduate may complete and return the hard copy forms via mail. Alternatively, your graduate, using his or her University netID and password, may complete the Convocation Ceremony Form online by Friday, April 22, 2016. You do not both need to complete the form; we send them to both you and your graduate to ensure that you are both fully informed.

Tickets for the ceremony are required for family members and guests, including babies and toddlers, but not for students. Graduates must pick up tickets from School offices in room 143 Art + Design Building by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, May 2, 2016. Each graduate may request up to seven tickets by the deadline. Additional tickets may be picked up on Wednesday, May 4 on a first-come, first-served basis.

Immediately following the ceremony, a reception to honor graduates, families, and friends will be held in the Link Gallery, which is adjacent to the School of Art + Design. The 2016 BFA Graduate Exhibition in the Krannert Art Museum will be viewable by visitors to the reception.

We encourage you to visit our Convocation FAQs for more information.