Temple University's 126th Commencement Exercises will be held on Thursday, May 16, 2013 in the Liacouras Center at 10:00 a.m.
The Liacouras Center will open at 8:30 a.m. Graduates must report to the loading dock entrance (on Broad Street near Cecil B. Moore Avenue) in academic regalia no later than 8:45 a.m. and form single file lines behind their college banners.
If you are late and the academic procession has begun, please wait until all graduates have entered the arena. Be seated at the rear of the student body; do not join your school.
Each guest will need a ticket to enter the Liacouras Center. Seating is limited and all requests for tickets cannot be fulfilled.
Commencement Exercises will be available live on the web for those who are not able to join the ceremony in the Liacouras Center.
The academic procession will move as directed by university marshals who will be wearing red academic gowns. Graduates will march into the arena with their colleges. Upon reaching their seats, graduates will turn and face the aisle until the faculty procession has passed their seat row. Graduates will then remain standing until after the National Anthem.
When your dean presents the candidates for your degree, you will rise and remain standing until the president has conferred your degree. You may tip your cap in response to the president's salute, and then move your tassel from the right to the left.
At the conclusion of the ceremony, please remain standing. Encourage your guests to remain seated until the faculty procession has left the arena. You may then follow the faculty in an orderly procession. The general Commencement Ceremony is approximately 90 minutes.
To alleviate congestion in front of The Liacouras Center, we recommend that you arrange to meet your guests at other pre-determined sites on campus. Look for the balloon arches on campus for photo opportunities.
Individual school and college graduation ceremonies follow in the afternoon and early evening.
The Liacouras Center is a 10,200 seat multi-purpose venue located on Temple University's campus. The venue is a full-entertainment arena featuring concerts, family shows, Temple Men's and Women's Basketball games and more.
Though you will formally receive your respective degrees at the University Commencement, you will receive your diplomas in the mail approximately six weeks after Commencement.