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Commencement 2022

Queens’ 2022 Commencement ceremony will take place on Saturday, May 7th, at 9 a.m. on Hall Brown Terrace located behind Queens Hall.

Important Weather Announcement

We continue to monitor the weather and adjust plans for safety. At this time the Commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 7th will proceed with being outdoors on the Hall Brown Terrace.  In the event that severe weather is detected in the area, we will pause the ceremony until it is safe to resume. Announcements will be made from the podium with instructions on where to take shelter.

2022 Commencement Program

Sign the Shout-Out Wall!

Congratulate your favorite graduate or the entire class of 2022! Head to our new virtual shout-out wall, simply click "add a card" or "add an image" if you would like to include a photo, write your message, and your post will appear live on the page within 24 hours!


All students who have completed academic requirements for their degree program are expected to participate in the commencement ceremony. Any graduate who is not able to attend their Commencement ceremony must notify the Registrar’s office as soon as possible. Parking will open March 14th

The seating area for guests opens at 7:30am and is first come, first served, but there should be ample seating for all who choose to attend the ceremony.  There is no smoking (including e-cigs and vapes, etc...)​ allowed. No pets are allowed.  We will be abiding by all local health guidelines in effect for COVID-19 and reserve the right to enforce any additional safety measures the University deems necessary. The ceremony is likely to last approximately 2 hours. 

A drop off point for guests with mobility impairments will be available at Evans Clock Tower.

We would also like to reach out to all students, faculty, and staff to get your suggestions on future commencement speakers.  If you have an engaging speaker in mind, please use the link below to ​tell us who and why. Please keep in mind this may not be for the current commencement planning year. Thank you!

Commencement Speaker Suggestions

In Case of Rain

The ceremony will be held outdoors, rain or shine, unless there is sever inclement weather. In case of sudden rain or lightning, students will seek shelter in Trexler Student Center, all guests will seek shelter in either: Everett Library, Belk Chapel, and the Levine Center for Wellness and Recreation.

If weather conditions do not permit an outdoor ceremony, graduation exercises will be held in Levine Center for Wellness and Recreation. Two rain tickets will be given to each graduate from their Dean’s office mid April. Overflow seating with a closed-circuit video feed of the ceremony will be available for those who do not have rain tickets. The ceremony will also be broadcast live via YouTube.

Schedule of Events

Student Information

Guest & Visitor Information

Commencement Contacts

Commencement Office

McColl School of Business

Pam Reid, Office Manager, MSB

Amanda Bennett, Assistant Registrar

Student Accessibility Services
Jessica Capobianco, Director

Blair College of Health and Presbyterian School of Nursing

Queens Bookstore
Kathy Devlin, Manager

Cato School of Education
Somer Saunders, Recruiter/Student Support Specialist

Student Financial Services

College of Arts and Sciences
Shannon Bray, Coordinator of Undergraduate Studies

Herff Jones
For regalia, announcements and class rings:

Knight School of Communication
Lola Chisholm

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