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December

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December

Attendees

General Ceremony Etiquette

By tradition, the commencement ceremony is a formal, dignified event to honor the academic achievement of scholars. To help preserve the decorum of the event, it is requested that you exercise etiquette appropriate to the occasion. Please observe the following:

  • All mobile devices should be silenced. When sharing your #WCUgraduation experience, please refrain from mobile usage on the stage/platform (e.g., selfies, videos).
  • Please do not use flash photography. During the ceremony, guests may take photographs only from their seats.
  • As a courtesy to your fellow graduates, please do not leave your seats or engage in lengthy conversation with others during the ceremony. All graduates are requested to stay until the conclusion of the ceremony.

Policies

Alcohol Policy 
In accordance with University policy, alcoholic beverages are forbidden on University property. In addition, if any student is deemed to have consumed alcohol, or an illegal, controlled substance prior to the ceremony, that student will not be permitted to participate in the ceremony.

Cell Phones 
Please exercise discretion when using cell phones and smartphone devices during the ceremony. We ask that you please turn off the volume of your devices when the academic procession starts. If taking pictures or using social media, please be mindful of those around you. Student cell phone/smartphone use on the platform when receiving diplomas is restricted. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.

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