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Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing

College of Health Sciences

Spring Graduation Events - Nursing


School of Nursing Convocation Ceremony

Date, Time, Location

- Friday, May 13, 2016
- 2-4 p.m.
- Arts & Sciences Auditorium

Family & Friends of Graduating Students

- Be seated in the auditorium
- Wheelchair access available at the east entrance

Graduating Students

  • Dress Code: wear nice, modest, attire. No caps/gowns. No shorts/jeans.

  • What NOT to take into ceremony: Graduates, do not bring coats, purses, other possessions into ceremony. Please leave those items with family/friends.

  • Pre-Ceremony To-Do List for Graduates: (Important to Follow!)

    • Plan to arrive at the Arts & Sciences building prior to 1:30 p.m. If your family is with you, have them seated in the auditorium at that time. (Make sure you leave your personal items with family at that point. Those items include coats, purses, other possessions.)

    • No later than 1:30 p.m., head upstairs to the second floor for preparation for the processional. Staircases to the second floor are accessed from the main lobby outside of the A&S Auditorium. To your left or right, head up either of the two staircases to the second floor hallway.

    • You will find a School of Nursing table there with Reader Cards needed for the ceremony. Pick up your card and follow signs to join your group designation.

    • Follow staff directions to have individual pictures taken by professional photographer prior to processional (required by all graduates).

    • Line up for processional according to staff directions on the second floor hallway.

    • Ceremony starts promptly at 2 p.m.


College of Health Sciences (CHS) Commencement Ceremony

Date, Time, Location

- Saturday, May 14, 2016
- 8:30-11 a.m.
- Arena Auditorium


Sigma Theta Tau (STT) Induction Ceremony

Date, Time, Location

- Friday, May 13, 2016
- 10:30 a.m. - 12 noon
- Arts & Sciences Auditorium
- Luncheon will follow the induction ceremony. Location: Health Sciences Center 4th Floor Surge Area.

Eligibility Criteria

Refer to Nursing Organizations section in the School of Nursing Student Handbook for details.


President's Picnic

Day, Time, Location

- Saturday, May 14, 2016
- 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
- Location 1 - Wyoming Union Ballroom
- Location 2 - Fieldhouse


- All University of Wyoming graduates
- Guests of the UW graduates are also invited to the picnic hosted by the University president


Updated: 3/9/2016

Nursing Graduation

If you still have questions after checking out these graduation web pages, please contact Debbie Shoefelt 307-766-4292

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