Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the ceremony held?

Commencement ceremonies are held at the Ferrell Center, 1900 S. University Parks Dr., Waco, TX 76706.

When will graduates receive their diplomas?

Diplomas will be sent after the degrees are conferred. Graduates will receive their diplomas several weeks after the degrees have been awarded.

How long will the ceremony last?

Ceremonies will be two to two-and-a-half hours in length.

When do doors open?

Doors open 90 minutes before the ceremony begins.

Do guests need tickets to attend the ceremony?

Tickets are not required. Seating is on a first-come basis.

When should degree candidates arrive?

Degree candidates who are participating in the ceremony should should arrive one hour before the ceremony begins.

Will the ceremony be live streamed?

Yes, please see the link here.

Are diaper bags allowed?

Guests may carry one clear plastic, vinyl or PVC bag no larger than 12 inches by 6 inches by 12 inches, or a one-gallon, re-sealable plastic freezer bag. All items that would be brought in a diaper bag must be contained in a clear bag according to the policy. Diaper bags are not allowed unless they are clear and within the size requirement.

Does the Ferrell Center provide wheelchairs?

The Ferrell Center does not provide wheelchairs. Event staff ushers will assist in finding seating for guests in wheelchairs.

Will concession stands be open?

Concessions will be open with drinks and snacks available for purchase.

Should I be concerned about traffic and construction?

Yes, we encourage you to check for real-time traffic updates here and plan for possible delays

What is the attire for degree candidates?

All degree candidates will be expected to walk thru the metal detectors at the Ferrell Center with their gowns open. Degree candidates should not wear blue jeans, shorts, t-shirts or flip-flops.