Thornton School Ceremony

The Thornton school ceremony will begin at 11:00 a.m. at Pardee Lawn and is expected to last an hour and a half.


Thornton School Reception

Following the Thornton school ceremony at around 12:30 p.m., there will be a reception for the graduates and their friends and family on the Aruge Plaza Lawn.


For ticketing, please refer to our ticketing information page.


For additional information, please contact Thornton Commencement.

Additional Information

  • A photographer will be taking pictures of the graduates as they walk across the stage to accept their diplomas.
  • Honor cords, which may be worn by undergraduates who have earned a minimum 3.5 university GPA by the end of the Fall 2023 semester, will be provided by the Thornton School of Music free of charge. Eligible students will be notified via email in late April when their honor cord is available for pick-up from TMC 200.
  • Commencement Details from Thornton School of Music