108th Commencement of
Rice University

After careful consideration and evaluation of the current health trends, Rice University is pleased to host modified in-person commencement ceremonies May 14-15. These ceremonies will allow students the opportunity to walk the stage along with their classmates in an outdoor (rain or shine) setting at Rice Stadium. Each degree candidate can claim four (4) tickets for family members and/or guests to enter the stadium. Families and guests not able to attend in-person are invited to participate via livestream.

Commencement ceremonies for the Classes of 2020 and 2021 will proceed as follows:

Friday, May 14
8:30 a.m. CT

Commencement Ceremony for MBA Class of 2020 and Class of 2021 from the Jones Graduate School of Business
(August 2019, December 2019, May 2020, August 2020, December 2020 and May 2021 Master of Business Administration Recipients)

7:30 p.m. CT
Commencement Ceremony for Class of 2021 Undergraduates
(August 2020, December 2020 and May 2021)

Saturday, May 15
8:30 a.m. CT

Commencement Ceremony for Class of 2020 and Class of 2021 Advanced Degrees and Doctoral Students (Includes Bachelor of Architecture and Artist Diploma recipients)
(August 2019, December 2019, May 2020, August 2020, December 2020 and May 2021)

7:30 p.m. CT
Commencement Ceremony for Class of 2020 Undergraduates
(August 2019, December 2019 and May 2020)

Please visit the “Information for Graduates” page for information on how graduates can claim their tickets for the above ceremonies.

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