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May 2023 Department of Political Science Convocation and Reception

Join us as we recognize the achievements of political science students from the class of 2023 receiving their BA, MA, and PhD degrees. The department will grant awards, recognize students graduating with honors, and host a social reception with light snacks. Family and friends are welcome but students must register and obtain tickets in advance. Instructions on how to register and reserve tickets are below.

Our convocation and reception event will be on Thursday, May 18th at 9:00am (event checkin begins at 8:00am) in the Bauman Center Ballroom. This event is for our department to recognize the hard work of our students, celebrate their outstanding achievements, and spend time visiting with classmates and faculty. This event is not to be missed!

Please note that the Department of Political Science Convocation and Reception is a separate event from the Main Commencement Ceremony. For details on the Main Commencement Ceremony visit here.

Important Deadlines and Dates

    • 4/3/23: Ticket requests for the Department Convocation become available for students who have RSVP'd through SOLAR.
    • 4/12/23: Last day to register for the Main Commencement Ceremony and be listed in the program (you can still register to attend past this date, but won't be listed in the program).
    • 5/5/23: Last day to register to participate in the Main Commencement Ceremony (your name will not appear in the program).
    • 5/5/23: Last day to register and claim guaranteed tickets for the Department of Politial Science Convocation and Reception.
    • 5/8/23 at 9:00am: Tickets held for graduating students' guests that are not claimed will be converted to fill waitlist requests. Waitlist tickets (if available) will be distributed through Eventbrite.
    • 5/11/23 at 5:00pm: Final date for Department Convocation tickets to be claimed. No exceptions or additional tickets will be granted past this date.

Department Convocation and Reception Tickets

A link will become available here to claim reserved tickets on 4/3/2023.

Department Convocation and Reception Waitlist

A link will become available here to request additional guest tickets (beyond the guaranteed two guest tickets) on 4/3/2023.

Frequently Asked Questions — Department Convocation and Reception


Frequently Asked Questions — Undergraduate Students (BA)


Frequently Asked Questions — Graduate Students (MA and PhD)