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Everything you need to know for Kellogg convocation

Friday, June 21, 2019

Friends and family welcome at all events! The ceremony usually lasts two hours.

Dress code
Convocation ceremony attire varies by student. Some students dress very casually because they will be wearing robes during the ceremony. Others dress in business casual attire because they plan to take photos and will be going out to dinner afterwards. We recommend that you dress in light clothing -- the robes can be quite warm.

Parking and transportation
Because parking is limited near the Global Hub, we recommend parking at Ryan Field first and taking the air-conditioned shuttle bus to and from the reception. Buses will be running every 30 minutes between Ryan Field (Welsh- Ryan Arena is just north of the field) and the Global Hub beginning at 1:00 p.m. Limited parking for vehicles displaying a valid handicapped tag as well as a drop-off site for persons with disabilities are available at Ryan Field (Welsh-Ryan Arena is just north of the field). Wheelchair accessible buses will be available.

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Start time
Students will line up alphabetically at 4:00 p.m. for the procession.

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Day's Schedule

9:30 a.m.
Northwestern University Commencement (Ryan Field)
Kellogg students are encouraged but not required to attend.
Tickets required. Information to follow
1:00 p.m.
Lake side tent reception (located south east of the Global Hub).
All Kellogg graduates, their families and guests are welcome to attend.
No tickets or reservations are required.
3:15 p.m.
Shuttles will begin driving students from the Global Hub to the Welsh-Ryan Arena.
4:00 p.m.
Students begin to line up.
Line-up is in alphabetical order, so please be on time.
5:00 p.m.
Procession begins promptly.
Gown and hood are required.
Convocation will be simulcast at the Global Hub.
Live video stream will be available on convocation day.
Refer to the Kellogg website for day-of information.
7:15 p.m.
Convocation concludes; plan your celebration with family and friends!

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