Records & Registration

Graduation Ceremony Timeline

1:00 – 2:30 p.m. – Graduation Pictures (Optional)

Grad Images will take Cap & Gown portraits from 1:00 p.m. to 2:20 p.m. in Event Center A prior to the graduation ceremony. The photographer will also take pictures as graduates receive their diploma cover during the ceremony. You will be given an opportunity to purchase these pictures. For further information visit the Grad Images website.

2:00 p.m. – Report to the Check-In Tables / Arena Opens for Family and Guest Seating

2:30 p.m. – Line up

At check-in, you will receive a program card. Locate the sign with your program of study and line up behind that sign. Staff and faculty will be available for assistance. If you are late, you may not be able to sit with your program. Depending on time of arrival, you may not be able to participate in the ceremony.

3:30– 4:00 p.m. – Process into Arena

4:00 p.m. – Ceremony Begins

If you or your guests require special seating or other accommodations due to disabilities, the Cabarrus Arena and Events Center is Disability Accessible. If you need a seat on the arena floor there is an elevator available. If you have any questions or concerns please, contact Holly Wagoner (, 704-216-3639).