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What to Expect (Guests)

  • Doors to the event will open at 2:30pm. Guests may arrive early, but they will not be able to enter until the doors open. 
  • The School of Nursing will have a photographer for the event. Should you want to take pictures yourself, take care not to block any aisles or doors in 120AB.
  • If you or any of your guests need accommodations, please let the School of Nursing know as soon as possible by contacting

What to Expect (Pinners)

  • Guests who have been chosen to pin a student should sit close to an aisle​.
  • Pinners should use an event program to follow along as graduates are called, alphabetically, to walk across the stage.
  • When your graduate is about 10 names from the person currently on stage, rise and make your way to the center of the room, where an usher will greet you.
  • Line up next to your graduate, and the pair of you will be directed towards the stage by event staff. Once on stage, you will be handed a pin with any necessary instructions.
  • If you have any questions or need help during the event, staff will be on hand to assist you.