Does the Commencement ceremony occur in the event of inclement weather (thunder, lightning, heavy rain)?
Butler administration will monitor the weather the week leading
up to Commencement. If there is a decision to delay the start of
the ceremony or move Commencement to another day, we will notify
graduates through the following vehicles: Butler Twitter accounts
(@Butler U, @LevesterJohnson); University
website (www.butler.edu); and the
senior class listserv. Graduates and guests may also call
317-940-6200 to hear a pre-recorded message about the day's
How many tickets does each graduate receive?
Each graduate is eligible to request up to six tickets for their
families and guests (Note: graduates do not need a ticket). Tickets
will have particular designations which a graduate may request at
the time of ticket reservation: Accessible, Wheelchair Accessible,
Companion, ASL Interpreter Seating, and General Admission.
Children requiring a seat will need a ticket.
Can graduates receive more than the allotted number of tickets to Commencement
Students who need additional tickets should ask classmates to
order the maximum and share any extra tickets with them. Students
need to make these arrangements themselves. No additional tickets
can be purchased.
Will there be an indoor viewing location?
Butler's 2,100-seat auditorium Clowes Memorial Hall will serve as
the indoor viewing location. A live stream of the ceremony
will be shown on the projection system. This site will have air
conditioning for those guests unable to be seated outdoors.
Clowes seating is not included within the six ticket allotment for
graduates and will be filled on a first-come, first-served
How long will the ceremony last?
The ceremony traditionally lasts approximately three hours from
beginning to end. In the event of inclement weather, the
ceremony may be shortened to exclude student's individual conferral
of degrees, and diploma distribution will be moved to the Efroymson
Family Gym (formerly known as the West Gym).
Will I be able to view the ceremony online?
The ceremony can be viewed on the Commencement website homepage
The live stream will begin as soon as the processional starts and
will conclude at the recessional.
How do I order graduation announcements?
Orders will be taken at the Grad Finale event on Thursday, March
27 between 3:00-7:00 p.m. in the Atherton Union, Reilly Room, or
you may place your order online through www.jostens.com.
Where do I pick up my diploma if I am unable to attend the graduation ceremony?
Diplomas will be mailed by the Office of Registration and
Records beginning Monday, May 12.
What size are the diplomas? Are frames available for purchase on campus?
Are professional photographs available?
Yes, Butler University contracts with a professional
photographer, GradImages, to provide photographs of each graduate
as they receive their diploma as well as a photo of the graduate in
front of a University backdrop. Proofs of the photos will be
emailed to the graduate 3-5 days after the Commencement
ceremony. Orders can be placed on the GradImages website: http://www.gradimages.com/
How do I purchase a Commencement DVD?
Butler University contracts with a professional DVD production
company, Graduation Nation, to provide a high-quality DVD for
purchase. Please visit http://www.graduationnation.com/
for more information.
How do I contribute to the Class of 2014 Gift campaign?