Commencement is a dignified occasion honoring important educational accomplishments. The Graduation Ceremony is typically smaller in size and more intimate than traditional Graduation Commencement.
It is a centuries-old tradition in which the President of the Academy
grants degrees en masse to graduating students from three schools, colleges, and affiliate institutions.
With thousands of degree candidates, participants, and guests in attendance, the ceremony is an unforgettable, grand-scale celebration that appropriately marks the academic achievements of the Academy graduates.