EKU Spring 2023 Commencement Ceremonies Location Changed for May 12

Published on May 10, 2023

By Sarah Bashford

Due to anticipated inclement weather, Eastern Kentucky University’s (EKU) spring commencement ceremonies have been moved indoors to the Baptist Health Arena at Alumni Coliseum this Friday, May 12, 2023. In addition, there will be three ceremonies scheduled to honor graduates from the university’s six academic colleges. 

The schedule is as follows:

9 a.m. Commencement Ceremony

  • College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences

  • College of Business

1:30 p.m. Commencement Ceremony

  • College of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics

  • College of Health Sciences

6 p.m. Commencement Ceremony

  • College of Justice, Safety, and Military Science

  • College of Education and Applied Human Sciences

In all, EKU is recognizing 2,044 graduates: 118 certificates, 57 associate degrees, 1,465 bachelor’s degrees, 355 master’s degrees, 19 post-master’s certificates and 30 doctoral degrees.

According to the Kentucky Center for Statistics, 67% of EKU graduates are employed in Kentucky one year after graduation—the highest among Kentucky’s public institutions.

Guests can attend the commencement ceremonies on a first-come-first-serve basis. In the unlikely event Baptist Health Arena at Alumni Coliseum reaches guest capacity, guests will be instructed to go to the EKU Center for the Arts on 838 Hall Drive to watch the ceremonies through livestream. Guests may park in the Alumni Coliseum parking lot with overflow parking available at the EKU Center for the Arts. Transportation will be provided to shuttle guests from overflow parking to Alumni Coliseum.  

Individuals who cannot attend may watch the ceremonies through livestream. A link to the livestream will be available at www.eku.edu on the day of commencement. 

EKU’s spring 2023 commencement ceremony website provides updated information about each ceremony, campus maps and visitor information.