Thursday, May 14, 2015, 7 p.m.
Northern Kentucky Convention Center


Oh, the places you’ll go!

You’ve done the work – now celebrate!

We’re proud of you and you should be, too! Graduating from college with a certificate, diploma or degree is a big deal and is worth celebrating in a special way.

So we are inviting you to participate in annual commencement exercises at 7 p.m. May 14 at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center in Covington. (Graduates must arrive at 6 p.m.)

What happens at commencement?

Graduates march into the room and find their seats. At the appropriate time, ushers will direct you across the stage, and you will receive a credential folder from Gateway President Dr. Ed Hughes. We’ll take your photo, and you will receive one free photo but you can order more. (Your family can take photos, too).

After all graduates receive their folders, the class of 2015 marches out triumphantly!

What do you need to do to participate?

  • Complete your graduation application by March 20. Even if you don't plan to finish your program until the summer, if you want to walk at commencement, you must apply by March 20.
  • You will receive a packet in the mail in early April. Read it and return the participation form that is enclosed.
  • If you completed your credential during the Summer or Fall 2014 terms, you are still eligible to attend commencement in May. Plan to participate and bring your family and friends.

Commencement basics

When: Thursday, May 14, 2015

What time: Graduates must arrive at 6 p.m. The ceremony begins at 7 p.m.

Where: Northern Kentucky Convention Center, 1 W. RiverCenter Blvd., Covington, Ky.

Directions: Visit for directions.

Parking: Paid parking is available in a surface lot and parking garage on Madison Avenue directly across the street from the Convention Center. Paid parking is also available in parking garages operated by Embassy Suites and The Marriott Hotel, both located on RiverCenter Boulevard.

What you need: Black caps and gowns are required for graduates and can be purchased at the bookstores at the Covington or Boone campuses.