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Join us online to celebrate the Class of 2021 during virtual commencement ceremonies on Thursday, May 20, for our graduate students, and Friday, May 21, for our undergraduates. Both ceremonies will air beginning at 10 a.m. here.

Rub True Grit’s Nose

It’s a campus tradition for students to rub our mascot statue’s nose for good luck, so we recruited True Grit to send you some luck as you emBARK on your next journey.


Fall 2021 Update:

  • Most courses will be offered face-to-face or in hybrid format, an updated academic schedule is available here
  • Wider vaccine access and new public health guidance allow us to prepare for a return to a vibrant campus community
  • Preparations are underway to reopen residence halls with occupancy up to 95 percent
  • Physical distancing and health and safety precautions will continue to be essential 
  • More information on the Fall 2021 semester is available here

Prospective Students: Visit our Department!

Open Houses: Please register here

August Open House, date and format TBC.

December Open House, date and format TBC.

Past Virtual Open Houses:

This document contains the questions students and parents asked during the events. If you would like more information, do not hesitate to email us!

Recent comment from an Open House: “After participating in this tour and information session, how could we choose any other school to attend? Thank you to all the professors and staff members who sat with us today. I’ll see you in the fall!”

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