Winter Commencement

December 14, 2023
7:00 p.m. 
Bartholomew Performing Arts Center


Bartholomew Performing Arts Center

1098 E 10th St #1000, York, NE 68467


The doors open at 6:00 p.m. for guests. No tickets are required. The event is open to the public, with seating on a first come first served basis. No reserved seating is permitted, with the exception of seating arranged before the event for individuals with special needs. To arrange special seating, please contact (402)363-5614.



Graduates should meet in the Bartholomew Performing Arts Center at 6:15 p.m. For those of you receiving a master's or bachelor's degree please instruct your escort to be there at the same time. Master's and bachelor’s graduates will select one escort (father, mother, husband, wife, etc.) who will march with you into the auditorium. Your escort will carry your hood and will be seated next to you during the commencement ceremony. No escorts are required for associate graduates. 

As this, a professional ceremony, York University will be providing your official graduation regalia.  Any unapproved enhancements to regalia will be confiscated and returned to you after the graduation ceremony. Graduates may only wear items provided by the graduation coordinator. No additional chords, stoles, decorations, or ornaments should be added to the graduation dress.

You will be receiving more information by email. If you have any questions, please call or email Tori Odom at   

Watch Live

The ceremony will be live-streamed on our website.