Health Professions Commencement Ceremony

Honoring graduates from the Feik School of Pharmacy, Rosenberg School of Optometry and School of Physical Therapy

Graduates of the Feik School of Pharmacy, Rosenberg School of Optometry and the School of Physical Therapy will be honored at a commencement ceremony on Friday, May 7 at 7 p.m. at Gayle and Tom Benson Stadium (UIW Broadway campus). As guest tickets are limited, a livestream of the ceremony can be watched below on that day and time.

Although we would love to celebrate with you, we understand that attending the in-person ceremony may not be possible and is not mandatory.

Information regarding tickets was distributed to graduates via email. Please refer to your email for information on claiming your tickets. For questions about ticket reservation, please contact:

In order to safely practice social distancing, all guests, including children and infants, will require a ticket.

Yes, disability seating is available in the first two rows of Benson Stadium. To allow for maximum utilization of these spaces, we ask that anyone seated in this area sit with only one other guest. Families may sit near this area if space is available.

Yes, an interpreter will be present at all ceremonies.

As with every commencement ceremony, Sunday best attire under regalia is encouraged. However, since this event is outdoors, you should plan your attire accordingly. Due to the turf on Benson Stadium, graduates are not permitted to wear spike or thin-heeled shoes. Wedges and block-heels are allowed. In addition, all UIW COVID-19 safety guidelines will be enforced, including the use of face masks. Please make sure that you and your guests are wearing proper masks that cover the mouth and nose completely and snugly. Gaiters and bandanas are not considered proper face coverings and are not allowed. Those who arrive without an appropriate face covering will be provided with one to wear while on campus.

As part of our shared responsibility, all graduates and their guests must complete the Cardinal Daily Health Check prior to entering the Broadway Campus. Access the Cardinal Daily Health Check.
  • Benson Stadium follows a Clear Bag Policy:
    • Each attendee will be allowed to enter with one (1) clear plastic bag in the following styles and bag sizes: Bags that are clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and do not exceed 12" x 6" x 12". One-gallon clear plastic freezer bag (Ziploc bag or similar). Small clutch bags, approximately the size of a hand, with or without a handle or strap can be taken into the venue with one of the clear plastic bags. The clutch bag cannot be larger than 4.5" x 6.5".
    • Exceptions will be made for approved medical needs items and diaper bags after proper inspection.
  • Strollers are allowed in the stadium but are not permitted in the stands. Strollers may be left under the bleachers at the owner’s discretion. UIW is not responsible for lost or stolen personal property.
  • Noisemakers, including air horns, will not be allowed.
  • Balloons are allowed, but please be mindful that large bouquets may impede the view for others.
  • Umbrellas are allowed – please be considerate of people around you and their ability to view the ceremony.