State Ceremony Schedules

Students looking on during a recognition ceremony

Dates and times will be announced as they become available. Qualifying students will receive invitations to ceremonies in April.

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State
Site
Date and Time

Alabama

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University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa

Monday, May 7

10 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Arkansas

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University of Arkansas, Little Rock

Wednesday, May 9

10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

*Florida

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University of South Florida, Tampa

Tuesday, May 8

10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Florida

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Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton

Friday, May 18

11 a.m.

Florida

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Saint Leo University, Saint Leo

Friday, May 18

10 a.m.

*Georgia

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Middle Georgia State University, Cochran

Saturday, May 5

10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Georgia

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Georgia Southern University, Statesboro

Thursday, May 17

6:30 p.m.

Iowa

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Grinnell College, Grinnell

Wednesday, May 23

2 p.m.

Kansas

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University of Kansas, Lawrence

Tuesday, May 8

9 a.m.

Kentucky

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Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green

Wednesday, May 23

2 p.m.

Louisiana

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Northwestern State University, Natchitoches

Sunday, May 6

1 p.m.

Mississippi

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The University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg

Saturday, June 2

1:30 p.m.

Missouri

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Drury University, Springfield

Monday, May 14

11 a.m.

Nebraska

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University of Nebraska at Kearney

Wednesday, May 16

2 p.m.

*North Carolina

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East Carolina University, Greenville

Friday, May 11

1 p.m.

North Carolina

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Campbell University, Buies Creek

Tuesday, May 8

2 p.m.

North Carolina

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Elon University, Elon

Wednesday, May 23

10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Oklahoma

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University of Tulsa, Tulsa

Wednesday, May 23

2 p.m.

South Carolina

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Furman University, Greenville

Thursday, May 17

2 p.m.

Tennessee

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Belmont University, Nashville

Monday, May 7

10:30 a.m.

*Texas

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Texas Christian University, Fort Worth

Monday, May 14

5 p.m.

Texas

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Texas Academy of Mathematics & Science at the University of North Texas, Denton

Thursday, May 17

10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Texas

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Trinity University, San Antonio

Thursday, May 17

4 p.m.

Texas

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Lamar University, Beaumont  

Saturday, May 19

1 p.m.

Texas

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Texas A&M University, College Station

Friday, May 25

2 p.m.

*Indicates a state that holds more than one ceremony.

Sites, dates, and times are subject to change.

Travel Planning

Follow the above links to each host university's website to familiarize yourself with the campus you are visiting and obtain driving directions and campus maps.

Ceremonies typically last an hour and a half; however, some locations have a reception following the ceremony. At most sites, students have reserved or assigned seating. Friends and families seat themselves on a first-come, first-served basis.

Frequently asked questions?

Need more information? Check out our ceremony FAQs.

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