Mandatory for Graduating SeniorsBring student ID and schedule one hour.
Commencement Kick‑Off is a "one‑stop‑shopping" experience, where prospective graduates can:
obtain all Commencement-related materials, such as as announcements, academic attire, parking passes, and tickets to Senior Week events
meet with the Business Office to settle outstanding financial obligations and confirm academic clearance with the Registrar's Office
ensure that any Financial Aid exit counseling session required has been completed
submit required senior surveys to Center for Career and Professional Development
No appointment is necessary.
Come to one of the kick‑off sessions listed below to take care of everything for Commencement.You only have to come one session.
Tuesday, April 8, 2014 (Master's program students only)3 – 8 p.m.Grace Hall Atrium and Board Room
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. or 1 – 3 p.m. or 5 – 8 p.m.Grace Hall Atrium and Board Room
Students will also receive the following Commencement material.
Printed Announcements Each graduate will receive five (5) printed Commencement announcements at no cost. Additional announcements may be purchased at a nominal cost.
Commencement Parking Passes Parking will be limited the day of Commencement. Parking passes are distributed on a first‑come, first‑served basis during Commencement Kick‑Off.
Prospective graduates will receive a maximum of two parking passes.
Requests for handicapped passes should be directed to the Public Safety staff members at Kick‑Off. Students requiring a handicapped pass will be issued one in lieu of one traditional guest pass.
Diploma Frames The Bookstore has a variety of special frames to enhance the look of your diploma. Frames that are in stock will be available for purchase at Commencement Kick‑Off on a first‑come, first‑served basis. Orders for frames also can be placed at that time.
To see the frames prior to the kick‑off event, visit the Bookstore on the lower level of the Widener Center.
Honors Medals Students graduating with Latin honors (cum laude, magna cum laude, and summa cum laude) will be notified by the Registrar's Office in early April.
Medals for Latin honors, to be worn at graduation, will be distributed at Commencement Kick‑Off.
In the event there is a change in a student’s cumulative GPA, which would affect their Latin honors, students may exchange the Latin honors medal received at Commencement Kick‑Off for the appropriate medal.