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Instructions to Candidates

The following is what to do if you wish to participate in the Winter Commencement and have been qualified through the Registrar’s Office through filing an "Intent to Graduate" form by Friday, November 20, 2014:

  • Questions via e-mail to about the Winter Commencement ceremony on December 20, 2014 (snow date December 21), at 12 noon.
  • Visit the Barnes and Noble Bookstore for purchase of your cap and gown. Caps and Gowns will be available for purchase on November 15 and later.  Contact the bookstore with cap and gown questions. The bookstore website is:
  • Attend the mandatory pre-ceremony instructions at 10:30 AM on Saturday, December 20, 2014 in Nold Hall (only graduating students allowed at rehearsal)..
  • Pick up ceremony tickets Monday - Friday December 8 - 19 from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM in Laffin Hall 314. Each student receives 8 tickets. If there are extra tickets, these will be distributed during the week of December 15 from 10-4 in the Dean of Students Office
  • The actual ceremony will be in Nold Hall. Arrive promptly Saturday, December 20, 2014 at 10:30 AM in Nold Hall for rehearsal and line up. Students must wear caps and gowns to participate in the ceremony. A coat room will be available for students only.
  • Due to space limitations, students who attend Winter Commencement may not attend Spring Commencement.