Seniors looking forward to collecting a degree this semester found advice at Tuesday’s Graduation Fair. In case you missed that Wood Center session, here’s what you need to do:
- Apply for graduation.If you haven’t already done so, you have to do it this week. It was $50 before February 15 and there is an extra $30 late fee if you apply now, but is the hard deadline. You will not be able to graduate this spring without it.
- Review DegreeWorks. This is an electronic degree audit that lets you track your academic progress. Talk to your adviser about any missing requirements.
- Order invitations. Multiple packages, starting at $93.20 are available here.
- Order class rings. The prices range from $489 to $749
- Order a Cap and Gown by April 5. Caps and gowns (and, if you’re a graduate student, hoods) must be purchased well before commencement. If you’re getting a certificate or an associate or bachelor’s degree, you’ll wear a black gown. Master’s degree candidates wear a black gown with velvet trim and their hood to the ceremony; PhD candidates receive their hood on stage. Certificate/Associate cap/gown/tassel: $42 Bachelor’s cap/gown/tassel: $42 Master’s hood/ cap/gown/tassel: $73 Doctoral cap/gown/tassel: $50
- RSVP for commencement by April 27.
- Attend rehearsal at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 9, in the Carlson Center, 2010 2nd Ave. There will be a walk-through of the event so everyone knows where and how the line-up will happen. Students will have the opportunity to talk with the announcer about the pronunciation of first and last names. You can write a phonetic spelling of your name on your reader card if your name is difficult to pronounce.
- Come to the commencement. Arrive at the Carlson Center on Sunday, May 10, between noon and 12:20 p.m. Commencement line-up and roll call for students is at 12:30 p.m.