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Spring Commencement

Spring Commencement     
 
Graduate Spring Commencement will be held Friday, May 8th, 7:00 pm (EDT) in the Ransdell Chapel on the University's main campus.
Candidates should report to the Davenport Student Commons by 6:15 pm to line up for the processional and the Graduate Walk. 
 
There are two undergraduate ceremonies on Saturday, May 9th. 
Saturday, May 9th at 9:00 am (EDT) in the Powell Gymnasium for the Bachelor of Science (BS) undergraduate students.
Candidates should report to Montgomery Library by 8:30 am to participate in the Graduate Walk.
 
Saturday, May 9th at 12:00 pm (EDT) in the Powell Gymnasium for the Associate (AA, AS, ADN), Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Music (BM), Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA), Bachelor of Social Work (BSW), and Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) undergraduate students.
Candidates should report to Montgomery Library by 11:15 am to participate in the Graduate Walk. 
 
Caps, gowns, and tassels can be picked up soon at CU Barnes & Noble Bookstore. The bookstore will order quantities of caps and gowns in all sizes.  Cost for the graduation regalia is included in the $100 graduation fee charged to each candidate.  Masters candidates will need to pick up the appropriate hood as well from the bookstore.  CU Barnes & Noble Bookstore business hours are Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.          
    
 
 
Each graduate will be photographed with the President while on stage. Students will receive an email from the Office of Communications containing their photo to print on their own 3-4 weeks after the ceremony.  Guests are permitted to move to the front of the chapel to take photographs during the ceremony. They should not interfere with University photographers and be mindful of others as they do.

Graduation Meetings

If you are an undergraduate, main campus, student who is planning to graduate in May or August, please attend one of the following meeting.  The purpose of the meeting is to make sure you have fulfilled all the requirements for graduation.  If you have any questions, please contact Student Records 270-789-5233.
 
Graduation Meetings:   Tuesday, April 14th at 3:30 pm in the Atrium (basement of the BASC)
                                          Wednesday, April 15th at 3:15 pm in the Atrium 
                                       
If you are student teaching this semester, we will provide information when you come to your last student teacher meeting. 
If you are a student on one of our satellite campuses, information will be available through your campus.  You do not need to attend this meeting on the main campus. 

Graduation Dinner

Information coming soon!
 
 
 
 
 
 

Commencement Speakers

 
This checklist includes both academic and non-academic steps that students need to do before graduation.

Students who plan to complete requirements for graduation in  December 2014, May 2015, August 2015, or December 2015 must file an Application for Graduation with the Office of Student Records in order to generate a Graduation Application Progress Profile (GAPP). The application can be found under "Forms and Documents - Students."

Submission of the Graduation Application generates a $100.00 graduation fee charged to the student's account during the term of graduation.
  • Meet degree requirements as listed in the University catalog - graduate with at least the minimum number of credit hours required by your program of study and have a 2.0 overall GPA.
  • Student who have taken courses at other institutions should confirm with Student Records that official transcripts have been received.
  • Pick up caps, gowns, robes, tassels, etc. from the CU/Barnes & Noble Bookstore. Masters candidates will need to secure the appropriate hood as well.
  • Take any and all exams required by your college or school. (PRAXIS for students in Teacher Education.)
  • Pay all student accounts including parking and library fines and the graduation fee.
  • Return all library materials.
  • Reserve any special services for disabled graduates or guests by calling Jennifer Lauer at 270.789.5150.
  • Complete exit interviews with Business Services and/or Financial Aid if any type of federal grants or loans were received.
The requirements for graduation can be found here

This checklist is general in nature and is intended to serve as a guide for students. A formal and official list of remaining requirements is provided in the Graduation Application Progress Profile (GAPP) that each student receives after applying to graduate.