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Spring Commencement

 Spring Commencement     
      
Graduate Spring Commencement will be held Friday, May 2, 7:00 p.m. (EDT) in the Ransdell Chapel on the University's main campus.
Candidates should report to the Davenport Student Commons by 6:15 p.m. to line up for the processional and the Graduate Walk.
 
Undergraduate Spring Commencement will be held Saturday, May 3, 9:00 a.m. (EDT) in the Powell Gymnasium on the University's main campus.
Candidates should report to Montgomery Library by 8:30 a.m. to line up for the processional and the Graduate Walk.
   
There is a rehearsal for the undergraduate commencement ceremony on Friday, May 2nd at 3:30 p.m. in the Powell Gymnasium.  You will receive your name card for graduation and find your seat for graduation at that time.  It is very important that you attend the rehearsal.
 
Caps, gowns, and tassels can be picked up 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 two following meetings.  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 15th at 2:00 p.m. in the Atrium (basement of the BASC)
                                       Wednesday, April 16th at 3:15 p.m. 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

The Office of Alumni Relations invites Spring graduates (undergraduates and graduates) and their guests to the 2014 Spring Graduation Dinner in the Winters Dining Hall, Friday, May 2nd from 4:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.  Each graduate is entitled to three free tickets (one for the graduate and two additional for guests).  Additional tickets can be purchased for $10 each.  Children 6 and under can eat at no cost.  The cost for children ages 7-12 is $5.  Tickets may be picked up in the Alumni Office prior to the event or sent to the graduate's UPO.  Please confirm your attendance by April 28, by contacting the Alumni Office at 800-264-6014, ext. 5216 or email pjsmith@campbellsville.edu.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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 2013, May 2014, August 2014, or December 2014 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.