Things to know about Spring 2014 Graduation

With the semester quickly progessing, graduation is just around the corner.

The one thing all Falcons have in common is to finish school and be an official alumnus.

For all the students planning to celebrate this milestone, there are some things to be known about Spring 2014 Commencement:

1.) Tickets will be available for pickup in the University Bookstore beginning April 3 through 12 p.m. on May 9.

2.) A limited number will be available to each student dependent on the number of students who have applied for graduation.

3.) A special “ticket discussion board” is posted on Canvas [under Courses tab] for those who have applied for graduation and may be in need of some extra tickets. The discussion board is strictly for exchanging tickets and no intent of monetary sale or purchase will be tolerated.

Jill Carr, vice president of Student Affairs, said the Stroh Center’s doors will an hour before Commencement begins. Reserved parking will be available at the Stroh and additional parking will be around campus (free on weekends).

Caps, gowns, tassels and honors cords are available for purchase at the University Bookstore or at their website:

Prices for caps and gowns are $36.99 (bachelor’s) and $39.99 (master’s). The bookstore also offers many custom University-oriented graduation gifts.

1.) Students in the College of Health and Human Services and the College of Technology, Architecture and Applied Engineering, as well as graduate students graduate on Friday, May 9. Commencement begins at 7 p.m.

2.) Students in the College of Arts and Sciences and Firelands graduate Saturday, May 10. Commencement begins at 9 a.m.

3.) Students in the College of Business Administration and the College of Education and Human Development graduate Saturday, May 10. Commencement begins at 2 p.m.

4.) Diplomas will be mailed to the graduate’s home address within 8-10 weeks after commencement.

Regardless of the day, the Division of Student Affairs asks graduates to arrive “no later than 45 minutes before the ceremony begins” and enter the Stroh through the Schmidthorst Pavilion entrance.

The ceremony will last about two hours and will also be broadcast live on Time Warner Bowling Green Cable Channel 5.

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