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Commencement FAQs
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Commencement FAQs

Graduating Students

  • Do I need to let someone know that I am participating in the main university commencement ceremony?
  • I registered to participate using the Student and Faculty RSVP tool but now my plans have changed.  Do I need to let someone know that I will not be attending?
    • No.
  • Where do I get my cap and gown?
    • Contact or visit Dowdy Student Stores for your cap and gown and other items such as announcements, invitations and frames.
  • How do I know if I have met all the necessary academic requirements to graduate?
  • When do I get my diploma?
    • Diplomas are mailed 6 to 8 weeks after graduation using your address of record in Banner.
  • What is the difference between the main university commencement ceremony and my unit recognition ceremony?
    • The main university commencement ceremony is where degrees are conferred by the Chancellor; individual names are not read.  Your unit ceremony is coordinated and held by your college, school or department.  Contact your college, school or department for specific information.  The unit ceremony schedule lists the time and place of each event.
  • Do my guests and family members need tickets to the main ceremony?
    • No.  However, tickets may be needed for the unit recognition events.  Contact your school, college, or department for more information.
  • Is participation in the graduation ceremonies mandatory?
    • No.  You may choose to attend one or both ceremonies.

Family and Guests

  • Do I need tickets to attend the main ceremony?
    • No.  However, tickets may be needed for the unit recognition events.  Have your student contact their school, college, or department for more information.
  • My graduate has told me that graduation is at a different time than what is published on the web.
  • A member of our group is a person with a disability.  Do we need to make advanced arrangements?
    • No.  The venue for the main university ceremony is fully accessible.  Attendants and ushers will be available to direct individuals with disabilities to accessible parking and seating options.  The main university ceremony is ASL interpreted.
  • Will the university provide wheelchairs for family and guests with disabilities?
    • No.  Several local pharmacies rent mobility aids for personal use.  Golf carts will be patrolling the parking lots at the main university ceremony to provide assistance for individuals with disabilities as feasible.
  • Where can I find lodging in Greenville and surrounding areas?

Faculty

  • I would like to participate in the main university ceremony.  What do I need to do?
  • I lost my parking pass!  How do I get another one?
  • I need to rent regalia.  Where do I go?