Fall 2015 Commencement will be held on Friday, December 18th at 3:00 p.m. in the Eloise Covert Smith Theater in the Vern Riffe Center for the Arts.
Rehearsal for Commencement will be at 10:00 a.m. on Friday,December 18, in the Eloise
Covert Smith Theater in Vern Riffe Center for the Arts.
If you have questions, please call Mistie Spicer, Assistant Director Event & Conference
Services at 740-351-3635.
Can’t Join Us for Commencement?
Family and friends who are unable to attend the ceremony may view it by logging onto
the University's homepage and clicking on a link that will take them to a page with
the webcast of the ceremony. Please be aware this pilot program site does include
Reminders about Commencement
Who is Eligible to Participate in Commencement?
Students completing their studies in Fall 2015, will be invited to the Fall Commencement
ceremony on Friday, December 18, 2015.
Exit Counseling Sessions
All federal student loan borrowers are required to complete exit counseling at the
time of graduation. If you were unable to attend Countdown to Commencement, you my
complete the exit counseling online at www.studentloans.gov. A hold will be placed on your account if the exit counseling is not completed.
Cap and Gown Information
Students may order their cap and gown during Count Down to Commencement on Tuesday,
September 22 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the West Sodexo Ballroom. Cap and gown
must be paid for at the time when ordered. You must have a black cap & gown to participate in Commencement.
If you cannot make it in to Count Down to Commencement or the SSU bookstore, remember
that you can order over the phone with a credit card, (740) 351-3155. If you are graduating
with a master's degree, master's regalia is slightly different, please contact the
What do you wear?
Dress up, this is your college graduation! No shorts for men, please. No frilly collars.
Ladies, please wear sensible shoes with low heels to avoid tripping when walking across
Handicapped parking will be located in Lot C and E close to the Vern Riffe Center.
See the attached campus map for additional information.
A photographer will take your picture as you are leaving the platform. You will receive
a proof image in the mail later to see if you want to purchase the pictures. For questions
about ordering, email email@example.com. To ensure normal procession of the graduates, taking photos will not be permitted
in the restricted areas near the platform beginning 15 minutes prior to the ceremony.
Be sure all library books and borrowed materials are returned to SSU.
Be sure all fees are paid. You cannot receive a final transcript or your diploma if
you owe anything to the University.
Order cap, gown & tassel from the Bookstore if you are participating in the commencement
Inform your family and friends of the date of commencement.
Be sure to keep track of your commencement tickets, we can not replace lost tickets.
Watch for an email to let you know when to pick up commencement regalia.
Be sure to do Exit Counseling before you graduate if you have ever had student loans.
There will be an overflow area in the Flohr Lecture Hall of the Clark Memorial Library
for those who do not have commencement tickets. In the overflow area guests may view
a live webcast of the ceremony on a large screen.
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