Spring 2013 Commencement will be held on Saturday, May 4, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. on the Alumni Green.
Rehearsal for Commencement will be at noon on Friday, May 3, in the Vern Riffe Center for the Arts.
Can't Join Us for Commencement?
Family and friends who are unable to attend the ceremony may view it via a link on the University’s homepage that will take them to a page with the webcast. Please be aware this pilot program site does include commercials.
If you graduate fall 2013, you need to petition for graduation by the end of summer. Contact Chelsie Johnson with the Office of the Registrar at 740.351.3377 or at email@example.com.
Severe Weather Plan tickets are available, room 131 of the VRCFA
Extra Severe Weather Plan tickets available, room 131 of the VRCFA
12 noon, in the VRCFA
10 am on the Alumni Green
Severe Weather Plan
In the event of anticipated severe weather, Shawnee State University will utilize a Severe Weather Plan. The Severe Weather Plan will consist of two separate ceremonies in the main theater of the VRCFA.
The ceremony for the College of Arts & Sciences graduates will be at 10:00 a.m. The ceremony for the College of Professional Studies graduates will be at 12:30. You will be notified of the University's decision at rehearsal. Three tickets, for family and friends to use, will be available beginning April 22 in room 131 of the Vern Riffe Center for the Arts. For more information, contact Mistie Spicer at 740.351.3635.
The ceremony takes place on the Alumni Green which provides approximately 3,000 seats for family and friends on a first-come, first-serve basis. Tickets are not required for spring commencement if held on the Alumni Green. However, if inclement weather is anticipated, the University's Severe Weather Plan will be implemented.
Under that condition, each student will be provided three (3) tickets for family and friends. Students are encouraged to pick up their tickets beginning April 22 through May 3rd in room 131 of the Vern Riffe Center of the Arts. Two extra tickets can be picked up in the same location beginning April 29th on a first-come, first-serve basis. Once the extra tickets are gone, students will be put on a waiting list for additional extra tickets if needed. Extra tickets will not be available the day of commencement and the University will not be able to provide replacement tickets if lost. For more information, see the Severe Weather Plan.
Please note that due to the large number of students graduating from the College of Professional Studies, extra tickets for that ceremony are very limited. There is a strong possibility students will not be able to obtain extra tickets for this ceremony. We apologize in advance for this inconvenience and encourage you to make arrangements in advance with your family.