Spring Commencement 2016 will be held on Saturday, May 7 at 9:00 a.m on the Alumni Green. In the event of anticipated severe weather Shawnee State University
will utilize a Severe Weather Plan. This plan consists of two separate ceremonies
in the Eloise Covert Smith Theater in the Vern Riffe Center for the Arts.
The College of Arts and Sciences, University College, Teacher Education and Engineering
Technology students will graduate at 9:00 a.m. The College of Professional Studies
will graduate at 1:00 p.m. Tickets are required.
Rehearsal for Commencement will be at noon on Friday, May 6 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 Spring 2016, will be invited to the Spring Commencement
ceremony on Friday, May 6.
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.
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
Cap and gown order should be placed by March 17. Payment is due at the time the order
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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