Graduation Application and Commencement Ceremony

Ceremonies:

BACCALAUREATE – Sunday, May 3, 2015 in the Sherman Center at 9:30 a.m. This is a traditional worship service associated with graduation. All graduates, their families, and guests are invited to attend. Students should meet in the Talent Center at 9:00 a.m. in caps and gowns. No tickets are required.

COMMENCEMENT – Sunday, May 3, 2015 at the Corn Palace at 1:00 p.m. All graduates, their families, and guests are invited to attend. There is adequate seating, therefore no tickets are required. The event will be streamed live for individuals who are unable to attend. Students should meet in the City Armory (adjacent to the Corn Palace) at 12:00 noon on Sunday, May 3, 2015, ready to line up in caps and gowns. With the aid of Faculty Marshal – Jerry Luckett, Assistant Faculty Marshal - Gretchen Rich, and the Junior Marshals, the graduates will be lined up for procession into the Corn Palace. Graduates process in single file and the Marshals will direct seating. There is no rehearsal for the ceremony.

Graduation Application:
The graduation procedure consists of submitting two forms: the Commencement Application to the Business Office and the Graduation Application (completed in conjunction with your advisor) to the Registrar’s Office. These forms need to be submitted by March 31 for October and December graduation candidates and November 30 for all others. One graduation ceremony is held and this in May. October and December graduates will participate in the May ceremony following their date of graduation. June and August graduation candidates will participate in the May ceremony prior to their date of graduation.

Commencement Application

The graduation application does not indicate that all requirements have been completed, but that the student intends to graduate.
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