Almost There Fair
Mark your calendars! The Almost There Fair will be April 16 from 11:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. in the Lincoln Room. This is a mandatory "one-stop shop" for graduating seniors. If you cannot make it, please contact Kathleen Drake at email@example.com for more information.
Caps and Gowns
Purchase your cap and gown prior to the Almost There Fair! The deadline is March 21 for free shipping to the fair.
Commencement rehearsal will happen at 3:00 p.m. Friday, June 6, on the South Lawn of Old Main. It is mandatory if you plan to participate in the Commencement ceremony on Saturday, June 7. The severe weather location is T. Fleming Fieldhouse. The to-be-released Commencement Week schedule and Senior Week schedule will have a complete timeline of events.
There is no official dress code for the Commencement ceremony. However, we recommend dressing appropriately for the occasion, including footwear. You will be walking through grass and then across a stage in your gown, so please wear shoes that you will not fall, slip, or trip in.
Procession and Lineup
Graduates will line up at 9:15 a.m. on Commencement day in the lobby of CFA. The severe weather location is T. Fleming Fieldhouse.
Ceremony Tickets and Picnic Lunch
Tickets are only required if the ceremony is moved indoors (T. Fleming Fieldhouse) due to severe weather. You can receive a maximum of 10 free tickets, which will be available during Senior Week from Alumni Relations (located next to Williston across from TKE) -- watch for an e-mail the week before Senior Week. A picnic lunch will be served after the ceremony on the South Lawn.
Announcements and Memorabilia
Commencement memorabilia -- from class rings, diploma frames, and graduation annoucements -- is available for purchase through With Honors Graduation Services, our approved vendor.
Photography and Video
Personal photography is allowed. In addition, a professional photographer will capture you receiving your diploma. More information on professional photography and video will be released closer to the event.
Residence Hall Check-Out
Please check out of your residence hall/apartment by 1:00 p.m. Sunday, June 8. Keys must be returned to Campus Security.
More Questions? Need Help?
Contact the Campus Life Office (across from Founder's Computer Lab) by phone at 309-341-7527.