Commencement Ceremony Location The Mendel Center Mainstage
Tickets, Invitations, and Announcements Commencement participants will receive 4 Tickets and 4 graduation invitations. You will also have the option to purchase announcements. Tickets are for the Mainstage, where the ceremony will take place; a Ticket will be required for entry and seating in the Mainstage. Be sure to bring your tickets. A graduation invitation or announcement cannot be used for admission to the Mainstage. Extra seating will be available in overflow rooms, where guests can watch the commencement ceremony by video feed; a Ticket will not be required for entry into overflow rooms.
Ticket redistribution Any tickets that have not been picked up by the deadline, Friday April 21, will be redistributed on a first-come, first-served basis through the Mendel Center Mainstage Box Office Friday, April 28, starting at 2:00 p.m. Please bring Student ID.
Assembly Location Graduation candidates must arrive in F-104, Grand Upton Hall, before 1:00pm.
Regalia Graduation regalia will be available for purchase in the bookstore starting at Grad Fair and going until commencement.
Oak Hall Cap, Gown and Tassel set-$29.98
Oak Hall Souvenir Tassel-$3.98
Parking and admission Please advise your family and friends to arrive early. Doors open at 1:00 pm.
Parking at the Mendel Center is free. Maps and directions to The Mendel Center can be found here. Tickets are required for admission to The Mainstage; please bring your tickets with you. Family seating/accommodations will be made available for families with young children who prefer a little more privacy or do not wish to sit in the mainstage and would still like to view the ceremony on a large screen.
Degree/Certificate Presentation The graduate is called to the stage only once, even if several degrees or certificates are conferred. You will receive only a diploma folder on stage at commencement. Your diploma will be mailed to you approximately 30 days after final grades are posted.
Photographs A photographer from Grad Images will be present at the graduation ceremony to take photos when you walk across the stage to receive your diploma. The company will send you information about ordering photos shortly after the ceremony. For more information please visit www.gradimages.com or call (800) 261-2576.
Special Accommodations If you require special accommodations such as a stage ramp or a hearing amplification system, please call (269) 927-6198 so that appropriate arrangements can be made.