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Congratulations Class of 2017!

Whether a student, faculty member, family member, or friend,
graduation is an important event that marks a momentous occasion
in the lives of our graduates and the entire GCU community.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Graduate (Master's Degree) Commencement Ceremony

5:00 p.m.: Wellness Center Arena
Guest admittance by ticket only*
Thursday, May 25, 2017

Baccalaureate Mass

9:00 a.m.: Casino Auditorium
Guests and graduates of all faiths are welcome. Tickets not required for Mass.

Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony

11:30 a.m.: Wellness Center Arena
Guest admittance by ticket only*

Students

Commencement Attire

To ensure a dignified academic process, please conform to the following guidelines:

  • Academic attire for graduates consists of a black gown, a colored hood, and a cap with a tassel.
  • Bachelor’s degree candidates: the tassel should be worn to the right; master’s degree candidates: the tassel should be worn to the left.
  • If you are eligible to wear an academic cord, it will be give to you by the appropriate department or honor society.
  • Apparel worn under the academic gown should be of dark colors that harmonize with the academic attire and respect the solemnity of the ceremony. Shoes should be black. Graduates should keep in mind that the procession will pass over uneven gravel paths, grassy areas, and up and down stairs, so moderation is encouraged when choosing heels.
  • Nothing should be worn on your academic attire or affixed to it, such as corsages, pins, or taped messages. You will be asked to remove such items during lineup.
  • Purses, and other personal items should be left with your guests.
  • Room monitors will assist with your academic hood during lineup.

Try on and press academic attire before May 24—gowns will be wrinkled!

Commencement Announcements

Five free generic Commencement announcements will be available for pick up with your tickets. Personalized Commencement announcements may be ordered through the University Bookstore at 732-987-2633 for an additional charge.

Tickets

Tickets are required to enter the Wellness Center for each ceremony. Tickets are limited to three (3) per graduate for bachelor’s candidates and eight (8) per graduate for master’s degree candidates to accommodate each participating graduate. Graduates, with their GCU ID card, must pick up their tickets in person at the Grad Finale or at the Office of Conferences and Special Events, Casino, Room 119 (near the elevator). NO ADDITIONAL TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE. Those in need of additional tickets must ask classmates.

Graduates do not need a ticket for themselves.

Guests without tickets are welcome to view the ceremony via simulcast in Jeffries Hall and Farley Center.  In addition, the ceremony can be viewed live at georgian.edu.

Lineup

On or about Tuesday, May 23, at 3:00 p.m., log on to your Self-Service account for the room in Jeffries Hall where you will report for lineup.  Lineup assignments will also be posted throughout Jeffries Hall that day.  Lineup is at 4:00 p.m. (Graduate Ceremony)/10:30 a.m. (Undergraduate Ceremony).

Your ceremony will start ON TIME. The academic procession leaves Jeffries Hall in sufficient time to be in the arena ready to start at 5:00 p.m. (Graduate Ceremony)/11:30 a.m. (Undergraduate Ceremony). Weather permitting, the procession will exit Jeffries Hall behind a bagpiper, travel down Plaza East to the Apollo Fountain to meet the Board of Trustees, President’s Cabinet, President Marbach, and other dignitaries. The procession continues up Senior Path (gravel and uphill) to go through the faculty honor guard on the way to the Wellness Center Arena.

Class Ring/Yearbook/Formal Portraits

Class ring, formal portrait sittings, and yearbook information can be obtained from the Office of Student Development at 732-987-2311.

Name Mispronunciation/Work Request Letters

If name mispronunciation is a frequent problem for you, you will have the opportunity to provide a phonetic spelling when you pick up your guest tickets.

Working graduates who need documentation of Commencement to request time off should contact the Office of Conferences and Special Events at 732-987-2263 or commencement@georgian.edu for an official letter by May 1.

Student Accounts/Diplomas

Prospective graduates who have an outstanding balance as of 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 23, will NOT be permitted to walk in their ceremony and will NOT receive a diploma. Contact the Office of Student Accounts at 732-987-2227 to ensure your account is up to date.

Diplomas will NOT be available until after the ceremony. Diplomas can be picked up in the Casino Ballroom while your guests enjoy refreshments.

Eligibility to Participate

The university holds a Commencement ceremony in May of each year when May graduates and graduates from the preceding August and December can participate. Only students who have completed all requirements for graduation are eligible to participate in the ceremony. Students who have completed all requirements for graduation except for a few credits should consult the university’s Commencement Web page three months prior to Commencement for the current policy regarding participation.

You must apply for graduation (Undergraduate Application | Graduate Application) in order to receive a diploma whether or not you plan to participate in the Commencement ceremony.

Name on Diploma
The name on your diploma will appear exactly as reflected in our official records. If you wish your name to appear differently, submit a Name Change Form by the due date of the graduation application. This includes the addition of a middle name.

Request for Substitution/Waiver of a Required Course
A substituted or waived course will not be adjusted on an official record without the Request for Substitution or Waiver of Program/Major Requirement Form.

You must submit a written request and submit transcripts to the Office of the Registrar if you want previous graduate credits to be added on an official record. Our office will review for acceptability and forward to the appropriate chairperson for content review; you will be informed in writing of their decision. The university will accept up to 6 credits of your graduate work from another accredited institution toward fulfillment of the program requirements at GCU. Courses acceptable for transfer should be closely similar or comparable to Georgian Court courses, must have been taken within the last five years, and you must have earned a B or better in the course.

It is the student’s responsibility to make sure that all university requirements, as listed in the GCU catalog of the semester/year of matriculated acceptance, are fulfilled and that proper course registration is submitted.

Undergraduate Minor/Concentration Verification Form
All declared minors and/or concentrations must be certified by the chairperson of the department in order to be included on a final transcript. A minor is not required to graduate. To submit a Minor/Concentration Verification Form, click here.

Undergraduate Academic Requirements

Undergraduate Program
Please note: You must meet the requirements of both the applicable General Education Program and the Graduation Requirements. Please refer to the catalog of your matriculation for previous requirements.

Every candidate for a B.A., B.F.A., B.S., B.S.W., or B.S.N. degree must complete a minimum of 120 credit hours to qualify for graduation.

A minimum cumulative grade point average of C (2.0 GPA) must be maintained. Unless otherwise indicated for a specific major, a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 must be maintained in the major field.

Degree Honors
There are no degree honors for graduate students. For undergraduates, degree honors are awarded based on your cumulative grade point average earned at GCU. For students following the General Education Program in effect prior to the Fall 2007 semester, at least 66 credits must be earned at Georgian Court University in order for a student to be eligible for degree honors. Only credits taken at Georgian Court, a minimum of 66, will be used in this evaluation. For students following the General Education Program in effect from the Fall 2007 semester or later, at least 60 credits must be earned at GCU in order to be eligible for degree honors. The required GPAs are as follows:

  • Summa cum laude: 3.9
  • Magna cum laude: 3.75
  • Cum laude: 3.6

Graduate Academic Requirements

Graduate Program
Successful completion of specified credits for each program is required. Please refer to the Graduate Catalog. An overall average of B (3.0 cumulative GPA) must be maintained.

Application for Graduation

The Office of the Registrar recommends that you submit an Application for Graduation (Undergraduate Application | Graduate Application) two semesters prior to the anticipated graduation date in order to ensure all requirements are being properly completed. To view deadlines, click here.

A $55.00 late fee is applied to all applications submitted once a graduating semester has begun. Graduation applications will not be accepted if received after the final deadline. If you do not apply by the priority due date, you must apply and pass a preliminary degree audit by the final deadline date or you will not qualify for graduation.

Audit results will be mailed to students to the address on file. If you have any questions about the audit, contact your advisor. If you believe an error was made in your academic audit, you must submit a written notification to the Office of the Registrar.

If you change your graduation date after applying, contact the Office of the Registrar. You will need to submit a new Application for Graduation.

Graduation Honors

Graduation honors are awarded based on your cumulative grade point average earned at GCU. Click here for more information.

Calendar of Important Dates

February 15 Start date to RSVP for commencement on your Self-Service account
March 5 Deadline to respond on your Self-Service account regarding your decision to participate in Commencement without incurring a $50 late fee
April 27 Grad Finale
Pick up Commencement materials & academic attire.
2:00–6:30 p.m.
Casino
May 1 Deadline for notifying the Office of Conferences & Special Events about graduate or guest special needs accommodations at commencement@georgian.edu or 732-987-2263.
May 24 Last chance to pick up Commencement materials and academic attire 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Casino, Room 119/Bookstore
May 24 Seating opens for ticket holders 3:30 p.m.
Wellness Center Arena
Graduates report for lineup wearing academic attire 4:00 p.m.
Jeffries Hall
Graduate procession begins 4:30 p.m.
Guests must be seated or will not be permitted in the Arena until after the Procession, National Anthem, and Invocation have completed 4:45 p.m.
Graduate Commencement Ceremony 5:00 p.m.
Wellness Center Arena
Light refreshments & Alumni Welcome 6:15 p.m. (approx.)
Casino Auditorium
Diploma Pickup 6:15 p.m. (approx.)
Casino Auditorium
May 25 Baccalaureate Mass 9:00 a.m.
Casino Auditorium
Reception 10:15 a.m.
Casino Auditorium
Seating opens for ticket holders 10:30 a.m.
Wellness Center Arena
Graduates report for lineup, wearing academic attire 10:30 a.m.
Jeffries Hall
Undergraduate procession begins 11:00 a.m.
Guests must be seated or will not be permitted in the arena until after the procession, National Anthem, and Invocation have completed 11:15 a.m.
Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony 11:30 a.m.
Wellness Center Arena
Light refreshments & Alumni Welcome 1:15 p.m. (approx.)
Casino Auditorium
Diploma Pickup 1:15 p.m. (approx.)
Casino Ballroom

Family & Guests

Parking

Parking will be limited, so plan to arrive early. All campus lots will be open for guest parking, and special needs parking will be available. Note: Lakewood Avenue will be one way (south from Ninth Street) to accommodate additional parking.

Special Needs Accommodations

Special needs accommodations should be requested through the Office of Conferences and Special Events at 732-987-2263 or commencement@georgian.edu by May 1. Guests with special needs will be seated in an open area in the rear of the assembly area, where a health professional will be available to assist if needed. Due to limited space, only the special needs guest will be seated in this area; all other guests will be in the bleachers. You can also view the ceremony remotely in air-conditioned rooms in Jeffries Hall.

The Ceremonies

The Commencement ceremonies are held in the Wellness Center Arena. Graduates will receive tickets for their guests. Guests must then be in possession of a ticket to enter the arena. Each adult, child, and infant must have a ticket. Strollers will not be allowed in the arena.

Guests with tickets will be subject to security checks prior to entering the Wellness Center. The ceremonies are celebratory, yet solemn. Air horns, fireworks, canned string, balloons, food, skateboards, hoverboards, and/or beverages will be confiscated.

Weapons of any kind (regardless of carry permits by those not in law enforcement) are NOT permitted on the GCU premises.

Only service animals with proper owner identification are permitted on the GCU premises.

Guests without tickets are welcome to view the ceremonies via simulcast in multiple campus locations. In addition, the ceremonies can be viewed live at georgian.edu.

Memorabilia/Flowers/Photography

Flowers from the Office of Alumni Relations will be available for purchase outside the Wellness Center during Wednesday’s and Thursday’s events.

Ceremony photography will be provided by Island Photography. In addition to candid photos taken throughout the day, each graduate will be photographed twice as she or he receives the diploma and will have a portrait taken after exiting the stage. PLEASE DO NOT POSE ON STAGE. Complimentary color proofs will be e-mailed to your GCU address from Island Photography. GCU is NOT responsible for photo orders or delivery. All orders and inquiries should be handled through Island Photography at 800-863-0908 or islandphoto.com.

Hotel Accommodations

Hotel accommodations are available, but you should book early and make sure you ask for the GCU corporate rate. Contact any of these establishments:

Hilton Garden Inn
1885 Route 70, Lakewood
732-262-5232

Quality Inn at Toms River
815 State Hwy. 37, Toms River
732-341-2400

Ramada Inn Toms River
U.S. Hwy. 9 & State Hwy. 70, Toms River
732-905-2626

Undergraduate Checklist

RSVP FOR COMMENCEMENT
In addition to completing your academic requirements and applying for graduation (see below), you MUST let us know that you will attend your ceremony.

State your intention of participation or nonparticipation in the Commencement exercises through your Self-Service account by clicking on the link “Respond to Commencement 2017” in the “student links” section, beginning February 15, but NO LATER THAN MARCH 5. Responding also guarantees a cap and gown will be ordered for you. You will receive an automatic response to your RSVP, which you will need to print out and bring with you to pick up your Commencement packet and tickets. It only takes a few seconds to RSVP!

REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATION (DEGREE COMPLETION)
In order to participate in the Commencement ceremony on May 25, you must fulfill all requirements for degree completion by May 23, 2017.***

Graduation requirements, as stated in your university catalog, are summarized as follows:

  • Submit a graduation application to the Office of the Registrar by the filing deadline and pass an academic audit of degree requirements. The audit is prepared after the submission of the graduation application and is mailed to the address on record.
  • Earn the minimum number of credits required for general education and degree completion.
  • Earn the minimum number of Georgian Court University credits required overall and in each major and minor field (see current catalog).
  • Earn a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA overall, and the minimum cumulative GPA required for your major (see current catalog).

Complete graduation policy information can be found at here. It is YOUR responsibility to see that you are fulfilling degree requirements, including those not listed above that are particular to your degree program. If you have a question regarding your academic audit, please contact the Office of the Registrar.

***Exception: Students who have ONE course of 4 credits or fewer left to take will be allowed to participate in the Commencement ceremony even though they will not be graduating in May. If this applies to you, you must complete and submit the Lacking One Course Request to Participate in Commencement Form prior to March 31. Requests to participate after this deadline may not be honored. Please see Office of the Registrar for complete rules regarding this Commencement participation option.

OUTSTANDING BILLS
The fee for graduation is $165, which was included in your last tuition bill, regardless of whether or not you participate. This includes the cost of your diploma, degree auditing, hood, cap and gown, five printed announcements, and other administrative costs. Student accounts must be settled with the Office of Student Accounts Office by May 23, 2017, to be able to participate. Students with outstanding accounts will NOT be permitted to walk in the ceremony.

Those who RSVP their participation in Commencement after March 5, 2017, will be assessed an additional $50 late charge, payable at the Office of Conferences and Special Events.

COMMENCEMENT ACTIVITIES LOCATIONS/TICKETS

Thursday, May 25, 2017
9:00 a.m. Baccalaureate Mass Casino Auditorium
11:30 a.m. Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony Wellness Center Arena

****Special Notice:
The ceremony will be held in the Wellness Center Arena. Undergraduate participants will be issued three tickets ONLY. To comply with fire code, extra tickets will NOT be available. The three ticket holders will be seated on the bleachers in the arena. Simulcast transmissions of the ceremonies will be in Jeffries Hall and Farley Center. We suggest that guests who need ample seating, or who have difficulty walking, climbing bleacher stairs, or sitting on bleacher seats, view the ceremony in a simulcast location.

Tickets are not necessary for the Baccalaureate Mass, which is open to graduates and their guests of all faiths. At the conclusion of the Mass, refreshments will be served. Arena opens for ticket holders at 10:30 a.m. Guests without tickets may go to Farley Center or the Little Theatre for simulcasting. Graduates are to report to Jeffries Hall for lineup at 10:30 a.m.

THE GRAD FINALE—BRING YOUR GCU ID AND YOUR SELF-SERVICE RECEIPT
GCU, in cooperation with our academic attire vendor, Josten’s, will host the Grad Finale for the Class of 2017 on Thursday, April 27, from 2:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Casino Auditorium.
Representatives of the offices of the Registrar, Student Accounts, Financial Aid, Graduate Admissions, and Career Development will be available to answer any questions you may have regarding your graduation status and preparation for life after college. The Office of Alumni Engagement and many GCU alumni will welcome you. You will be able to try on and take home your academic attire, sit for formal graduation portraits, purchase class rings and other graduation items, and pick up your Commencement info packets, including tickets required for your guests.

Your academic attire MAY NOT be available on April 27, at the Grad Finale if you did not RSVP by the March 5, 2017, deadline.

If you can’t attend the Grad Finale, the Office of Conferences and Special Events and the University Bookstore will offer some additional dates with extended hours. You will be able to pick up your Commencement information, printed announcements, and tickets for your three (3) guests, after the Grad Finale, as follows:

Thursday, April 27, at the Grad Finale 2:00–6:30 p.m. Casino Auditorium
May 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 9:00 a.m–4:00 p.m. Casino, Room 119/Bookstore
Saturday, May 6 8:00–11:00 a.m. Casino, Room 119/Bookstore
May 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 1:00–7:00 p.m. Casino, Room 119/Bookstore
May 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 22, 23 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Casino, Room 119/Bookstore
Wednesday, May 24 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Casino, Room 119/Bookstore

You must bring your GCU ID and YOUR SELF-SERVICE RECEIPT TO PICK UP!
After you’ve picked up your Commencement packet from CSE in the Casino, you will then proceed to the University Bookstore to pick up your academic attire. You MUST have a clearance from CSE to present to bookstore personnel, so report to the Casino, Room 119, FIRST. Please make sure you have ample time to visit both locations before closing times.

Packets/tickets/academic attire must be picked up in person by the graduate herself/himself with a current GCU ID card.

Students at Communiversity: Please pick up your academic attire and Commencement packets at the Lakewood campus. Follow the instructions above.

Students at GCU Diocese of Camden programs: If you do not attend the Grad Finale, your academic attire and Commencement packets will be distributed by a faculty member at your site after the Grad Finale. You will still need your Self-Service RSVP to pick up your Commencement items.

ACADEMIC ATTIRE (CAP AND GOWN)
Academic attire will be automatically ordered for students who respond that they will participate in the Commencement ceremony by March 5. If you do not RSVP by the March 5 deadline, a $50 late fee will be collected by the Office of Conferences and Special Events to place your order, beginning March 6. Your academic attire may NOT be available on April 27, 2017, at the Grad Finale if you did not RSVP by the March 5 deadline.

GRADUATION PORTRAITS
(dates to follow)

REQUEST FOR TIME OFF FROM YOUR EMPLOYER
If you need to have the university send your employer a letter asking that you have release time from work to attend your Commencement ceremony, please provide the Office of Conferences and Special Events with the name and address of your supervisor, as well as your name and degree, by May 1, 2017. A signed letter will be sent directly to your supervisor and a copy will be sent to you.
Contact CSE at commencement@georgian.edu or 732-987-2263.

SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS
If you or a guest require special accommodations, please notify the Office of Conferences and Special Events by May 1, 2017. Please note that due to fire code regulations, only the special needs guest will be seated in this area; other guests will be seated in the bleachers. The special needs guests will be attended to by GCU health care professionals. Special needs guests MUST have a ticket. Contact CSE at commencement@georgian.edu or 732-987-2263.

Graduate (Master’s Degree) Checklist

RSVP FOR COMMENCEMENT
In addition to completing your academic requirements and applying for graduation (see below), you MUST let us know that you will attend your ceremony.

State your intention of participation or nonparticipation in the Commencement exercises through your Self-Service account by clicking on the link “Respond to Commencement 2017” in the “student links” section, beginning February 15, but NO LATER THAN MARCH 5. Responding also guarantees a cap and gown will be ordered for you. You will receive an automatic response to your RSVP, which you will need to print out and bring with you to pick up your Commencement packet and tickets.
It will only take a few seconds to RSVP.

REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATION (DEGREE COMPLETION)
In order to participate in the Commencement ceremony on May 24, you must fulfill all requirements for degree completion by May 22, 2017.***

Graduation requirements, as stated in your university catalog, are summarized as follows:

  • Submit a graduation application to the Office of the Registrar by the filing deadline and pass an academic audit of degree requirements. The audit is prepared after the submission of the graduation application and is mailed to the address on record.
  • Earn the minimum number of credits required for your academic program.
  • Earn a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average.

Complete graduation policy information can be found here. It is YOUR responsibility to see that you are fulfilling degree requirements, including those not listed above that are particular to your degree program. If you have a question regarding your academic audit, please contact the Office of the Registrar.

***Exception: Students who have ONE course of 4 credits or fewer left to take will be allowed to participate in the Commencement ceremony, even though they will not be graduating in May. If this applies to you, you must complete and submit the Lacking One Course Request to Participate in Commencement Form prior to March 31, 2017. Requests to participate after this deadline may not be honored. Please see the Office of the Registrar for complete rules regarding this Commencement participation option.

OUTSTANDING BILLS

The fee for graduation is $165, which was included in your last tuition bill, regardless of whether or not you participate. This includes the cost of your diploma, degree auditing, hood, cap and gown, five printed announcements, and other administrative costs. Student accounts must be settled with the Office of Student Accounts by May 23, 2017, to be able to participate. Students with outstanding accounts will NOT be permitted to walk in the ceremony.

Those who RSVP their participation in Commencement after March 5, 2017, will be assessed an additional $50 late charge, payable at the Office of Conferences and Special Events.

COMMENCEMENT ACTIVITIES LOCATIONS/TICKETS

Wednesday, May 24, 2017
5:00 p.m. Graduate (Master’s Degrees) Commencement Ceremony Wellness Center Arena
Thursday, May 25, 2017
9:00 a.m. Baccalaureate Mass Casino Auditorium

****Special Notice:
The ceremony will be held in the Wellness Center Arena. Graduate participants will be issued eight (8) tickets ONLY. To comply with fire code, extra tickets will not be available. The eight (8) ticket holders will be seated on the bleachers in the arena. Simulcast transmissions of the ceremonies will be in the Casino and Jeffries Hall. We suggest that guests who need ample seating, or who have difficulty walking, climbing bleacher stairs, or sitting on bleacher seats view the ceremony in a simulcast location.

Tickets are not necessary for the Baccalaureate Mass, which is open to graduates and their guests of all faiths.

THE GRAD FINALE—BRING YOUR GCU ID AND YOUR SELF-SERVICE RECEIPT
GCU, in cooperation with our academic attire vendor, Josten’s, will host the Grad Finale for the Class of 2017 on Thursday, April 27, from 2:00 to 6:30 p.m. in the Casino Auditorium. Representatives of the offices of the Registrar, Student Accounts, Financial Aid, Graduate Admissions, and Career Development will be available to answer any questions you may have regarding your graduation status and preparation for life after college. The Office of Alumni Engagement and many GCU alumni will welcome you. You will be able to try on and take home your academic attire, sit for formal graduation portraits, purchase class rings and other graduation items, and pick up your Commencement info packets, including tickets required for your guests.

Your academic attire MAY NOT be available at the Grad Finale if you did not RSVP by the March 5, 2017, deadline.

If you can’t attend the Grad Finale, the Office of Conferences and Special Events and the University Bookstore will have some dates of extended hours. You will be able to pick up your Commencement information, printed announcements, and tickets for your eight (8) guests, after the Grad Finale, as follows:

Thursday, April 27, at the Grad Finale 2:00–6:30 p.m. Casino Auditorium
May 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Casino, Room 119/Bookstore
Saturday, May 6 8:00–11:00 a.m. Casino, Room 119/Bookstore
May 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 1:00–7:00 p.m. Casino, Room 119/Bookstore
May 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 22, 23 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Casino, Room 119/Bookstore
Wednesday, May 24 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Casino, Room 119/Bookstore

You must bring your GCU ID and YOUR SELF-SERVICE RECEIPT to pick up!
After you’ve picked up your Commencement packet from CSE in the Casino, you will then proceed to the University Bookstore to pick up your academic attire. You MUST have a clearance from CSE to present to the bookstore personnel, so report to the Casino, Room 119, FIRST. Please make sure you have ample time to visit both locations before closing times.

Packets/tickets/academic attire must be picked up in person by the student herself/himself with a current GCU ID card.

Students at Communiversity: Pick up your academic attire and Commencement packets at the Lakewood campus. Follow the instructions above.

Students in GCU Diocese of Camden Programs: If you do not attend the Grad Finale, your academic attire and Commencement packets will be distributed by a faculty member at your site after the April 27 Grad Finale. You will still need your Self-Service receipt to pick up your Commencement items.

ACADEMIC ATTIRE (CAP AND GOWN)
Academic attire will automatically be ordered for students who respond that they will be participating in the Commencement ceremony by March 5. If you do not RSVP by the March 5 deadline, a $50 late fee will be collected by the Office of Conferences and Special Events to place your order, beginning March 6. Your academic attire may not be available on April 27, 2017, at the Grad Finale if you do not RSVP by the March 5 deadline.

GRADUATION PORTRAITS
(dates to follow)

REQUEST FOR TIME OFF FROM YOUR EMPLOYER
If you need to have the university send your employer a letter, asking that you have release time from work to attend your Commencement ceremony, please provide the Office of Conferences and Special Events with the name and address of your supervisor, as well as your name and degree, by May 1, 2017. A signed letter will be sent directly to your supervisor and a copy sent to you. Contact CSE at commencement@georgian.edu or 732-987-2263.

SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS
If you or a guest require special accommodations, please notify the Office of Conferences and Special Events by May 1, 2017. Please note that due to fire code regulations, only the special needs guest will be seated in this area; other guests will be seated in the bleachers. The special needs guest will be attended to by GCU health care professionals. Special needs guests MUST have a ticket. Contact CSE at commencement@georgian.edu or 732-987-2263.

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