2014 Commencement


Saint Augustine's University 2014 Commencement

9 a.m.
Sunday, May 4, 2014
 Campus Quadrangle

To be considered eligible for graduation, all students must complete a Candidacy Form with their faculty advisor. Once reviewed by the Office of the Registrar, seniors will receive written notification of their candidacy status from the Registrar.

Clearance forms are required to be completed by all commencement participants. Beginning in April 2014, the forms will be available in the Office of Student Accounts (Hunter 10). In order to receive your commencement regalia (cap, gown, hood and tassel), you must submit a completed clearance form and a commencement letter to the campus bookstore.

Commencement letters are distributed to all graduates, even those who completed degree requirements in the summer and fall of 2013. These letters will initially be distributed in the Office of the Registrar (Hunter 106) at Noon on April 30. After that date, they will be distributed from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Invitations and Rings: Contact Balfour at 1-877-BALFOUR or visit their website: www.balfour.com

Graduation Photos: A group photo will be taken prior to the ceremony. Two photos will be taken during the ceremony: one on stage with the president; a second at the bottom of the stage. Proofs will be mailed to your home address. For more information or if you do not receive your proofs, contact Photo Specialties at (919) 967-9576.

Graduation Attire:
: Black dress trousers, white shirt with dark tie, black socks and black dress shoes.
Women: Black dress or black skirt with white blouse, flesh tone or black hosiery, black pumps or sling backs (no open toes.)
Jewelry: Small, stud earrings and one ring per hand are permitted.
Please note: Graduation attire will be monitored and enforced. Anyone not in compliance with the above requirements will not be permitted to participate in the ceremony.

Graduation Fee: The $125 charge will be posted to your account. In addition to completing all academic requirements, you must also satisfy your financial obligation to the University, in order to graduate and participate in the commencement ceremony.

Exit Loan Counseling: Students who completed their degree requirements in the summer and fall should visit www.studentloans.gov to complete the Exit Loan Counseling. You will need your FAFSA PIN to retrieve your personal account information for your Federal Student Loan.

Graduation rehearsal is mandatory for all graduates who expect to participate in the ceremony. Be prepared to stay the entire length of the rehearsal.

Important Dates:

Monday, April 21 - Wednesday, April 23
Final exams for graduating seniors

Thursday, April 24
Final grades posted (Graduating seniors)

Wednesday, April 30
Noon - 5 p.m.
Commencement letters distributed (Hunter 106)

Thursday, May 1
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Commencement letters distributed (Hunter 106)

Friday, May 2
8 a.m. - Noon
Commencement letters distributed (Hunter 106)

Friday, May 2
1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Rehearsal (Mandatory) graduates only. Seby Jones Auditorium. Check-in at 12:30 p.m. Cap and hood are required.

Day of Commencement

The commencement ceremony is a special event for all involved. The university encourages you to show respect for everyone who shares in the experience by creating an occasion that will appropriately highlight your achievements.

Inclement Weather Plan
Commencement will be held in Emery Gymnasium in the case of inclement weather.

6 a.m.
Graduates are to check in at the Martin Luther King Jr. Dining Hall or go to the basement of the Hunter building for clearance.

7 a.m.
Graduates are to report to the Seby Jones Auditorium.

7:45 a.m.
Graduates will take a class photo on the steps of Seby Jones.

8:15 a.m.
Graduates will line up to proceed to the campus quadrangle.

For your convenience, the bookstore will be open as follows:

Saturday, May 3, 2014
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Sunday, May 4, 2014
6 a.m. – 7:30 a.m.
Noon - 3 p.m.

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