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Dear August Candidate:

Were into countdown for your graduation now, and Im sure you have questions about the ceremony and other events leading up to graduation. Please read the following information carefully so that you can share it with your family and friends. If you requested that your diploma be mailed or picked up, it will be handled accordingly.

  • Graduation is on Friday, August 8 AT LITTLEJOHN COLISEUM; the ceremony begins at 11:00 a.m. and is expected to be over about 12:30 p.m.

  • Friday, August 8, 2014 Graduation
    11:00 a.m. Ceremony
    Agriculture, Forestry & Life Sciences
    Architecture, Arts & Humanities
    Business & Behavioral Science
    Engineering & Science
    Health, Education & Human Development
  • There are no tickets issued for the ceremony; seating is available on a first come/first served basis. Please note that only one individual may accompany guests with visual impairments and limited mobility in the designated seating area. As an added convenience for your guests, the entire first row of fixed seating inside the concourse will be reserved for those having difficulty climbing stairs. The concourse will also be set up for additional guest seating in each of the four corners of Littlejohn Coliseum. Chairs and large screen television(s), with a live broadcast of the ceremony, may provide our guests with a more comfortable and alternative viewing experience.
  • You can obtain your grades via iROAR after 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 7.
  • Only candidates who have completed ALL graduation requirements will be permitted to participate in the graduation ceremony. No exceptions will be made.
  • After grades are submitted to the University Registrar's Office and degree requirements are checked, a representative from each college will attempt to contact, via telephone, any candidate who has been deleted from the graduation list on Thursday, August 7. If you are in doubt as to whether you have completed all requirements for graduation, you may check with the Office of Enrolled Student Services after 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 7. Verification of satisfactory completion of degree requirements will not be available before that time.
  • All debts to the University should be cleared by Monday, August 4 (this includes money, library books, property, etc).  Otherwise, University policy requires that your diploma be withheld until the debt is cleared.  When clearing debts at the Bursar's Office (G-08 Sikes Hall), be sure to identify yourself as a candidate for graduation so that Enrolled Student Services will be notified.
Candidates Needing Special Consideration
  • If you have a disability which would prevent you from participating in the procession and/or ceremony, please call the Office of Disability Services (864) 656-6848 before Friday, August 1, so that appropriate arrangements can be made.
  • Candidates with unusual or difficult-to-pronounce names may want to advise the person who will read out names as to the correct pronunciation. Likewise, the opportunity will exist at the name card distribution site for candidates with unusual pronunciation of names.
Name of CollegeName ReaderPhone
PhD and Master CandidatesRobert Barkley656-2287
Undergraduate Candidates
Agriculture, Forestry & Life SciencesJulia Lusk656-3941
Architecture, Arts & HumanitiesJulia Lusk656-3941
Business & Behavioral ScienceJulia Lusk656-3941
Engineering & ScienceRobert Barkley656-2287
Health, Education & Human DevelopmentJulia Lusk656-3941

Important Reminders
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If you are participating in the ceremony, please remember:
  • Come to the East gate entrance of the coliseum to pick up your line-of-march card between 8:45 and 9:45 a.m. Staff will be available beginning at 10:15 a.m. to assist you in lining up for the processional.
  • Please find your place and form orderly lines since the Order of March must be checked for absentees before moving onto the coliseum floor.
  • Dress appropriately-the traditional bachelor and master black gown (no decorations on the gown, hood, or cap, please!) and appropriate shoes for negotiating the stairs.
  • No alcoholic beverages in the coliseum--possession of any kind will result in your being asked to leave and to pick up your diploma after the ceremony.
  • You are asked to return to your seat after crossing the stage--and to plan on remaining at the ceremony until you are dismissed after the singing of the Alma Mater. This helps give the ceremony the decorum you and your classmates have a right to expect.

The University wants your graduation ceremony to be a memorable event for you, your family and your friends.  Please help us to make it such by keeping the above procedures in mind.  The Office of the Registrar would like to be the first to congratulate you on your success in arriving at this important threshold in your life.   GO TIGERS!!!

Sincerely,

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Calvin R. Becker
Associate Registrar

 

 

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