Cap and gown pickup and tickets to be available for commencement

As the rest of the student body stresses over finals, Spring 2014 graduates will be focused on walking to get their diploma.

Graduates will be able to pick up their cap and gown from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday in the Charleston-Mattoon Room in the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. If they cannot pick them up before commencement day, they can pick up their gown in the Lantz Fieldhouse on Commencement Day.

Tickets for commencement day will be available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday in the Arcola-Tuscola Room in the Union. Graduates must have an I.D. present to pick up guest tickets. They will be able to get eight tickets from 9 a.m. to noon, and seven tickets will be available from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Those interested in more tickets will need to check ticket distribution after 1 p.m.

Graduates who are not taking classes on campus or cannot be on campus for ticket distribution can email a ticket request, including your name, E-number and major, to Marty Hackler, the public function supervisor.  

Commencement will take place at various times on Saturday in the Lantz Arena. The College of Sciences and the Graduate School ceremony will take place at 9 a.m. The College of Arts and Humanities and the Graduate School as well as the School of Continuing Education– bachelors degree in General Studies ceremony will take place at noon.

The College of Education & Professional Studies and the Graduate School ceremony will start at 3 p.m. The Lumpkin College of Business and Applied Sciences and the Graduate School ceremony will take place at 6 p.m.

Those taking part in the ceremonies are expected to arrive one hour earlier.

The cap and gowns should be returned after the ceremonies. The cap and gown return will be in Court 1 in the Student Recreational Center.

Jarad Jarmon can be reached at 581-2812 or [email protected]