Countdown to Commencement is Nov. 7-8


Countdown to Commencement will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 7 and 8, in the Memorial Student Center’s Don Morris Room.

The purpose of Countdown to Commencement is to assist those participating in this year’s winter commencement, set for 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, at Cam Henderson Center.

“Countdown to Commencement has proven to be very popular among our graduates, both in the winter and the spring,” said MU Registrar Roberta Ferguson. “With everything in a central location, it saves them a lot of running as they take care of those pre-commencement responsibilities. We encourage everyone who plans to take part in the December ceremony to come by on Nov. 7 or 8.”

Winter commencement is for July, August and December 2012 graduates.

The following services will be available at Countdown to Commencement:

Registrar’s Office – Students can verify graduation status, name format, and address for mailing diploma; confirm commencement participation; obtain commencement instructions; receive recognition cords for military service or ROTC; pick up honor cords and tassels (if graduating with academic honors); and have an opportunity to ask any questions related to commencement.

Marshall University Bookstore – Students can be measured for and purchase their caps and gowns, as well as purchase tassels, diploma frames, class rings, graduation announcements and much more. They also can order personalized graduation announcements at this time.

Jostens – Students can purchase their Marshall University Class of 2012 rings. All rings are on sale and priced as low as $169 for women and $189 for men.

Classic Photography – Cap and Gown portraits will be taken. There is no sitting fee, no obligation to purchase and free proofs will be available within 24 hours of the sitting.

Framing Success – Diploma frames will be available for purchase.

Graduate College – A graduate admission counselor will be available to discuss graduate programs and assist with the admission process.

Career Services – Students are encouraged to let the Career Center know their post-graduation plans so it can help them along their career paths. Students may stop by the Career Services table to register for JOBTRAX (online job search assistance). Information and support will be available on job-related questions, resume assistance, interview skills and much more.

Office of the Bursar – Students may talk with staff about anything concerning their student accounts, holds, account balances and loan counseling interviews.

Financial Aid – Students may pick up information about federal student loan consolidation programs.

Campus ID Office – Issues regarding students’ HigherOne accounts or Points accounts may be resolved.

Alumni Relations – Students can learn about the benefits of a Marshall University Alumni Association membership.

For more information, contact the Office of the Registrar at ext.6-6410.