Countdown to Commencement is Nov. 4-5; graduates can take care of pre-commencement responsibilities in central location


Marshall  will conduct its semi-annual Countdown to Commencement Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 4 and 5, 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, which is set for 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 14, at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena in downtown Huntington. It is for July, August and tentative December 2014 graduates.

Previous winter commencement ceremonies took place in the Henderson Center but the continued growth in the number of graduates forced the university to switch to the Big Sandy.

Countdown to Commencement is designed to assist graduates in communicating with campus administrative offices in a central location. It, too, has grown in recent years.

“This event continues to grow in popularity,” Registrar Roberta Ferguson said of Countdown to Commencement. “We encourage everyone who plans to attend winter commencement to stop by the Don Morris Room November 4th or 5th. We guarantee that, because everything is in a central location, ‘Countdown’ will save them a lot of running as they take care of pre-commencement responsibilities.”

Countdown to Commencement is from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days.