DO I NEED TICKETS?
Yes, for Spring 2015 Commencement, twelve (12) tickets will be given to each candidate. Tickets will ensure seating for guests of candidates until 5:45 p.m. After 5:45 p.m. general admission will be in effect and seating cannot be guaranteed. Once the Propst Arena has reached capacity, guests will be directed to an overflow room in the East Hall to view the Commencement Ceremony live on a screen. Once the overflow room has reached capacity NO entrance will be allowed into the Von Braun Center.
Tickets will be given out to candidates at Commencement Rehearsal on Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. in the Elmore Gymnasium.
IS THERE A PARKING FEE?
Yes, normal VBC event parking rates ($5) apply. More parking info is available here.
WHAT TIME SHOULD GUESTS BE THERE?
Guests of graduating senors should arrive at least 30-45 minutes prior to the beginning of the ceremony (which begins at 6:00pm). All others should arrive after 5:45pm.
HOW LONG DOES THE CEREMONY USUALLY LAST?
We expect the ceremony to last no longer than two hours.
IS THERE HANDICAPPED PARKING?
Yes. Handicap parking is available but on a first come first serve basis.
WHERE DO I GET MY DIPLOMA?
Diplomas will be issued immediately after commencement in the Von Braun Center Arena Lobby Pre-Function Room.
HOW CAN I GET AN OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT THAT SHOWS MY DEGREE?
Requests can be submitted in person, by mail, or online. A request for an official transcript made in writing must include all applicable names, social security number, date of birth, complete address, student’s signature and purpose of request. The request should include student’s full name, valid ID with social security number, dates of attendance, current addresses and the complete address to which the transcript should be sent. Transcripts cannot be produced for students that have a financial obligation to the university. More information is provided here.
WHERE DO I GET MY CAP, ROBE, ETC.?
These can be picked up in the Wellness Center if you have ordered them. See the checklist to make sure you have everything else in order as well.