It is time to begin looking ahead to the Spring ceremony which is scheduled for Saturday, April 30, 2016 in the Malcolm Athletic Center of the Koehler Fitness and Recreation Complex.
REMEMBER: If you plan to graduate, you must apply to do so through the Office of the Registrar.
Commencement is a formal event for which you must wear a cap and gown. Orders will be taken on Wednesday, February 11, 2016 at Graduation Countdown which will be held in the lounge of the Alumni Memorial Student Union from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. After February 11, you can stop into the Bookstore to order your cap and gown. Or visit the bookstore website, https://shop.findlay.edu/
and download the regalia order form. We can not take orders over the phone, as it violates our PCI compliance agreement. You are expected to pay for your cap and gown at the time it is ordered. The charge for the undergraduate regalia will be approximately $48 and $68 (tax included) for the master’s degree apparel, and $121 (tax included) for the doctoral degree apparel. Charges for late orders will be $5, $10 and $20 as the time draws near. For more information, visit the University Bookstore site.
On Tuesday, April 19, 2016, you may pick up your pre-ordered caps and gowns at Senior Salute between 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the AMU Multipurpose Room. At that time you will also be able to check the spelling of your name in the program, check on outstanding balances, order invitations, seek career opportunities and eat free pizza! If you are unable to attend either Graduation Countdown or Senior Salute, please contact the University Bookstore located at 1330 North Main Street following those dates during their normal business hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at (419) 434-4561.
Family and friends have an opportunity to purchase flowers for graduates. For those interested in pre-purchasing flowers for their graduates please visit the Commencement Flowers website for The University of Findlay: Commencement Flowers
. Flowers that are pre-purchased will be available for pick-up the day of Commencement.
Order your copy of the ceremony on DVD online. Order a copy of the undergraduate or graduate ceremonies for $25, or order both for $30. Additional copies are $10 each. Questions? Call 419-434-4520.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS FOR COMMENCEMENT
Friday, April 29, 2016
1-3 p.m. Undergraduate Commencement Rehearsal – All undergraduate students report to Koehler Fitness and Recreation Center to rehearse.
3-5 p.m. Graduate Commencement Rehearsal - All graduate students report to Koehler Fitness and Recreation Center to rehearse. **Please bring your hoods to rehearsal.
4-6 p.m. President & Executive Parent Council Reception – All graduates are invited to attend a reception hosted by President Fell and the Executive Parent Council. Invitations will be sent to graduates by the President’s office. Please contact Liz Ditto at firstname.lastname@example.org or 419-434-4530 for more information.
7 p.m. Baccalaureate Service- Sanctuary, College First Church of God. This ecumenical worship service is open to graduates and family members of all faiths.
Saturday, April 30, 2016 GRADUATE COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY
8 a.m. – Doors open to the Koehler Fitness and Recreation Center. NO TICKETS ARE REQUIRED.
8:15 a.m. - Students must report to the Student Recreation Center. Cap, Gown, and Hood are required. Staff will be available to help you prepare for the procession.
9 a.m. - The formal procession will begin promptly. Guests should be seated and ready for the procession. Ceremony begins in the Malcolm Athletic Center for the Koehler Complex.
11 a.m.–1:30 p.m. in Alumni Memorial Union – Reservations required. The University of Findlay cordially invites you to attend a Commencement Day Brunch on Saturday, April 30.
Please RSVP by Friday, April 22. Adults: $12; Children: $6 (ages 6-12); Children: free (ages 5 and under); Graduates: Complimentary. Your tickets will be at the registration table the day of the brunch. If you have any questions or need to change your ticket order, please call the Office of Alumni Relations at (419) 434-4516. To reserve your tickets, please click here
UNDERGRADUATE COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY
2 p.m. – Doors open to the Koehler Fitness and Recreation Center. NO TICKETS ARE REQUIRED. Students must report to the Student Recreation Center where volunteers will assist graduates in preparing for the procession. Cap and Gown are required.
3 p.m. – The formal procession will begin promptly. Guests should be seated and ready for the procession. Ceremony begins. Handicapped parking will be available on the East and West sides of the complex.
If you have questions, please feel free to contact M. Renee Schafer, Academic Affairs, at email@example.com
or 419-434-4553. More information will be mailed to each student who has applied to graduate.