Participation in the May 2014 Commencement ceremony is open to students who are completing degree requirements in May 2014 or who completed degree requirements in August 2013 or December 2013. Students who will complete requirements for the degree by August 2014 are eligible to petition to participate in the May 2014 Commencement ceremony. Information about eligibility and the request to petition are available through the Office of the Registrar.
All unpaid balances on accounts for members of the Class of 2014 must be settled with the accounting office no later than 5 p.m. , Tuesday, April 15, 2014. Failure to do so will delay graduates in receiving diplomas and the processing of transcripts. Graduates who need to pay after that date will need to pay by cash or cashier's check to guarantee clearance for graduation.
Caps and gowns will be available for purchase in the Bookstore beginning in February until Commencement weekend. Should you have questions about caps and gowns, contact the bookstore at (919) 760-8454.
Undergraduate students wear a maroon gown and maroon mortarboard. The tassel worn pertains to the academic degree being received: black tassel, Bachelor of Arts; pink tassel, Bachelor of Music; gold tassel, Bachelor of Science; white tassel, Bachelor of Social Work.
Graduate Students wear a black gown, black mortarboard, black tassel and a hood. Hoods reflect the color of the academic discipline: drab, Business; light blue, Education; gold, Nutrition.
For the ceremony, graduate students are asked to take their hood in their hand and give it to the appropriate dean who will hood the graduate as the individual crosses the stage.
Announcements can be ordered online at www.jostens.com by searching under Meredith College.
Invitations can be purchsed from the bookstore beggining the second week of April.
Office of the Provost
Phone: (919) 760-8117