Spring Commencement - Page 3, Good to Know

On Page 1:  Commencement Speaker,  Graduate Dinner, Graduate Walk

On Page 2: Schedule of Events, Academic Regalia, Degrees - Diplomas - Transcripts, Graduation Checklist

On this page: Photography, Video Orders, Exit Strategy, Dressing for Commencement


Each graduate will be photographed with the President while on stage. Students will receive an email from the Office of Communications containing their photo to print on their own 3-4 weeks after the ceremony.

Guests are permitted to move to the front of the chapel to take photographs during the ceremony. They should not interfere with University photographers and be mindful of others as they do.

Graduation Video Sales

A compilation video featuring highlights of the 2016 Spring Commencement ceremonies will be available for ordering before and after the ceremonies for $25.  Graduates and guests may order the DVD in the foyer of Ransdell Chapel on Friday night or in the foyer of Powell Gymnasium on Saturday morning..  If you have a questions regarding the DVD orders or would like to order one after the ceremony, please contact Broadcast Services at 270-789-5210.

Exit Strategy

Things to know and do as you prepare to leave the University.

As you prepare to leave CU, you’ll want to do it right. Here are some tips:

EXIT EXAMS - Students in Teacher Education must take specific PRAXIS exams as prescribed for the area of study. Education advisors have more information.

EXIT INTERVIEWS (for LOANS) - Stafford Loan recipients can complete the exit interview at www.kheaa.com. Perkins Loan recipients should contact Business Services to schedule the exit interview.

UNIVERSITY HOUSING - Be sure to take all of your belongings with you. Items left cannot be stored. If you paid a deposit, check with your residence director to arrange for a refund, if you qualify.

CONTACT DATA - Visit TigerNet to update your permanent home address, email, and phone number so you can be reached. Login and look for My Personal Information under “MY PROFILE.”

Dressing for Commencement

When dressing for commencement, “business” or “business casual” are the order of the day. While men may opt for a suit/sport coat, it is optional, depending on how comfortable you will be in your gown.

TIP: Don’t wait until Friday to unwrap your gown or you’ll look like you slept in it! Instead, open it as soon as you get it to let some of the wrinkles fall out. Iron or steam it for a neat look. Local dry cleaners can do this for you, too.

Please remember to turn off phones and pagers during the ceremony. (Okay, so it has nothing to do with your attire, but we had to put it somewhere.)