Attention soon-to-be graduates: Congratulations! The day you have been anticipating is right around the corner.
You have put a colossal number of hours into earning your degree, and your hard work will soon be rewarded. But before you can update your education status on Facebook and LinkedIn, here are a few (simple) tasks you need to complete that will help make the next few months go a little more smoothly:
1. Confirm with the Registrar’s Office that all your transcripts and payments are in order.
If you are graduating in May, you have already completed your Degree Audit and application for graduation. With that important step out of the way, contact the Office of the Registrar to ensure that all of your paperwork and payments are updated and complete. Those who work in the office are knowledgeable and excited to help you graduate – so contact them to double check everything! If you have any extra concerns about your eligibility, contact your adviser.
2. Order your graduation regalia and memorabilia.
This is probably the most exciting thing on this list because it is a tangible representation that graduation is fast-approaching! Visit the WU Bookstore to order memorabilia, and complete the Graduation Order and Attendance form to reserve your spot at Commencement and place your cap and gown order.
3. Undergraduates - schedule a senior exit interview.
This is a time for seniors to reflect on their experiences at Waynesburg and speak with a University representative about their future plans! Graduating seniors can provide feedback and schedule group or individual meeting times by completing the Graduation Interview survey here.
4. Don't forget your tickets!
All graduates, family and friends are welcome to attend the Commencement ceremony when held outside, but in the case of inclement weather, graduates attending the ceremony will receive two electronic tickets via email for the indoor ceremony. Don’t forget to have these tickets on hand in case of an inclement weather call! And don’t worry – even if the ceremony is moved inside, there are various viewing sites on campus for all guests. Graduates and their families are also invited to celebrate at the Graduate’s Luncheon on the day of Commencement. Tickets for this luncheon can be purchased here.
5. Connect with Alumni Relations!
Follow Waynesburg University Alumni on social media and stay connected with all things Waynesburg after you graduate. Visit Waynesburg United for more information.
For a complete list of items to check off the list before April 30, visit http://www.waynesburg.edu/commencement. Enjoy the celebration of your success!