Saturday, December 14
10 a.m. Candidates line up on the upper concourse of The RiverCenter
11 a.m. Commencement ceremony begins with the procession into The RiverCenter
Parking at The RiverCenter
Free parking is available for the Commencement ceremony at The RiverCenter parking ramp located between Second and Third Streets on Brady, under the Mid-American Energy building. On-street parking is free on weekends. Please note that there will be signs at the RiverCenter indicating $5 for parking. PARKING IS FREE. There is a performance at the Adler following graduation for which parking costs $5.
Tuesday, October 22
10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Grad Finale, SAU Bookstore, 2nd Floor Rogalski Center
This event allows you to pick up your cap/gown and order announcements and other graduation memorabilia. Questions regarding the Grad Finale should be directed to the University Bookstore at (563) 333-6336. Caps/gowns can be purchased from the Bookstore after this date.
Wednesday, October 30
Deadline to apply for graduation
Students applying for graduation after the October 30 deadline will not be listed in the printed Commencement Program. NO EXCEPTIONS.
Before Thursday, December 5
Be sure that you have paid your $35 graduation fee to Student Accounts. This covers the cost of final degree audit, diploma, and diploma cover. Please make sure that you have cleared any outstanding restrictions that you may have with the Library, Athletics Office, Student Accounts, Bookstore, or Student Services.
Final Examinations for all students (Monday through Friday)
Thursday, December 12
Commencement Rehearsal, Christ the King Chapel
Undergraduate student attendance at rehearsal is required if you are going to attend the Commencement Ceremony. If you have a class scheduled at this time, please attend the class as it has top priority. Attendance for Master degree candidates is optional. If you are not able to attend rehearsal, please email McAleerWilliamJ@sau.edu after December 10 so that instructions can be given to you.
Friday, December 13
6 p.m. Graduate Program Hooding Ceremony
The College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, and College of Health and Human Services will hold a joint hooding ceremony in the Galvin Fine Arts Center.
**Any questions regarding the hooding ceremonies should be directed to your graduate program office. Reception immediately following in Cosgrove Hall.
Beginning January 9
Diplomas may be picked up on January 9 in the Records and Registration Office during regular business hours (8:30 am to 4:00 pm).
Diplomas not picked up by January 16 will be sent to your permanent address listed in the system. If you'd like your diploma mailed out before January 23, email McAleerWilliamJ@sau.edu with the address to which it should be sent.
Please remember that diplomas will not be released until all restrictions have been cleared.