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Students who wish to participate in the May 2018 Commencement Ceremony must have completed ALL degree requirements. This includes:
All students who have completed the above requirements in May, may receive their diplomas at the Commencement ceremony. Students who have completed their degree requirements and graduated in August and December 2017, are also eligible to participate in the Commencement Ceremony.
MSN, MME, CLL, and traditional undergraduate students who will not be attending the ceremony may pick up their diplomas from the Registrar's Office, the Monday following Commencement. MBA students should contact Adult and Graduate Education Office at 614-236-6696 to make arrangements to receive their diplomas.
For further information, please contact the Graduation Coordinator, Nikki Miller at 614-236-6150 or email@example.com.
Financial Obligations:All bills and fees must be paid prior to graduation. If your account is not completely cleared by graduation, neither diploma nor transcripts will be issued. Contact the Finance Office at 614-236-6216 if you have questions.
Commencement rehearsal will be held Friday, May 4 at 2:00pm in the Capital Center. Traditional Undergraduate students participating in the ceremony are required to attend. Non-traditional students are strongly encouraged to attend. You will have an opportunity to provide name pronunciation as well as pick up your tickets.
Graduate Lineup will be in the Capital Center Arena on Saturday, May 5 no later than 1:00pm. Graduates should enter the Capital Center through the Pleasant Ridge Avenue Arena doors (family members cannot access the building through these doors). Once lined up properly, graduates will be given specific instructions regarding the processional and recessional, receiving the diploma, etc.
Ceremony: Each graduate is individually recognized as he or she crosses the stage and will be provided with a padded envelope. Diplomas can be picked up in the Performance Arena after the Gate Ceremony or will be mailed to you (at the current mailing address on file with the Registrar’s Office).
August 2017 and December 2017 graduates are eligible and invited to participate in the May 5, 2018 Commencement ceremony along with the May 2018 graduates. Each Graduates must contact the Registrar’s Office to indicate their participation in the graduation ceremony. Please contact Nikki Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org or 614-236-6150. All graduates will receive six (6) tickets. Graduates do not need a ticket to participate.
We will know after rehearsal on Friday, May 4, if there are any additional tickets available. Please see the Conference Services team.
Traditional Graduates: your 6 tickets AND any approved additional tickets will be available to pick up from the Harry C. Moores Student Union Post Office Monday, April 30 through Thursday, May 3, 8:30 am-5:00 pm. On Friday, May 4, tickets will be available at the 2:00 pm rehearsal.
Non-Traditional Graduates: your 6 tickets AND any approved additional tickets will be available to pick up from the Registrar’s Office, Yochum Hall, Monday, April 30 through Thursday, May 3 from 8:30 am-6:00p m. On Friday, May 4, tickets will be available 8:30 am-5:00 pm.
All graduates must purchase their environmentally safe Caps and Gowns from Barnes and Noble Bookstore.
Individual items can be purchased a la carte.
Honor CordsHonor Cords will be distributed within the honor society to which the students belong. Please contact your honor society for more information.
April 25-27 (8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.)April 30-May 1 (8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.)May 2-4 (8:30 am – 5:00 pm)
* Rented textbooks are due back by May 1st
Capital University holds all of its graduates in high esteem. In addition to the traditional cap and gown regalia, specific students who have excelled academically are entitled to wear honor cords, and graduation stoles (sashes) may also be worn to signify achievement through or membership in college organizations. Graduation stoles and honor cords must be in keeping with the decorum of the event and the following guidelines:
Cap It Off
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 6 - 8 pm
Convergent Media Center Classroom 121
Bring your cap and we will provide the craft supplies to decorate! While you craft, we’ll show the movie Neighbors, a throwback to the year you started your journey at Capital!
Wednesday, May 2, 2018 -
5 - 7 pm
Schaaf Lawn (Rain location: Harry C. Moores Student Union)
It’s time to celebrate with your friends! Come play games, win prizes, let tarot card and palm readers tell your future, and have fun at the photo booth! Three drink tickets will be provided per graduating student (photo ID required)
Cap Throwback Bingo
Thursday, May 3, 2018 -
11 am - 1 pm
Harry C. Moores Student Union – Office of Student and Community Engagement
Join us for Throwback Thursday, Capital style! Grab some friends and participate in a photo scavenger hunt for the opportunity to win a free brick, personalization included, on Mound Street Plaza. Bingo cards can be picked up from 11:00am to 1:00pm in the Office of Student and Community Engagement
41st Annual Senior Spaghetti Dinner
Thursday, May 3, 2018 -
Dinner served at 5 pm
Harry C. Moores Student Union - Capital Court Dining Room
Capital’s Alumni Advisory Board officially welcomes members of the Class of 2018 to alumni status. Join us for dinner and wine, served by faculty, staff, and AAB members. There will also be door prize drawings and other giveaways. It’s a great opportunity to share one last meal with your closest classmates. RSVP by Tuesday, May 1 to capconnect.org/seniorspag
Friday, May 4, 2018 - 2 - 3 pm
Capital Center Field House
Traditional Student Graduates are strongly encouraged to attend a brief, one hour rehearsal in the Capital Center.
Friday, May 4, 2018 – immediately following Commencement Rehearsal, 3 - 5 pm
SA Quad (Rain Location: Harry C. Moores Student Union Main Dining Room)
Please join President Paul for a celebratory picnic!
Department of Nursing Pinning Ceremony
Friday, May 4, 2018
- 4 pm
Conservatory of Music - Mees Hall.
For additional information, please contact Stephanie Van Tilburg at email@example.com or 614-236-6638
Saturday, May 5, 2018
- 9 am - 10 am
Huntington Recital Hall, the Conservatory of Music
Post-Commencement Gate Ceremony
Saturday, May 5, 2018
Immediately following the Commencement ceremony, our new graduates will take part in the ceremonial procession through Memorial Gateway, signifying the completion of their academic journey and the start of a lifetime as Capital University alumni (the gate ceremony is dependent upon weather).