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2011 Commencement

2011 Fall Commencement

Weekend Schedule of Events:

Friday, December 16  
Graduate Commencement Ceremony 5:30 p.m. E.A. Diddle Arena 
Army ROTC Commissioning 6:00 p.m. MMTH Auditorium
Outstanding Black Graduates Recognition Ceremony 7:00 p.m. DUC Theatre
Saturday, December 17 
Nursing Convocation  8:00 a.m. DUC Theatre
Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony 10:00 a.m. E.A. Diddle Arena
Associate of Science Nursing Pinning Ceremony 1:30 p.m. DUC Theatre

Commencement Etiquette:

By tradition, the commencement ceremony is a formal, dignified event to honor the academic achievement of scholars. To help preserve the decorum of the event, it is requested that you exercise etiquette appropriate to the occasion. Respect your fellow graduates by holding your applause until all graduates have been recognized. As a courtesy to your fellow graduates, all graduates are requested to stay until the conclusion of the ceremony.

Graduation Announcements:
You may order graduation announcements during the Grad Fair or by visiting www.wku.edu/wkustore.

Academic Attire:
Degree candidates who did not attend the Grad Fair may obtain their cap and gown from the WKU Store in DUC during normal business hours:

Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Friday 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
*Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 17 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon

*Saturday hours may vary. It is recommended you call the WKU Store in advance at 270-745-2466.

The cap and gown may be kept by the graduate as a memento of the occasion. Candidates should allow sufficient time to iron or steam-press their gown prior to the ceremony.


WKU’s traditional commencement exercises are designed to honor the significant academic accomplishments of our students.

Many members of the academic community, faculty, administration and staff give of their time and effort so that these exercises will be a stately and memorable experience. The pride WKU feels in its graduates is reflected in the beauty and pageantry of this significant event.


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Graduate students who complete all degree requirements during the 2011 fall semester may participate in the Fall Commencement scheduled for Friday, December 16, at 5:30 p.m. in E.A. Diddle Arena.
If you have questions about your eligibility, please contact the Graduate Studies Office at 270-745-2446.

Undergraduate students who complete all degree requirements during the 2011 fall semester may participate in the Fall Commencement scheduled for Saturday, December 17, at 10 a.m. in E.A. Diddle Arena.
If you have questions about your eligibility, please contact your Degree Certification Officer:
Last name    A-G    Dana Jones             270-745-5447
                   H-O    Judy Gerhardt         270-745-2803
                   P-Z     Marsha Wagoner   270-745-2406


Degree candidates are encouraged to participate in the Grad Fair, held every semester for graduating students. The fair provides an opportunity to confirm participation in the commencement ceremony, obtain the cap and gown, order invitations and the class ring, have your graduation portrait taken, and learn about services available through Career Services and Alumni Affairs.

Information about the Grad Fair will be mailed to all degree candidates.

 

 Last Modified 1/30/14