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2013 Fall Commencement - Potter College of Arts and Letters
Date:  Saturday, December 14th, 2013
Time:  2:00pm
Location:  E. A. Diddle Arena
Description:  

Saturday, December 14, 2013
Commencement Ceremonies     Diddle Arena

Graduate and undergraduate degree candidates will be recognized individually within the college in which their degrees were earned. There will be no rehearsal for students; marshals will guide and provide instructions for the Grand March and individual recognition portion of the ceremony. Each ceremony is expected to last approximately 2 hours.

Undergraduate students who entered WKU during the 2004 fall semester and thereafter were given a freshman pin when they attended their Freshman Assembly. You are encouraged to participate in a tradition of wearing your pin at Commencement as a "bookend" to the pin you will receive at Commencement from the Alumni Association.

9:30 a.m. CEREMONY
  • University College
  • Gordon Ford College of Business
  • College of Health and Human Services
8:30 a.m.
Assemble in Diddle Arena Auxiliary Gyms and receive commencement pin from the Alumni Association.

9:00 a.m.
Pre-commencement music begins.

9:10 a.m.
Degree candidates depart the assembly location and begin marching.

9:30 a.m.
Commencement ceremony begins with the Grand March of the platform party, faculty and degree candidates.

2:00 p.m. CEREMONY
  • College of Education and Behavioral Sciences
  • Ogden College of Science and Engineering
  • Potter College of Arts and Letters
1:00-1:30 p.m.
Degree candidates assemble in Diddle Arena Auxiliary Gyms and receive commencement pin from the Alumni Association.

1:30 p.m.
Pre-commencement music begins.

1:40 p.m.
Degree candidates depart the assembly location and begin marching.

2:00 p.m.
Commencement ceremony begins with the Grand March of the platform party, faculty and degree candidates.

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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 Garrett Conference Center during normal business hours:

Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
*Saturday  
Saturday, December 14  8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

 

*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 2013 summer term or fall semester may participate in the Fall Commencement scheduled for Saturday, December 14, in E.A. Diddle Arena.
If you have questions about your eligibility, please contact the Graduate School at 270-745-2446.

Undergraduate students who complete all degree requirements during the 2013 summer term or fall semester may participate in the Fall Commencement scheduled for Saturday, December 14, in E.A. Diddle Arena.
If you have questions about your eligibility, please contact your Degree Certification Officer:

Last name:


              A-H   Dana Jones             270-745-5447
              I-L    Beth Haselhoff         270-745-2803
              M-Z   Marsha Wagoner     270-745-2406

 

 

 

 

 Last Modified 7/23/13