Common Commencement Questions
Sunday, December 15, 2013
10:30 a.m. – Baccalaureate
1:00 p.m. – Conferring of Degrees
Main Campus – Physical Education Center
$100.00 – Payment can be made on the Alvernia website, www.alvernia.edu, by accessing Self-Service (formerly IQWeb) > Finances tab > Online Resources > Click Here to Make a Payment then select Graduation Fee. Please make payment no later than Friday, November 15th. Any payment made after November 15 will incur a $25.00 late fee.
See above for on-line instruction if mailing check: Alvernia University 400 St. Bernardine St. c/o Billing Office Reading, PA 19607 (Please put Graduation fee & student ID# on check)
Cap & Gown:
All cap and gown orders will be filled at the Grad Finale Event- all sizes will be available – NO need to PRE-ORDER!
This is where you will pick up your cap & gown, tickets, as well as take care of any Alvernia business (i.e. billing/financial aid, etc.)
Dates of Grad Finale:
Main Campus - Wednesday, November 20th on 2nd floor Student Center from 11:00 - 1:00 p.m. & 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Philadelphia Campus - Monday, November 25th from 3:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Schuylkill Campus - Tuesday, November 26th from 3:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Each student will receive four (4) tickets. Additional tickets will be distributed after all Grad Finales are completed.
Each student is asked to complete the graduation survey and bring a copy of the verification page to the Grad Finale event.
Link to Graduation Survey:
http://surveysolutions.alvernia.edu/graduationsurveydec2013.htm OR go to www.alvernia.edu, select “Current Students” (at bottom of page), click on graduation tab on left side and then click on box “Seniors Don’t Miss Out on Your Cap and Gown.” Follow instructions and when you reach the end, please print out the verification page that shows your name and thanks you for completing the survey. This is the sheet that you will bring to the Grad Finale in order to get your tickets.
Class Rings & Announcements:
Class rings and announcements will be available on-line through the bookstore at www.alvernia.edu/currentstudents/bookstore, or for purchase at the Grad Finale on Wednesday, November 20th.
You are notified by mail when your diploma is available for pick up in the Registrar’s Office. This typically takes about 6-8 weeks after completion of your courses.
Honors status is based on your cumulative grade point average as the end of Mod 1 for undergraduate students only. You are notified of this status and receive your honor cords when you pick up your academic attire. Please keep in mind that your honor status on your diploma and final transcripts is based on your final cumulative grade point average (after all Fall grades are computed).
If there is inclement weather (snow, etc.) on Sunday, December 15, 2013, University officials will decide by 6:30 a.m. whether or not ceremonies are to be held as scheduled.
Announcements will be made via the Alvernia website, www.alvernia.edu, the campus switchboard (610)-796-8200 and via e2Campus.
If the decision is made that weather prohibits, Commencement will be postponed until Tuesday, December 17 at 7:00 p.m. and Baccalaureate will be canceled. The Commencement Ceremony will begin with the hooding ceremony. Further details will be included in either the initial Web site announcement or a subsequent one.
Feel free to contact Tracy Hine at firstname.lastname@example.org or (610) 796-8211 with your Commencement questions. Thank you.