Is there a graduation rehearsal for the commencement ceremony?
No, our staff will guide graduates for line up and when it is time to approach the stage at each ceremony. Be sure to check in and receive your name card. Students may make phonetic markings on their card (for our announcers). When it comes time to approach the stage, be sure to take your card with you. As you cross the stage, you will hand the card to the announcer.
How many guests per graduate can attend the ceremony?
Six guest seats per graduate for the December ceremony and unlimited guest seating for the May ceremony; tickets are not required for either ceremony. Guests will not be allowed to reserve seats in the PAC Theater.
Do I need to purchase a cap, gown and diploma cover?
The covers will be available at no cost and you will receive it at the ceremony. A black cap and gown is the required attire for the commencement ceremony. If you are participating in the ceremony and already have your cap and gown, you must purchase a tassel for approximately $6.98 plus tax from the bookstore. Graduation regalia is available for those who need all graduation items (cap, gown, tassel) for approx. $31.98 plus tax. These may be purchased in-person at either the Appleton or Oshkosh bookstore.
What is the graduation commencement etiquette?
The commencement exercise is a formal academic ceremony. Please view Commencement Etiquette information to ensure that our graduates and guests have the most enjoyable day possible.
How do I get my diploma cover if I didn't participate in the ceremony?
If you did not participate in the commencement ceremony, a cover will be available at no cost. Please stop by the Enrollment Services office at any campus or regional center. If you have more than one degree granted in an academic year, you can purchase additional covers at $7.50 per cover. Programs that are eligible for a diploma cover are Associate or Technical degree programs. Programs that are not eligible for a diploma cover are Nursing Assistant, Truck Driving, EMT – Basic, Law Enforcement Recruit Academy and Certificates.
How do I receive my professional graduation pictures taken at the ceremony?
GradImages, the contracted professional photographer, will send you an email notification that includes a link to navigate you to view and purchase your pictures. Your pictures will only be accessible after you receive their email notification and not before. Please allow 3-5 days after the commencement ceremony for GradImages to process graduation photos. If you have questions, you can contact GradImages Customer Service at 800-261-2576.
Need more information? For specific commencement questions, contact Barb Pautz at 920-735-4763 or email Barb Pautz.