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Parking will be available on a first-come, first-served basis in the University parking lots located on Fourth Street and Upper Street and in the semi-circle in front of the Haupt Humanities building on North Broadway. Old Morrison Circle will be closed to parking.
Handicapped parking will be available and can be arranged ahead of time by contacting the Disability Services at (859) 233-8502. Public safety officers will have a motorized cart in the parking lot off Fourth Street behind the Mitchell Fine Arts Center for guests who need assistance.
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Students can buy caps and gowns at the bookstore for $48.76 including tax.
We are pleased to have an arrangement with Dan Silvestri of Impact Photography for our commencement photography. Mr. Silvestri has taken the class photo and photos of individual students crossing the stage to receive their diplomas for many years. Orders may be placed at any time by contacting Impact Photography at (859) 252-0725
Photos are priced as follows:
Pkg. 1: One 8x10” group graduation photo and one 5x7” individual graduate photo, $50
Pkg. 2: One 8x10” group graduation photo and three 5x7” individual graduate photos, $60
Pkg. 3: One 8x10” individual graduation photo and three 5x7” individual graduate photos, $70
One 8x10” group graduation photo, $40
One 5x7” individual graduate photo only, $35
Additional 5x7” individual graduate photo with any purchase above, $15
Additional 8x10” individual graduate photo with any purchase above, $20
The commencement ceremony will be live-streamed via iHigh.com, but there will be no video of the event available for purchase.
For questions, contact the Office of Communications at (859) 233-8120 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Commencement will be held outside in front of Old Morrison. Chairs will be provided and open seating will begin at 8 a.m. The outdoor Commencement is expected to accommodate all guests of graduates. In case of inclement weather, graduation will be held in the Clive M. Beck Athletic and Recreation Center. At the Senior Review, each graduate will receive four rain tickets for guest seating. If it rains, guests with tickets will be admitted to the Beck Center, beginning at 8 a.m. Beginning at 9:15 a.m., guests without tickets will be admitted.
Seats are not reserved.
Restrooms will be available on the ground level of Old Morrison; the Cowgill Center for Business, Economics, and Education; and the Brown Science Center.
A first aid station will be set up in front of the Cowgill Center.
A list of nearby hotels can be found here.
Students planning to graduate the following May need to submit an Application for Graduation by November 1.
Review this F.A.Q. for more information.
Following is a tentative schedule for our 2015 commencement. Please check back for updates. We hope you will plan to join us!
11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
Holleian Society Luncheon
President's Room, Forrer Hall
Lunch in Back Circle
Rain location: Thomson lobby
Enjoy a nostalgic afternoon with your classmates. Don't miss the reverse greet line at 1 p.m.
Campus Center Gym
7 p.m.-9 p.m.
Senior Trivia Night
Atomic Cafe (265 N Limestone)
11 a.m.–2 p.m.
William T. Young Campus Center
Graduates are required to come to the William T. Young Campus Center on Friday, May 22, at a time convenient to them between the hours of 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. At this event seniors will be given rain tickets, verify pronunciation of their names, and have an opportunity to order graduation photos.
If you are unable to attend the Senior Review, go here to complete a checklist.
Carrick Theater, Mitchell Fine Arts Center
Seniors receiving awards will be notified by email prior to the event. Friends and family are encouraged to attend.
Seniors' Last Lecture
Carrick Theater, Mitchell Fine Arts Center
Members of the senior class will vote on the professor who will present their last lecture at Transylvania. Families and other guests are welcome to attend.
Rain location: Haggin Auditorium
Enjoy hors d'oeuvres and a chance to mingle with faculty, staff, and other students as we celebrate our graduates. Registration required. Graduates and up to 2 parents or family members attend free. Additional tickets may be purchased.
Commencement Day Breakfast
Dining Center, Forrer Hall
Registration required. Graduates attend free. All others must purchase tickets.
Senior Group Photo and Commencement Instructions for Graduates
Graduates, wearing caps and gowns, will assemble on the Beck Center steps for a group photo. After the picture is taken, graduates will go directly to Haggin Auditorium where the Commencement Marshal will give full instructions for the procession, seating, procedure for receiving diploma, and recession. All graduates must be on time for this, as the process must be perfectly understood and observed by all.
Old Morrison Lawn
Commencement speaker: Homaira Akbari
Student speaker: Skyler Slone
Honorary degree recipient: Roszalyn Mack Akins
Chairs will be provided. The outdoor commencement is expected to accommodate all guests of graduates. In case of inclement weather, graduation will be held in the Clive M. Beck Athletic and Recreation Center. Each graduate will receive four rain tickets at the Senior Review for guest seating. If it rains, guests with tickets will be admitted to the Beck Center beginning at 8 a.m. After 9:15 a.m., guests without tickets will be admitted. Seats are not reserved.
Immediately following the commencement ceremony. Everyone is welcome.
For special seating and other accessibility arrangements, please contact Disability Services at (859) 233-8502.
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