Application Deadline for Graduation Approaching

Story By: by Lauren Lowing

Contributing writer

Graduation day is quickly approaching for December Southeastern graduates. The application deadline for the fall graduation is Friday, Oct. 29, and applications can be found in the registrar’s office.

The graduation ceremony for the fall semester has been set for Dec. 11 at Bloomer Sullivan Arena.

Students applying for graduation should have already completed a final graduation check, as well as received a clearance letter from their advisers stating that they are eligible for graduation.

If you plan to graduate in December and have not already done this, you need to speak with the Registrar’s Office and your adviser as soon as possible.

Another activity that has been scheduled is the graduation rehearsal, which has been set for Dec. 8 and will also be held in the Arena.

“The time of graduation and rehearsal is yet to be determined,” according to Jannista Wood, the administrative assistant to the vice president in the Office of Student Affairs. “The official times should be decided sometime during the upcoming week and this information will be made available to students.”

According to Wood, they are waiting to see how many applications they receive before making an official decision on the time and number of ceremonies that will need to be held.

“Anyone looking for an application for the December graduation ceremony should visit the Registrar’s Office on campus or the Southeastern website,” according to Sheila Gold, the assistant registrar for Southeastern.

On the website students can download the application for graduation and find additional information about upcoming deadlines. There is also information regarding setting up an appointment for a final graduation check, and what information will need to obtained before going to this appointment.

The Registrar’s Office begins doing final graduation checks at the beginning of the semester through the 10th week of class.

Lacie Lowing, a former graduate of Southeastern, said that “the process of applying for graduation seems scary at first, but there are so many people there to help guide you in the direction that you need to go, so it makes it less stressful for you.”

All of the information regarding graduation can be found on the Southeastern website under the Registrar’s Office link. If you have any further questions regarding the application for graduation or ceremony, please contact Gold in the Registrar’s Office at 745-2816.