Graduation Prep Day is a one stop shop to meet all your Graduation needs and also to receive important information regarding the ceremony. Typically, the event lasts for approximately six hours. You may stay for however long you’d like, but you are not required to stay the entire time. All graduates are strongly encouraged to attend, as it is your opportunity to select the size for your cap and gown, verify the name on your diploma and your address with the Registrar, take professional Graduation photos, and order announcements.
Campus offices that are typically in attendance include the Registrar, Career Services, the Alumni Association, and the Office of Financial Aid. Campus Federal Credit Union has also attended the event in past semesters.
The event typically lasts for 5-6 hours. Graduates are not required to attend the event the entire time, but are definitely encouraged to visit as many stations as possible.
If you choose to order Graduation announcements on this day, be prepared to pay in full. Balfour accepts credit card payments only.
If you plan to take Graduation photos, please come prepared as far as hair and makeup, if you so choose. The University will provide sample regalia for each student to wear over his or her clothes for the photos.
All other Graduation information and materials will be given to you upon arrival.
There is no expected attire for this event. If you will be taking Graduation photos, please come prepared as far as hair and makeup, if you so choose.
Yes, Lifetouch Photography will be in attendance to take an official portrait of each graduate, if you so choose. Lifetouch will mail your proofs directly to you, which you will then have the option to purchase.
All graduates will receive a letter outlining Graduation Prep Day several weeks before the event, and also included in the letter will be a Lifetouch price sheet for photo packages.
Yes, representatives from Balfour will be in attendance to assist students with ordering announcements. Please note that Balfour accepts credit card payments only.
A representative from Balfour will be in attendance at Graduation Prep Day to assist graduates with ordering announcements. Please note that Balfour accepts credit card payments only. Following Grad Prep Day, you will be able to order Graduation announcements online through Balfour's website.
At Graduation Prep Day, each graduate will have the opportunity to take a professional portrait, in full regalia, with Lifetouch Photography. These proofs will be mailed to you directly from Lifetouch, which you will then have the option to purchase.
On Graduation Day, Lifetouch Photography will take a picture of each graduate as you receive your diploma from the University President. In addition, an official portrait of each graduate will be taken in front of a green screen as you step off of the stage. The photographer will provide you with several background choices for this picture when your proofs are mailed to you at a later date. Proofs of the photographs taken on Graduation Day will be mailed to you directly from Lifetouch, which you will then have the option to purchase.
To view prices for photo packages, or to view photos from previous Commencements, please log into my Portal to access the Graduation Information page.