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Ceremony Information

Global University 15th Annual Commencement Ceremony
When: Friday, June 16, 2017 at 6:00 pm
Where: University Plaza Hotel & Convention Center

Official Diplomas
Official diplomas and degrees are not given at the Commencement ceremony. They are mailed to you after your Graduation Application has been processed. During the ceremony, President Seevers will present each graduate with a diploma cover as he/she walks across the platform. (You do not need to bring your diploma or degree with you to Springfield for the ceremony.)

Regalia (Cap and Gown)
Each graduate must place an order for regalia through the Commencement Coordinator. The registration fee includes the cost of the cap, gown, and dated 2017 tassel. GU will provide honor cords to students graduating with honors. Each graduate-level student will also receive his/her hood during the ceremony (hood cost is also included in registration fee.) Only caps and gowns ordered during registration may be worn during the Commencement ceremony.

Dress Code

- Dress pants, skirt, or dress (no denim)
- Dress shoes

- Dress pants (no denim)
- Tie and/or suit is optional
- Dress shoes (with dark socks)

Commencement Photos
Our professional photographer will take pictures during the ceremony. The registration fee includes a digital copy of the group photo and the photo as you receive your diploma/certificate cover. Additionally, graduates who have earned a master's or doctoral degree will receive the photo of their hooding.

Personal Cameras
Personal pictures are allowed during the ceremony.

Commencement DVD/Video
A link to the video of the Commencement ceremony will be included in the registration fee. (A downloadable copy of the video is available at this link.) An email will be sent to each graduate after the ceremony when the video is available.