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All students who apply for graduation and receive a graduation invitation by
e-mail are eligible to participate in the main campus commencement ceremony in
Mount Pleasant, MI. Participation in any commencement ceremony is not confirmation of
completion of degree requirements or the awarding of your degree. If you
have any questions regarding degree requirements, please
contact your graduation specialist.
Your local program center may also host a commencement ceremony. Please see your
program center's website at
global.cmich.edu/locations for commencement ceremony
information or contact your Program Administrator.
Commencement is divided by degrees in the ceremonies as listed below. Graduates
must attend the ceremony in which their degree is listed. Click on the time
of your commencement ceremony for complete instructions.
here for a map of commencement events and parking.
Each graduate participating in commencement may receive up to eight tickets -
five for seating in McGuirk Arena and three for the Simulcast Room in the Large
Sports Forum. No additional tickets are available.
Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Graduates must have
identification when picking up tickets at the dates/times listed on your
commencement ceremony instructions (see above). You still need to pick up
your tickets in Rose 125 if you preordered or purchased your apparel. On
Saturday, May 10th, CMU staff can assist you in getting tickets
to your family and guests by delivering them to the Ticket Central will-call
Tickets are not required for admittance to the doctoral commencement
ceremony. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. The doors will
open to the general public at 3:00 p.m.
Caps and gowns may be preordered March 26 through April 27 at
www.cmubookstore.com, purchased at the
Bookstore Office on CMU's main campus from March 31 through April 30, or
purchased at the dates/times indicated on your commencement
ceremony instructions (see above).
You must reserve your academic apparel through the CMU Bookstore Office at
(989) 774-7493 or 1-800-283-0234. The CMU Bookstore Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to
5:00 p.m. EST Monday through Friday. PLEASE ORDER AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
You can pick up your cap, gown, and hood during the times indicated on your
commencement ceremony instructions (see above). Two
options are available.
The entire set is also available for purchase and Bookstore staff are available
to discuss pricing.
You should enter the Student Activity Center (SAC) and go to the
MAC 2 room in the lower level of the SAC no later than an hour prior to your
commencement ceremony. (An elevator is located in the SAC's main concourse across from the
bowling center.) Immediately go to the "name card" table and tell the attendant
your name and degree. You will receive a partially pre-printed card that is used
by the readers to announce your name to the audience and by the professional
photographer. Please proceed to the Small Sports Forum and look for your degree sign. You may sit with a graduating friend if you both are receiving the
same degree. You will be given a program and guests will receive them as they
enter the Arena. Please leave personal belongings with your guests. Your guests should enter the main entrance of the Events Center and go to
McGuirk Arena and locate seats, unless they need to stop at the Ticket Center
will-call window for their admittance tickets. When exiting McGuirk Arena,
guests can meet their graduates in the Student Activity Center main hallway.
Candidates for graduation must report to the second floor of Warriner Hall by
3:00 p.m. (An elevator is located on the first floor.) Immediately go to the
"name card" table and tell the attendant your name and degree. You will be given a partially pre-printed card that is used
by the reader to announce your name to the audience. You
will need to complete a portion of the card, so arrive in time to complete this
process. Graduates will be lined up for the processional into Plachta Auditorium
by degree. The processional enters the auditorium promptly at 4:00 p.m., so plan
your time accordingly. Please do not put your hood on, but make sure it is
unbuttoned and carry it draped on your left arm.
The approximate length of the ceremony is two hours.
A live video stream is available on the internet at
www.cmich.edu/commencement. Copies of the ceremony are
not available for sale, however, an archive stream of the ceremony is available.
A QuickTime viewer, available free of charge, is required to view the ceremony.
We recommend you download QuickTime well in advance of the time you wish to view
the ceremony at www.apple.com/quicktime/download.
Diplomas are not distributed at the commencement ceremony.
Students who are eligible for diplomas receive them by mail. Students who have
not received their diplomas within eight weeks after the ceremony should contact
Undergraduate Academic Services at (989) 774-3504. Programs will be included with
your diploma. The Registrar's Office must have your correct mailing address in
order for you to receive your diploma. Address changes can be made through
For information regarding accommodations for persons with disabilities, or
persons requiring sign language accommodations, call University Events,
(989) 774-3355 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. EST. Requests for interpreters must
be received no later than Friday, April 25th.
CMU's Global Campus will be hosting a reception for all
Global Campus graduates and their guests. Brief remarks will be given by Dr.
Pete Ross, Vice President of CMU's Global Campus, and Jody Hassen, Director of
Student Services and Enrollment Management at approximately 7:00 p.m. Hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be provided. There is no cost for this
event. Please click
here to RSVP for the graduation reception.
If you have any questions regarding the Global Campus Graduation Reception or if
you need to make changes to an existing reservation please contact Kyle Pybus at
firstname.lastname@example.org or (800) 950-1144, ext. 4456.
$19.95/person, $10.95/child under 10, graduates eat free with a group of 4 or
more. Reservations must be made by Saturday, May 3, 2014. Click
here for more information.
CMU Global Campus offers a cherry finished hardwood plaque with a
Plexiglas cover to display your diploma. Central Michigan University is carved
into the wood to create a professional display of the culmination of all your
hard work. The plaque costs $20 and can be ordered by using the
Please note that these dates are subject to change.
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