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Benerd School of Education

Gladys L. Benerd School of Education
Diploma & Hooding Ceremony
5:00 P.M. at the Alex G. Spanos Center on May 13, 2017
Graduates and Faculty assemble at 4:00 P.M. at the southeast entrance of the Alex G. Spanos Center.

Please refrain from bringing any air horns, noise makers, balloons or whistles to any Commencement day ceremonies.

We encourage all graduating students and their families to attend the University Commencement at 9:00 A.M. on Saturday, May 13th, to honor all of our graduates & to honor distinguished faculty members for specialized awards. Please do wear your cap and gown and march with the faculty from the School of Education at Commencement on Saturday. 

Celebration of Graduates
All graduating students are invited to attend the "Celebration of Graduates" reception in their honor in the lobby of the School of Education. We welcome the opportunity to recognize our fine students on their upcoming graduation. Date and Time: Thursday, May 4th, 5PM, Benerd School of Education Lobby.

All student awards will be given during the Diploma & Hooding Ceremony.

As you can imagine, there are many tasks in preparation for graduation.  Here are a few important items for your consideration.

Graduation Reception
We cordially invite you to attend a special reception for our graduates and their families. The reception will be held outside the Northeast entrance of the Alex G. Spanos Center immediately following the Diploma & Hooding Ceremony on May 13, 2017. We look forward to seeing you there.

After Graduation
Once graduation is complete, there are still items that may need your attention, or that of the graduate.  Items in orange are links to additional information.

When does diploma arrive?
Diplomas are mailed to the address specified on the Application for Graduation, 3 to 4 months after the semester in which you graduate. If your address changes, it is your responsibility to inform the Office of the Registrar of this change. Returned diplomas will be kept on file five years and then destroyed. There is a fee for a replacement diploma borne by the graduate.

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