Commencement Information - Additional Information


Academic Honor Cords: Honor cords will be distributed to traditional students during the commencement walk-though event. If you are an Organizational Leadership or UTEP student, the cords will be mailed to you before the ceremony. Only those students who have completed all the coursework necessary for a degree will receive the cords. If additional coursework is needed, honor cords will be mailed upon completion of the degree.

Academic Hood: Graduates earning their master’s degree will receive their hood when they are individually recognized during the commencement ceremony.

Caps and Gowns: 
Students entered their cap and gown information when they completed the graduation application online. If you have not placed an order please contact Kristin Koehnemann as soon as possible 618.664.7020. Caps and gowns will be available for pick up in the campus mailroom at end of May. You will receive an email from the mailroom staff reminding you to pick up your cap and gown. If you are interested in ordering announcements or an orange and black tassel please visit the Herff Jones website. You will pay Herff Jones directly to place an order for additional merchandise.

Traditional Students: graduation announcements, tassels, etc.

Adult, Graduate & UTEP
Caps and gowns are available through the online ordering system with Herff Jones. Your cap and gown orders will be sent directly to your home. The graduation fee will cover the cost of your cap and gown and the fee for shipping. Place your order by April 28, 2017. If you are interested in ordering additional merchandise you will pay Herff Jones directly.

Off-Campus Students: Cap and Gown order- graduation announcements, tassels, etc.

Pictures: A professional photographer will take a color photo as President Ivan Filby congratulates each graduate. The Greenville College Alumni Association will send each graduate his/her photo as gift after commencement. Additional photos will be available for download after commencement on the Greenville College Flickr page.

Videotaping: Family and friends may videotape Commencement in designated areas.
*Tripods may not be set up in the aisles under any circumstances or block the view of others.

Handicap Accessibility: The Crum Recreation Center and Armington Center are handicap accessible. A designated handicap drop-off adjacent to the Recreation Center may be found on the east side of the building. Handicap accessible restrooms are available in the Recreation Center and Armington Center. There will be wheelchairs available for transporting guests from the parking lots and designated drop off areas to their seats in the Recreation Center.
*If you have guests with specific needs, please contact Kristin Koehnemann at 618.664.7020 or by email at 
Handicapped Accessible Seating Reservations 

Handicap Parking: Handicap parking is available in the Ganton parking lot (north-west of the Recreation Center), the parking lot on the corner of Durley and Elm (east of the Recreation Center), at Claussen Plaza south of the Ruby E. Dare Library, and in front of the Delbert E. Sims College Union (corner of College and Spruce). Anyone requiring handicap parking spaces will find parking in the regular designated handicapped spaces in the parking lots north of the H.J. Long Gymnasium. An area on the east side of the Recreation Center will be designated for drop off for those requiring assistance to their seats or are unable to walk a long distance. Campus Security Officers will be available to assist with parking.

Additional Questions or Information: Contact Kristin Koehnemann, Commencement Committee Chair, at 618.664.7020 or by email at .

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