Graduation Fest

Grad Fest

Welcome to the Grad Fest, your one stop center to take care of all your needs prior to graduation. Please visit each station and make sure a star is placed on your card. 

The Grad Fest provides an opportunity for you to get clearance in order to participate and receive your diploma at the Commencement Exercises being held in May. At this time, you will be able to finalize any outstanding paperwork; receive clearance from the Office of the Registrar, Bursar Office, and Financial Assistance Office. You will also be able to order your class ring, purchase your cap and gown and announcements, and pick-up your graduation card. Representatives from the Phi Theta Kappa and Alumni associations will also be present. 

 The following are participating in the Grad Fest:

  • Office of the Registrar
  • Financial Assistance Office
  • Bursar's Office
  • Phi Theta Kappa Association
  • Candid Campus Photography, Inc.
  • Barnes & Noble
  • Balfour
  • Alumni Association 

Grad Fest Process

The entire process should not take more than an hour. 

Registrar Check-In

Give your name and picture ID to the person at Registrar’s desk to make sure you are on the potential graduate list. The following will take place:

  • Receive a Graduation Clearance Card
  • Check graduation status
  • Complete Grad Survey only if online Grad Survey was not completed prior to GradFest
  • Receive graduation documents
  • Submit request to mail diploma if you are not participating in commencement exercises


You will be able to check the following:

  • Financial holds
  • Outstanding balance for the current semester

Financial Assistance

You will receive information for or on how to do the following:

  • Perform an Exit Financial Assistance Interview on-line
  • Receive the information necessary to perform an Exit Financial Assistance Interview at home

Barnes & Noble

Cap, Gown, and announcements will be available for purchase. Only cash or check will be accepted as a form of payment at this station.   All credit card purchases must be made at the Bookstore.


A Balfour representative will be available to assist you in ordering class rings. Various samples will be on display.

Phi Theta Kappa

If you are a member of PTK, please add your name to the list so the representative can add your name to the potential graduates. Also, you can request information on how to order your PTK tassel and stole.


A Balfour representative will be available to assist you in ordering class rings. Various samples will be on display.

Registrar’s Check-Out

If applicable, after you have received a check out star from each station, staff at this table will collect your card, any additional documents pertaining to graduation. 

Your participation is required and appreciated.