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Graduation Events

Activities and Events for DECEMBER Commencement, 2014

Times, dates, location, and contact info for the following list of events is subject to change.

Grad Application Deadline for Fall/December 2014

WHEN: April 1, 2014 (official deadline)*
WHERE: Student Records Office
WHAT: If your name is not on the list of Graduation Candidates for December 2014, it could be that we're still awaiting your application. If so, please contact the Student Records Office as soon as possible.
CONTACT: Student Records Office, 726-2911
LINK: Application for Undergraduate Degree

*NOTE: Although official deadline is preferred, applications can/will be accepted after this date. Application required for undergraduates only.

Graduation Fair - Bulldog Blastoff!
WHEN: October 21, 2014 - 9:00am to 1:00pm and 4:00pm to 6:00pm (Tuesday)
WHERE: Pete Hanna Center
WHAT: Graduation candidates can order announcements, graduation rings, and will be measured for caps and gowns at this one-day fair.
CONTACT: Samford Bookstore, 726-2532
LINK: Campus Map (Pete Hanna Center is #25 on this map)
Deadline for Cap & Gown Measurement - All Ceremonies
WHEN: November 3, 2014 (Divinity); November 10 (All other students), by 4:00pm
WHERE: Samford Bookstore
WHAT: Deadline for cap and gown measurement for students in all commencement ceremonies.
CONTACT: Samford Bookstore, 726-2532
Deadline for Commencement Participation Exception
WHEN: November 28, Friday
WHERE: Student Records Office
WHAT: Deadline for letter addressed to the Registrar (Mr. Jay Flynn) documenting the reason you would like to be excused from the December Commencement ceremony.
CONTACT: Student Records Office, 800 Lakeshore Drive, Birmingham, AL 35226 | 205-726-2911 (phone)
Cap & Gown Pickup - Divinity Students
WHEN: December 2 & 3 (Tuesday and Wednesday, 8:00am to 4:00pm)
WHERE: Samford Bookstore
WHAT: Deadline to pickup caps and gowns for Divinity Commencement.
CONTACT: Samford Bookstore, 726-2532
Cap & Gown Pickup - All Other Students
WHEN: December 11 (Thursday, 10:00am to 6:00pm), December 12 (Friday, 10:00am to 5:00pm). The Bookstore will also be open on Saturday, December 13.
WHERE: Howard Room of the University Center
WHAT: Deadline to pickup caps and gowns for the main commencement ceremony.
CONTACT: Samford Bookstore, 726-2532
Commencement Ceremony - Divinity Students
WHEN: December 3, 2014, 11:00am (Wednesday)
WHERE: Andrew Gerow Hodges Chapel
WHAT: Commencement/consecration service should last approximately 1 and 1/2 hours (until 12:30). Procession details TBA.
CONTACT: Donna Harless in the Divinity School, 726-2893
LINK: Campus Map (Hodges Chapel is #10 on this map)
Commencement Ceremony - All Other Students
WHEN: December 13, 2014, at 10:00am (Saturday)
WHERE: Wright Center
WHAT: Graduation candidates should report at 9:00am to the Brock Recital Hall stage, with their cap and gown, to pick up their name cards. Students will then line up in Brock Recital Hall for academic procession into the Wright Center. The Commencement ceremony begins at 10:00am. Commencement should last approximately 1-1/2 to 2 hours.
LINK: Wright Center Map Close-Up (Wright Center is #6)
Cap & Gown Return - All Students
WHEN: After Commencement
WHERE: Brock Recital Hall
WHAT: Return of caps and gowns: Please return them to the Brock Recital Hall stage as soon as possible after Commencement.
CONTACT: Samford Bookstore, 726-2532
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