Spring Commencement - Page 2, Need to Know

On Page 1: Commencement Speaker,  Graduate Dinner, Graduate Walk

On this page: Schedule of Events, Academic Regalia, Degrees - Diplomas - Transcripts, Graduation Checklist

On Page 3:  Photography, Video Orders, Exit Strategy, Dressing for Commencement


Schedule of Events



 Friday, December 16th  

1:15 pm - BA, BFA, BM, BS, BSBA candidates for graduation report to Davenport Student Commons.
2:00 pm - Graduation Commencement Ceremony for BA, BFA, BM, BS, BSBA degrees, Ransdell Chapel
3:15 pm - Associate, BSN, BSW, Master degree candidates for graduation report to Davenport Student Commons

4:00 pm - Graduation Commencement Ceremony for Associate, BSN, BSW, Master degrees, Ransdell Chapel


Academic Regalia (Caps, Gowns, and Hoods)

The CU/Barnes & Noble Bookstore will order quantities of caps and gowns in all sizes. Master’s hoods are ordered based on information submitted by Student Records.

Students who wish to order graduation announcements and other accessories may pick up a packet of materials provided by Herff Jones or look to other vendors or even print their own. Class ring information is included in the material. Packets are available in the Bookstore.

Costs for the cap, gown and hood are included in the $100 graduation fee charged to each candidate. All other items are extra and must be directly purchased by the student.

Graduates may pick up their regalia CU Barnes & Noble Bookstore during normal business hours, once they are available.  We will notify you when they are ready.  Caps and Gowns can also be mailed to you, please contact the bookstore for mailings.

Degrees, Diplomas, and Transcripts

The Office of Student Records is required to verify that all degree requirements are met before posting degrees and issuing diplomas. This means your diploma will not be in your folder at commencement.

Degree verification is a lengthy process. If all requirements are met, you should receive your diploma in about eight weeks.

When you need an official transcript, you must submit a written request. An order form is available.You can do so in person, or fax it to 270.789.5362, or mail it to: UPO 789, Campbellsville, KY, 42718. The request must include your printed name, signature, address, and Social Security number. Indicate where you want the transcript sent. Official transcripts are $6.00. You may send payment to the address above or pay by phone with a credit card by calling 270.789.5233.

Transcript requests can take up to seven days to fulfill, so plan ahead. Also note that CU does not fax transcripts.

Graduation Checklist

Here is a copy of the Graduation Checklist provided to students on TigerNET. It contains both academic and non-academic steps that students need to do before graduation.

Students who plan to complete requirements for graduation in May 2016, August 2016, and December 2016 must file an Application for Graduation with the Office of Student Records in order to generate a Graduation Application Progress Profile (GAPP). The application can be found on the forms page.

Submission of the Graduation Application generates a $100.00 graduation fee charged to the student's account during the term of graduation.

  • Meet degree requirements as listed in the University catalog - graduate with at least the minimum number of credit hours required by your program of study and have a 2.0 overall GPA.
  • Students who have taken courses at other institutions should confirm with Student Records that official transcripts have been received.
  • Pick up caps, gowns, robes, tassels, etc. no later than the week of April 26 for Spring Commencement from the CU/Barnes & Noble Bookstore. Masters candidates will need to secure the appropriate hood as well.
  • Take any and all exams required by your college or school. (PRAXIS for students in Teacher Education.)
  • Pay all student accounts including parking and library fines and the graduation fee.
  • Return all library materials.
  • Reserve any special services for disabled graduates or guests by calling Jennifer Lauer at 270.789.5150.
  • Complete exit interviews with Business Services and/or Financial Aid if any type of federal grants or loans were received.

Candidates are encouraged to review the requirements for graduation found in the Bulletin-Catalog.

This checklist is general in nature and is intended to serve as a guide for students. A formal and official list of remaining requirements is provided in the Graduation Application Progress Profile (GAPP) that each student receives upon submission of the graduation application.