Mississippi College

The following items should be completed in preparation for graduation.

  1. Your Degree Application for August 2015 should be on file in the Registrar's Office.  In order to participate in the commencement exercise, you must apply no later than Friday, June 19, 2015.
  2. Order your Graduation Announcements so you can send them prior to graduation.  Contact Balfour at 1-866-225-3687 for more information.
  3. Order your class ring so you will have it by the time you graduate. (Please call the Alumni Office at 601.925.3252 if you have any questions.)
  4. Leave your senior class gift by contacting your class officers.
  5. Clear all accounts in the Business Office by July 29, 2015. You will not be able to receive your diploma or pick up your cap and gown unless your account is clear.
  6. Clear all accounts in the Library by July 29, 2015. You will not be able to pick up your cap and gown unless your account is clear.
  7. Make sure your guests know how to get to MC and remind them to arrive early!
  8. If your guests need handicap parking, make sure they have their State issued handicap plate or placard and come early to ensure up-front parking.
  9. Take care of local hotel reservations early if your family/guests need them. 
  10. Take care of any needed restaurant reservations appropriate for your commencement exercise needs.  For planning purposes, the commencement ceremony usually lasts 60 to 90 minutes, depending on the speakers and the number of graduates being recognized.
  11. Tell your guests to arrive early as parking and walking to the stadium will take some additional time because of the anticipated crowds.
  12. Pick up cap and gown in Moody Adams Field House.   Please check your commencement letter or the Important Dates & Times page for details.  All candidates are required to wear academic regalia. Any questions should be directed to Missa Turman at 601.925.3341.
  13. Complete an online informational survey for Career Services by visiting  http://mc-csm.symplicity.com/surveys/fds15 before you come to pick up your cap and gown.

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