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Convocation

Honors and Recognition Ceremony

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

CAP & GOWN PACKAGES

 

All packages include the necessary regalia to participate in the Commencement Ceremonies. Individual items may be purchased if a student desires a souvenir or replacement item. Previous semester graduates may purchase packages by clicking (here). (Link will be active mid-February to commencements)

 

If you ordered a cap and gown package through the Spring graduation application, you do NOT need to order from this page. Cap and gown packages include all necessary regalia. Individual items may be purchased from the linked site as additional souvenirs or as replacement items.

 

*Please note that gowns feature distinct styles for Associate/Bachelor, Master, and Doctoral degrees. A Bachelor gown may not be worn at the graduate/masters ceremony.


ORDERING - FAQ

 

How do I go about ordering my cap & gown?

➢ If you applied for spring graduation, you were instructed to order your cap & gown during the application process. If you applied for graduation during a different semester, or if you did not order your cap & gown when you filled out the summer or fall graduation application, you will need to place your order via the “Student Full Packages” web page by clicking (here).

 

 I just need a cap/tassel/hood. How do I order an individual item?

➢ Click (here) to visit the cashnet web site and select “Student Individual Pieces" where you can choose the item or items you need.

 

I have a cap and gown from my high school/undergraduate/masters graduation - can I just wear that?

➢ The cap and gown fabric and shade of black are specific to OHIO University, so you may not wear regalia from a graduation ceremony at another institution. Also, the gown style is different for each level of degree earned (undergraduate, masters, doctoral), so you will need to order the appropriate cap & gown associated with your degree.

 

Does my order include the tassel and/or hood, or do I have to order those separately?

➢ Your package includes a cap, gown, tassel. You do not need to order a tassel separately. 

 

What if I am earning two degrees and want a tassel for both degrees? 

(Applies only to undergraduate students)

➢ You will need to place a separate order for a second tassel. The cap & gown package includes only one tassel, even if you are earning two degrees; however, be sure to verify the tassel color associated with each degree as some degrees within the same college have the same tassel color.

 

Why isn’t there a charge for my cap & gown order on my e-bill?

If you placed your order through our Cashnet site you were instructed to pay with a credit or debit card, so your student account will not be billed. If you ordered through the spring graduation application your bill should show a total of the $50 graduation fee as well as the package price for the regalia needed for the ceremony. E- Bills do not provide an itemized list for the purchase.

 


PICK UP - FAQ

 

When and where do I pick up my cap & gown order?

➢ Pick-ups will take place at graduation rehearsal which is Thursday, May 2nd at 2:00 PM in the Fitness Center.

 

Can my order be mailed to me?

➢ At this time, it is not feasible for us to ship cap & gown orders to their recipients.

 

Can a friend pick up my package for me?

➢  Yes – he or she will just need a valid driver’s license or student ID so that our staff can keep track of who picked up your cap & gown.

 


REFUNDS & EXCHANGES - FAQ

 

Something came up & I no longer plan to walk at the ceremony - can I get a refund for my cap & gown?

➢ Unfortunately, we do not issue refunds for cap & gown sales. This is listed in the graduation application and on our web site.


HONOR CORDS - FAQ

 

I think I’m eligible for honor cords - how do I get them?

➢ Honor cord eligibility is determined by the Registrar’s Office and is based on the previous semester’s accumulative grade point average (AGPA) for your bachelor degrees.

➢ 3.500 to 3.749, Cum Laude receives bronze honor cords

➢ 3.750 to 3.899, Magna Cum Laude receives silver honor cords

➢ 3.900 to 4.00, Summa Cum Laude receives gold honor cords

 

You will be issued your honor cords when you pick up your cap & gown at rehearsal on Thursday, May 2nd, 2019 at 2:00 pm in the Fitness Center.


CEREMONY - FAQ

 

When is the ceremony?

➢ Friday, May 3, 2019

 

What time does the ceremony begin?

➢ 7:00 PM

 

Where is the ceremony?

➢ Health and Physical Education Center (Fitness Center)

 

Graduates arrival time and place?

➢ Fitness Center at 6:30 pm. Graduates will assemble on the second floor mezzanine area. 

 

Will pictures be taken during the ceremony?

➢ We will have a professional photographer available to take your picture prior to the ceremony on the second floor mezzanine area, and the cost is $20.

 

Is there a guest limit?

➢ There is no guest limit not but please register for the event with the number of guests that will be attending, including yourself.

 

Are tickets needed for the ceremony?

➢ No, but you need to register for the event so we can have an accurate count for programs.

 

Are there handicapped accessible accommodations?

 Yes, there are ramps and special seating sections. Please indicate on the registration form what accommodat

 

Is the ceremony air conditioned?

➢ Yes.

 

 How long does the ceremony last?

➢  The ceremony will last approximately 1-1⁄2 hours.

 

How do I get on the graduation recognition ceremony list?

Register here by filling out the online form.

 

Where do we park?

➢ You can park in any of the parking lots on campus, and there is no charge for parking. Handicap parking will be available in the lots closest to the Health and Physical Education Center.

 

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:

Lori Poch

Student Services

740-699-2354

poch@ohio.edu