Preparing for Graduation Checklist
Preparing for Graduation Checklist.
Cap & Gown Information
Visit the Herff-Jones website and order your cap and gown on-line. The deadline to order is March 6, 2015.
Caps and gowns will be distributed in the JFK Lounge on the following dates:
- April 13 from 12 p.m.—5 p.m.
- April 14 from 11 a.m.—3 p.m.
After the above distribution dates, caps and gowns may be picked up on the following dates:
- Daily Monday—Friday 8 a.m.—3:30 p.m. (Mail Services in the JFK Center)
- Saturday, May 9—8 a.m.—11:30 a.m. (Mail Services in the JFK Center)
- Sunday, May 10—8:30 a.m.—2 p.m. (Stokes Athletics Center)
The cost of your cap and gown is included in the graduation fee that will be billed to your student account by the Business Office.
Other important dates
- April 13 - Ticket sales begin for the Undergraduate Dinner and Graduate Reception - Business Office, Scotus Hall - Please contact Tina Wood (814-472-3007)
- April 28 - President’s Awards Convocation - JFK Auditorium 7 p.m.
- April 30 - Last Day to purchase Undergraduate Dinner and Graduate Reception tickets - Business Office, Scotus Hall - Please contact Tina Wood (814-472-3007)
Personalized announcement packages may be purchased through Herff-Jones. Announcements will arrive personalized with your name, degree, major and commencement date information. The Saint Francis University Bookstore carries general announcement packets for students who prefer a simpler option.
Parking for Commencement is available in the commuter parking lot adjacent to the Stokes Athletics Center and in the parking lot adjacent to the John F. Kennedy Student Center. Those who have difficulty walking or who use a wheelchair may be dropped off near the main entrance. University police officers will be stationed near the Stokes Athletics Center to provide directions. If you have questions in the weeks before Commencement regarding special parking needs, please contact University Police at (814) 472-3360.
Directions to campus.
For those interested in arranging overnight accommodations in the local area, a list of area hotels and motels is available.
During the Commencement exercises, Roles Lifetouch Photography Studio will photograph each graduate as they receive their diploma. The photography studio will mail information about the handshake photos to parents prior to Commencement; proofs and order forms will be mailed after graduation.
Photo opportunities will be available in the JFK Auditorium following the Graduate Ceremony, and on the Commencement stage in DeGol Arena following the Undergraduate ceremony. LifeTouch photographers will also be available to take posed pictures of graduates in the JFK Auditorium following the Graduate and Undergraduate ceremonies.
Saint Francis aims to ensure that all guests enjoy an accessible commencement. Wheelchair reservations, requests for interpreters, and all other accessibility requests can be made by contacting April Fry at (814) 472-3176 or firstname.lastname@example.org
A final schedule of all University services (John F. Kennedy Student Center hours, Saint Francis University Bookstore hours, and Torvian Cafe and Frankie's hours) will be available at the Information Desk in the upper level of the John F. Kennedy Student Center during Commencement Weekend. If you have any questions regarding Commencement weekend activities, please contact 814-472-3005. Congratulations to you and your families. Enjoy the weekend!