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Commencement

 

FALL COMMENCEMENT EXERCISES 2017

Friday, December 8th, 2017
Dunn-Oliver Acadome
3:00 p.m.

Speaker: Judge Shanta Owens 

Commencement Information


Welcome to Alabama State University’s commencement Web page, where students, parents, relatives and friends will find important information about ASU’s Fall Commencement ceremony.

Alabama State University will hold its 293rd Commencement Exercises on Friday, December 8th at 3:00 p.m.  (processional begins at 2:45 p.m.) at the Dunn-Oliver Acadome.


>> Graduation Candidates

If you are a graduation candidate, please review this page to learn more about important steps for graduation clearance and a full list of commencement events.


>> Family and Friends

If you are a family member or friend who will attend ASU’s Commencement Exercises, please review this page for directions, a list of hotel accommodations and commencement events and activities.


>> Important Documents and Information

Commencement at ASU is a time of great pride and tradition. We congratulate both our graduating students and their loved ones, and we look forward to celebrating this milestone occasion with you!

ALABAMA STATE UNIVERSITY
2016 FALL COMMENCEMENT EVENTS

Activity

Time

Date

Place

Final Examinations

 

Tuesday, November 21 and Wednesday, November 22

 

Faculty Submit Final Grades

 

Monday, November 27

Online

Academic Clearance Deadline

  Monday, May 1   


Academic Regalia Pick-up

12:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Tuesday, December 5
Wednesday, December 6
Thursday, December 7


University Bookstore

Alumni Orientation/Brunch

10:00 a.m.

Thursday, December 7

Acadome Banquet Room

Commencement Rehearsal

5:00 p.m.

Thursday, December 7

Acadome Arena

President’s Reception

6:00 p.m.

Thursday, December 7

Acadome Concourse

Commencement Exercises

 3:00 p.m.

Friday, December 8

Acadome Arena

 

IMPORTANT NUMBERS

Office

Telephone # 

Alumni Relations

(334) 229-4280

Career Services

(334) 229-4156

Cashier’s Office

(334) 229-4197

Financial Aid Office

(334) 229-4323

Harold Lloyd Murphy Graduate School

(334) 229-4275

Housing Office

(334) 229-4357

Library

(334) 229-4106

Post Office

(334) 229-4481

Records and Registration

(334) 229-4243

Student Accounts

(334) 229-4218

Student Affairs

(334) 229-4241

Teacher Certification Office

(334) 229-4271

University Bookstore

(334) 229-4143

University Operator

(334) 229-4100

 

IMPORTANT STEPS FOR GRADUATION CLEARANCE

 

STEP I

CASHIER CLEARANCE

 

Candidates must report to the Cashier’s Window to pay any outstanding balances. (Cashier’s Office closes daily at 4:45 p.m.) You may complete this step at any time prior to Friday, December 1, 2017.

STEP II

FINANCIAL AID OFFICE CLEARANCE

 

Candidates who did not receive loans or Teach Grant funds can skip this step. You will automatically be cleared by the Financial Aid Office.

Candidates who received Direct Subsidized/Unsubsidized Loans and are graduating Fall 2017 must follow the steps below to complete an Exit Counseling session:

  1. Log onto www.studentloans.gov
  2. Sign in
  3. Select: Complete Counseling
  4. Select: Exit Counseling
  5. Complete the entire session and submit electronically

Candidates who received Federal Perkins Loans will also have to complete the Perkins Exit Counseling session. You will receive your pin/password via email from ECSI (check spam mail). Follow the steps below:

  1. Log onto ecsi.net
  2. Select: Manage Your Student Loan Account
  3. Enter the School Code: KD
  4. Enter your Account Number (your Account Number is your Social Security Number)
  5. Enter your Pin/Password
  6. Select: LOG IN
  7. Select the account tab, then select Exit Interview
  8. Complete the entire session and submit electronically

Candiates who received Federal Teach Grant funds must log onto www.nslds.ed.gov to complete the Teach Grant Exit Counseling and submit it electronically.

You will be cleared by the Financial Aid office after we receive the electronic confirmation that you have successfully completed the Exit Counseling Session(s).

You may complete this step at any time prior to December 4, 2017. Please contact the Office of Financial Aid if you have questions pertaining to this step at (334) 229-4826 (Federal Perkins Loans) or (334) 229-4825 (Federal Direct.

 

THE CASHIER AND FINANCIAL AID CLEARANCE MUST BE COMPLETED BEFORE THE CAP AND GOWN AND NAME CARDS WILL BE RELEASED. YOU CAN PICK-UP YOUR CARDS FROM STUDENT ACCOUNTS BEGINNING TUESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2017 AT NOON. THE OFFICE CLOSES DAILY AT 5 P.M. WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 6TH AND THURSDAY, DECEMBER 7TH YOU MAY PICK UP YOUR CARDS FROM 8:30 A.M. TO 5 P.M. YOU MUST HAVE A PICTURE ID.

 

You must have the original NAME CARD to present to the Commencement Reader as you cross the stage during the ceremony.

 

STEP III

CAP AND GOWN PICK-UP

 

You may pick up your Cap and Gown at the University Bookstore.  Caps and Gowns will be issued only to candidates who have been cleared by the Office of Student Accounts. THE CAP AND GOWN CARD AND A PICTURE I.D. ARE REQUIRED TO PICK UP YOUR REGALIA.  Please make sure that you check that you have the appropriate robe, cap, tassel, and/or hood.

 

 

The schedule for issuance of caps and gowns is as follows: 

 
Tuesday, December 5, 2017 – 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
 
YOU MUST PICK-UP YOUR REGALIA BY 5:00 P.M. ON THURSDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2017.

STEP IV

PICKING UP YOUR DIPLOMA

 


After the conclusion of the Commencement Ceremony, graduates should report to the Office of Records and Registration in the Garrick Hardy Student Center. You will be asked to line up according to your last name. You are to present your picture ID card (driver’s license or ASU ID card) to the Office of Records and Registration personnel at the table who will verify your name on their graduation clearance list. Once cleared, you will be given an envelope containing your diploma.

Please Note: The Diploma Station will open IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING the Commencement recessional. Also, the station will only be open for ONE HOUR after the recessional.

 

Guest Overflow

The guest overflow will be located in the Ralph D. Abernathy Hall auditorium, where there will be live streaming of the Commencement Exercises.

Rehearsal Announcement

After rehearsal on Friday, each graduate is welcome to invite three guests to the President's Reception, which will be held at
6 p.m. at the Dunn-Oliver Acadome concourse.

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