Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Friday, June 13, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. to approximately 8:30 p.m.

Eligible graduating students will receive six guest tickets. Unfortunately, due to limited space, we have limited seating. All children must have tickets. There will be a live closed circuit telecast of the commencement ceremony in the Hales Center for Performing Arts for those members of your group who can't be seated in Prosper Hall.

Families with small children who wish to watch the ceremony can now do so in the comfort of their homes at our website Childcare is not provided.

Students who plan to meet their degree requirements in the following summer and/or fall term, may participate in commencement. To determine your eligibility for participation, you must file for graduation at the Student First Stop Center.

A graduate is allowed to participate in commencement for each degree or certificate earned. Students may only participate in the commencement year which they listed on the original Graduation Application. If you earn a second degree/certificate in future years, you may participate in commencement for the second degree/certificate.

Yes, if you complete the Graduation Application on time and mark that you wish to be listed in the program and newspaper.

Yes, the recipients of each degree are asked to stand as a group and each name will be announced.

Yes, the various processions and seating of graduates and faculty in their colorful attire are highlights of the commencement exercises. To participate in this memorable event, you must be robed. For information on how to obtain the cap and gown, please consult Southwestern's website or call the College's bookstore (541) 888-7264 or (800) 962-2838, ext. 7264.

Diplomas will be processed once all grades are confirmed and accounts are paid in full. You will receive your diploma 6-8 weeks after all grades are submitted, all accounts are paid in full and holds are taken care of.

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