Frequently Asked Questions
How many guest tickets will each graduate receive?
Each graduate will receive 5 guest tickets. Tickets will
be distributed with caps and gowns at the Graduation Pick-Up
Fair at the Bookstore, April 15 - April 19.
QUESTION: As a guest, can I obtain a ticket directly?
ANSWER: No, tickets are issued to graduating students
only. It is up to each student to invite his or her guests.
QUESTION: Who needs a ticket
go get into the ceremony?
ANSWER: All guests entering the Civic Center
will need a ticket. Children of all ages
require a ticket, including babies and young children. Graduates
do not need a ticket.
QUESTION: I have guests who can't
make it that day. Are there options for them?
Commencement ceremony will be webcast so that family and friends
may enjoy the celebration, even if they cannot attend the
ceremony. On Commencement Day, look for
the link on SU's home page. The link will be activated
just before the ceremony begins.
QUESTION: I lost my cap/gown/tassel/academic
ANSWER: Contact the SU Bookstore. On the day of
commencement, Bookstore personnel will be available in the Civic Center to
assist with such issues.
QUESTION: How is the senior commencement speaker
are eligible to apply if they:
with University Honors;
have a GPA of 3.5
- have completed or will complete by the end
of the semester at least 56 semester hours at SU, of
which at least 30 semester hours are in 300- or 400-level
courses with grades of A,B, or C;
are receiving an undergraduate
Members of the Commencement Committee review and select a
commencement speaker based on speech submissions.
QUESTION: What time do we have to be at the Civic
ANSWER: Graduates should report no later than
9 AM for the 10 AM ceremony, and 1:30 PM for
the 2:30 PM ceremony. Be
prepared to remain in the Civic Center once you enter. Do not
bring personal belongings. Airhorns, balloons
and banners are not permitted.
QUESTION: When will the ceremony finish?
graduation ceremony typically lasts approximately two hours.
QUESTION: Where is the Civic Center?
ANSWER: The Civic Center is located at
500 Glen Avenue, Salisbury, MD 21804.
QUESTION: How can I order pictures?
ANSWER: Grad Images (www.gradimages.com;
800-261-2576) will send
ordering info to each graduate at their home address soon after
graduation with a proof and instructions on ordering. Grad
takes photos of the graduates as they are receiving their
QUESTION: I applied for graduation but I don’t know if
I am eligible or have met all of the requirements. OR How do I
know if I will be graduating with honors?
ANSWER: Information about eligibility to graduate or
honors is obtained from the Registrar’s office at
QUESTION: I am not on campus because of an internship or study abroad. How can I
take care of my cap/gown/ticket pickup (or ordering)?
ANSWER: Contact the SU Bookstore:
Debbie Johnson at
email@example.com to make
QUESTION: What is the dress code for guests?
ANSWER: Dressy but not formal is suggested. However, a
wide range of attire can be seen at most ceremonies.
QUESTION: Can I videotape the ceremony?
ANSWER: Guests may videotape or photograph the ceremony
from their seats only.
QUESTION: How is the date for commencement selected?
ANSWER: The Commencement ceremony is on the day
immediately following the last day of final exams with some
other considerations, including but not limited to, holidays and
QUESTION: I don’t see my question here.
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