This information is provided so that you and your graduate have a great Commencement experience.
The University wants to ensure that commencement is a dignified academic ceremony enjoyed by both the graduates and guests.
Please refrain from yelling, shouting, or whistling until all graduates have been individually acknowledged on stage.
NO BULLHORNS ALLOWED.
All guests must have tickets to be seated (including children 2 years and older)
Infants and toddlers may be seated in the lap
Children may not sit with graduates
A family friendly seating area will be available to guests with children
Doors open at 8:30 am or 3:00 pm respectively
If you or your guests require special services, please contact Robin Sweeney, Disability Services at 708.235.3968 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saving seats is not permitted
Seats are not guaranteed for late arrivals
Admission will be temporarily suspended at 9:50 am and 4:25 pm respectively in preparation for the procession of graduates.
Remain in seats for the entire commencement ceremony
No balloons or large gifts are allowed in the convention center.
No photographs or videotaping in the front, side or middle aisles.
A live webcast will be available through GSU's website on Commencement day.
Cell phones should be turned off and remain off during the ceremony.
NO BACKPACKS, NO CONCEALED WEAPONS AND NO FIREARMS ARE ALLOWED IN THE CONVENTION CENTER OR HOTEL.
COMMENCEMENT DAY SPECIALS
GSU Bookstore will be selling clothing apparel and gifts on commencement day by the South entrance. In honor of graduation, new graduates and guests will receive a 10% discount.
Commencement Group will be makingvariety of fresh cut, flowers available for guests to purchase between the West and South Entrances. All flowers will be offered in a variety of colors as half dozen or full dozen; They will also be hand wrapped on location with baby’s breath and greens with a choice of custom school colored bow; Flowers are to be given to graduates AFTER the ceremony is complete. Floral bouquets may be purchased online at www.thecommencementgroup.com
Grad Images will be taking professional portraits and orders in the Bremen Room. Portraits and photos may be purchased online at www.gradimages.com
TGS Video will accept orders for the Commencement DVD at the West and South Entrances. You may place your order online as well at www.tgsvideo.com