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 register with Disability Services at 708.235.3968 or firstname.lastname@example.org Friday, May 10, 2019
Saving seats is not permitted
Seats are not guaranteed for late arrivals
Admission will be temporarily suspended at 9:55 am and 4:25 pm respectively in preparation for the procession of graduates
Remain seated for the entire commencement ceremony
Balloons or large gifts ARE NOT allowed in the convention center
Photography or videotaping ARE NOT allowed 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, CONCEALED WEAPONS AND FIREARMS ARE ALLOWED IN THE CONVENTION CENTER OR HOTEL
COMMENCEMENT DAY SPECIALS
Jostens not only provides the cap, gown, and/or hood, they also offer other wonderful graduation gifts that will help you celebrate the moments you'll treasure for a lifetime. They offer; rings, announcements, fine jewelry, Uplomas and so much more! Visit www.jostens.com for more information.
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.
LifeTouch Special Events will be on hand at the Doctoral Hooding Ceremony as well as Commencement Day. Their event-certified professional photographers will capture memories that will last a lifetime. You will be able to order your photographs online after commencement by visiting: www.lifetouch.com
The Commencement Group will have a variety of fresh cut floral bouquets, graduation teddy bears, t-shirts and kukui nut leis available for guests to purchase between the West and South Entrances. All floral bouquets will be offered in a variety of colors as half or full dozen; They will also be hand wrapped on location with baby’s breath and greens with a choice of a custom school colored bow; Floral bouquets are to be given to graduates AFTER the ceremony is complete. Floral bouquets may also be purchased online at www.thecommencementgroup.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