Congratulations on your upcoming graduation from Ferris State University! We invite you to participate in the Spring 2013 Commencement ceremony honoring your achievements and the successful completion of degree requirements.
You may attend the ceremony at Big Rapids on May 10 or 11, 2013, or you may choose to attend the ceremony in Traverse City instead of the Big Rapids ceremony.
Commencement in Traverse City takes place in conjunction with Northwestern Michigan College. This year the event will be on:
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Traverse City Central High School Gymnasium
1150 Milliken Drive, Traverse City, MI
Graduates who plan to attend the ceremony must RSVP no later than April 5, 2013, by calling the Traverse City office at (231) 995-1734 or (866) 857-1954.
Seating in the gymnasium is not reserved. All seats are available on a first-come basis to families and guests of graduates. Detailed maps are included in the graduation packet that is mailed out in March to each graduate. Please direct any questions you might have to Ronda Grindel by calling (231) 995-1738 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Caps and Gowns
All graduates walking in the ceremony must wear the traditional black cap and gown. An order form for your cap and gown is included in the graduation packet that you will receive in March. By filling out this form you will save shipping costs and have your regalia be available for you at the Traverse City office. Return the form to the office by April 5, 2013.
You also have the option of purchasing your regalia directly from the Lundberg bookstore in Big Rapids by Friday, May 3, 2013. More information regarding ordering your caps, gowns and announcements is available on the commencement website. Honor cords will be supplied by Ferris State University and do not need to be ordered. If you are a master's student and want to wear the hood, you will have to contact the Lundberg bookstore in Big Rapids.
Diplomas will be mailed to you by your dean's office approximately 6 to 8 weeks after completion of degree requirements.
Both standard and personalized graduation announcements may be purchased at the Grad Fair or through the Lundberg bookstore. The bookstore may be contacted by calling (231) 591-2607. Please allow at least two weeks for personalized announcements.
Grand Breakfast Buffet: Saturday Morning Before the Ceremony
Saturday, May 4, 2013
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