What is Graduation Prep Day? Is it mandatory?

Graduation Prep Day is a one stop shop to meet all your Graduation needs and also to receive important information regarding the ceremony. Typically, the event lasts for approximately six hours. You may stay for however long you’d like, but you are not required to stay the entire time. All graduates are strongly encouraged to attend, as it is your opportunity to select the size for your cap and gown, verify the name on your diploma and your address with the Registrar, take professional Graduation photos, and order announcements.

Campus offices that are typically in attendance include the Registrar, Career Services, the Alumni Association, and the Office of Financial Aid. Campus Federal Credit Union, one of the University's community partners, has also attended the in past semesters.

Is it required to attend Graduation Prep Day from start to finish?

The event typically lasts for 5-6 hours. Graduates are not required to attend the event the entire time, but are definitely encouraged to visit as many stations as possible.

What do I need to bring with me to Graduation Prep Day?

If you choose to order Graduation announcements on this day, be prepared to pay in full. Balfour accepts credit card payments only.

If you plan to take Graduation photos, please come prepared as far as hair and makeup, if you so choose. The University will provide sample regalia for each student to wear over his or her clothes for the photos.

All other Graduation information and materials will be given to you upon arrival.

What is the expected attire for Graduation Prep Day?

There is no expected attire for this event. If you will be taking Graduation photos, please come prepared as far as hair and makeup, if you so choose.

Can I order Graduation pictures at Graduation Prep Day?

Yes, Barclell Studio will be in attendance at Prep Day to take an official portrait of each graduate, if you so choose.

If you choose not to take photos on this day, you can schedule an individual appointment with their studio. Check your FranU email for more information.

Can I order Graduation announcements at Graduation Prep Day?

Yes, representatives from Balfour will be in attendance to assist students with ordering announcements. Please note that Balfour accepts credit card payments only.