Countdown to Commencement is March 11-12 at Marshall University

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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. - Marshall University will conduct its semi-annual Countdown to Commencement Tuesday and Wednesday, March 11 and 12, in the Memorial Student Center's Don Morris Room on the Huntington campus.

The purpose of Countdown to Commencement is to assist those participating in this year's spring commencements, set for 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, May 10. The early ceremony will be to honor associate and bachelor's degree candidates. Master's and Doctoral degree candidates will be honored in the second ceremony.

Countdown to Commencement is designed to assist graduates in communicating with campus administrative offices in a central location.

"As always, we encourage everyone who plans to take part in spring commencement to stop by the Don Morris Room on March 11th or 12th," said Registrar Roberta Ferguson. "Because everything is in a central location, 'Countdown' saves them a lot of running as they take care of pre-commencement responsibilities. This event is getting more popular every year."

Countdown to Commencement is from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days.

The following services will be available at Countdown to Commencement:

Registrar's Office - Students can verify graduation status, name format, and address for mailing diploma; confirm commencement participation; obtain commencement instructions; receive recognition cords for military service or ROTC; pick up honor cords and tassels (if graduating with academic honors); and have an opportunity to ask any questions related to commencement.

Marshall University Bookstore - Students can be measured for and purchase their caps and gowns, as well as purchase tassels, diploma frames, class rings and much more.

Jostens - Students can purchase their Marshall University Class of 2014 rings. Ring packages start at $238.90. Packages include a custom ring, wooden display box and a 10-year extended warranty. Also, students can order graduation announcements.

GradImages - Cap and Gown portraits will be taken. There is no sitting fee, no obligation to purchase and free proofs will be available within 24 hours of the sitting.

Framing Success - Diploma frames will be available for purchase.

Graduate College - A graduate admission counselor will be available to discuss graduate programs and assist with the admission process.

Career Services - Students are encouraged to let the Career Center know their post-graduation plans so it can help them along their career paths. Students may stop by the Career Services table to register for JOBTRAX (online job search assistance). Information and support will be available on job-related questions, resume assistance, interview skills and much more.

Office of the Bursar - Students may talk with staff about anything concerning their student accounts, holds, account balances and loan exit counseling materials.

Financial Aid - Students may pick up information about upcoming financial aid workshops in which they may learn about default prevention, debt management, loan repayment, loan consolidation and loan forgiveness/cancellation programs. They also will have the opportunity to complete their loan exit counseling.

Campus ID Office - Issues regarding students' HigherOne accounts or Points accounts may be resolved.

Alumni Relations - Students can learn about the benefits of a Marshall University Alumni Association membership.

Center for African American Students - All African and African American graduates are encouraged to stop by for information and to enroll for purposes of participating in the historical Donning of Kente celebration.

For more information, contact the Office of the Registrar at 304-696-6410
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