Calling all January, May and August 2013 graduates!
The WCSU Alumni Association will host a:
Thursday, May 2, 2013
3 to 7 p.m.
Warner Hall, WCSU Midtown campus
After what has seemed like endless treks to the classroom, dining hall, residence hall, library and labs … the end is finally in sight. Once past these last few weeks of final papers and exams, only one thing remains: graduation! Grad Salute is an opportunity for graduating undergraduate and graduate students to finalize their Commencement needs in one stop. Representatives will be on hand to assist students in making final graduation preparations including:
Complimentary food will be available for all graduating students. Plus, enter the free Grad Salute raffle for awesome prizes including custom WCSU diploma frames and desk accessories, gift certificates and WCSU apparel.
Questions? Please contact Alumni Director Tammy Hammershoy at email@example.com or call the Alumni Office at (203) 837-8298.
Grad Salute FAQs
Q. How long does it take to walk through Grad Salute?
A. It can be a quick stop or you can take your time. It is up to you.
Q. Are credit cards accepted as a form of payment?
A. All vendors accept credit cards as a form of payment.
Q. Do the vendors accept personal checks as a form of
A. Yes they do; however, we have various vendors for each item so you will need to bring more than one check with you.
When are senior portraits?
A. Senior Portraits will be taken February 25 – 27. Details can be found in the email sent to all eligible graduating students or visit http://www.thorntonstudio.com/ (use password: WCSU).
Q. What should I wear for my portrait session?
A. Be clean and presentable. Nice attire is advised. Caps and gowns will be available for graduation portraits.
Q. Where can I purchase my graduation portraits?
A. Graduation portrait proofs will be available a few weeks after the photos are taken.
Q. Who can attend Grad Salute?
A. Grad Salute is for WCSU undergraduate and graduate students graduating in January, May and August 2013 who are eligible to walk in May. Contact the Registrar’s Office or Graduate Office for eligibility.
Q. What is the academic regalia order deadline?
A. Academic regalia consists of cap, gown, hood and tassel. Regalia must be ordered by April 12 in order to pick up your items at the Grad Salute on May 2. Any orders taken between April 13 to May 2 may be picked up on the alternate cap and gown distribution date taking place on May 10 from 3 to 6 p.m. in the Westside Campus Center Loft. Preordering is important so that we can order the correct regalia for you. The cap and gown vendor will be on campus on May 10 to assist students who have not pre-ordered regalia, but stock is limited.
Q. What are the
requirements for honors cords?
A. Graduation honors for the baccalaureate degree recognize high academic achievement at at WCSU as demonstrated by the following cumulative grade-point averages:
January graduates and May candidates for Graduation Honors, who will be recognized at the May Commencement ceremonies, are identified at the conclusion of the January Intersession semester preceding graduation. Students who have earned a minimum of 45 credits toward their graduation requirements in residence at WCSU with a cumulative earned GPA of at least 3.50 are considered to be Graduation Honors candidates eligible for recognition at the May Commencement. Candidacy for May Graduation Honors does not guarantee the award of Graduation Honors upon completion of degree requirements. Graduation honors, which appear on the transcript and on an honor’s certificate, will be awarded only to students who complete their graduation requirements with a minimum of 45 credits in residence at WCSU and have a cumulative earned grade-point average of at least 3.50. The residency requirement for honors may not be waived. Students with questions regarding academic honors should consult the Academic Dean of their major.
Undergraduate honors cords are provided by the Registrar's Office and are based off of the last overall GPA recorded not including the current semester. They are distributed by the Registrar's Office prior to graduation. If you have any questions about your eligibility or when/how to obtain honors cords, contact the Registrar's Office directly at (203) 837-9200.
Q. What if I cannot attend Grad Salute?
A. We encourage all graduating students to attend Grad Salute. However, if it is impossible for you to attend, you will need to obtain your graduation items on your own from each individual vendor: