Important Graduation Details
1. You were asked to verify your name during the graduation application process. If you requested a name change involving the last name, you must submit documentation to the Registrar Services in order for the change to be complete. This must be done by Thursday, October 17, 2013. Once the diplomas have been ordered, there will be a $35 charge to reorder a diploma due to a name change.
2. Click here for more information to order your cap, gown, and tassel. You are responsible for procuring your academic regalia.
3. If you are unable to attend the ceremony, click here for information about being excused.
4. The commencement ceremony will take place on Monday, December 16, 2013 at:
*10:00 a.m.: All Graduate Programs including Godbold School of Business, M. Christopher White School of Divinity, School of Education, School of Nursing, and School of Psychology.
* 3:00 p.m.: All Undergraduate Programs including Traditional, GOAL, and BSN.
Location and Arrival
Assemble 1 ½ hours prior to your commencement time.
For the 10:00 a.m.: Arrive at 8:30 a.m. in Dover Theatre in the Lutz-Yelton Convocation Center.
For the 3:00 p.m.: Arrive at 1:30 p.m. in Blanton Auditorium in Hamrick Hall.
Please arrive by your designated time in order to take care of last minute details and to lineup. Click here for additional information including dress code, pictures/videos, etc.
Important Policies for Undergraduates Concerning Graduation
For a student completing degree requirements in August, a preliminary audit has been completed. The final audit is not complete until all degree requirements are met and final grades are entered in August. Students are responsible for meeting all degree requirements.
- Major requirements with “C” or better in each major course
- 128 total hours academic credit
- A minimum 2.0 Gardner-Webb GPA (transfer students must complete 64 senior college hours.)
- Courses count for credit only once (considerable effort is made to code courses that are repeated; please check with the Registrar Services if there is a question).
- Transient Credit that is outstanding must have an official transcript to the Registrar Services by noon December 11, 2013.
- Incomplete grades from a previous semester must also be completed and grades submitted by mid-term (All grade changes, once processed, are available for viewing via the online transcript as soon as changes are made by the Registrar Services).