Preparing for Commencement
Grad Finale will be held for December graduates in Labry Hall, Tuesday, November 9th, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. You are strongly encouraged to attend this event! It is come and go and should only take about 15-25 minutes. If you are unable to attend in person you must complete the following links prior to March 1st.
Grad Finale for May and August Graduates will be Tuesday, February 8th, 12:00 noon – 5:00 pm in Baird Chapel of Memorial Hall.
Photo Opportunity – (February 8th Grad Finale day only) – $10 (cash, paypal, venmo) to own one image with standard editing. Don’t forget your accessories such as blouses, pearls, button up shirts, or ties to look picture perfect! Trust us, your family will love the gift and you can use it with your graduation announcements also. We provide the cap & gowns and hoods.
Jostens Cap/Gown Order – Submit measurements (height and approximate weight) at www.jostens.com to order your cap and gown. You must complete the checkout process until you receive a confirmation number. There is not a charge from Josten’s, the cost is covered by your graduation fee.
Jostens Class Rings, Jewelry & Diploma Frames – Shop at Josten’s online. A Jostens representative will be on campus for custom class rings, invitation orders and diploma frames.
Financial Services – The United States Department of Education requires a financial aid exit counseling for any student who has taken out Federal Direct Student Loans while attending school. This is to ensure that you understand your loan responsibilities and to assist you in planning to meet them. If you had any Federal Direct Student Loans while attending Cumberland, please watch your student email account for information on completing your loan exit within the next few weeks. If you should have any questions upon receiving our email please contact our office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Career Services and Alumni Survey -We take great pride in the accomplishments of our students and alumni, and we want to keep up with you long after you graduate from CU. Please take this survey to share with us your post-graduation plans and share your contact information so we can stay connected with you! Take the survey here.
You will also confirm your information/finalize accounts with the Registrar’s Office, Business Office and Alumni Affairs. Information will be provided to learn about Cumberland graduate school degrees and opportunities.
Cap and gowns will be available for pick-up the week of Monday May 3 – Friday, May 7 10:00 – 2:00 PM at the Catron Alumni House. Regalia will be available on the morning of Saturday, May 8, 8:00 – 9:00 AM as well.