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DECEMBER Commencement 2017

Candidates for December Graduation

Friday, December 15, 2017 at 10:00am in the Hayworth Fine Arts Center

On behalf of the High Point University faculty, staff and administration, we look forward to celebrating this momentous occasion with you and your family.

Candidates for graduation must register in advance to participate in the December Commencement Ceremony and reserve guest tickets. Registration closes on December 1.

**Participation in the December Commencement Ceremony will make you ineligible to participate in the May 2018 Commencement Activities.

Register & Reserve Tickets

Candidates for graduation must register in advance to participate in the December Commencement Ceremony and reserve guest tickets.  Registration closes on December 1.

Participation in the December Commencement Ceremony will make you ineligible to participate in the May 2018 Commencement Activities.

Tickets

Complimentary guest tickets are required for this event, and must be picked up in advance. The graduate will be required to show their Passport Card for entry). Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors will open at 9:00am.

Tickets may be picked up during normal office hours (8:30am-5:00pm Monday-Friday and 10:00am – 4:00pm on Saturday) from December 7 – 14 at the Slane Center Concierge Desk.

Cap & Gown/Graduation Announcements

Commencement Caps, Gowns, and Hoods

Commencement caps, gowns, and hoods must be picked up between November 27 and December 2. Bookstore hours are 8:30am – 5pm Monday-Friday, and 11:00am – 4pm on Saturday, December 2.  Questions about academic regalia can be directed to the HPU Bookstore at (336) 841-9221 or AM470@bncollege.com.

 

Graduation Announcements and Rings

Balfour is High Point University’s official vendor for graduation announcements and rings. Orders can be placed online at www.balfour.com/highpoint/ or by calling 1-877-225-3687.

Contact the Campus Bookstore at 336-841-9221 with questions.

Diplomas

Diplomas will reflect first name, middle name/initial, last name, and any applicable suffix as submitted by application to the University. For those who attend the December Commencement, diplomas will be mailed early Spring 2018.

Photography

A photographer with GradImages will take photos of individual graduates during the commencement ceremony in the following locations:

  • On stage receiving their diploma with HPU President Dr. Nido Qubein.
  • Individual photo holding their diploma on HPU backdrop.

For safety and for the courtesy of others, guests should remain in their seats and should not approach the stage for photos.

Proofs will be sent to your home and via email within three to five days after graduation. Pictures can be ordered online, by phone or by mail. GradImages can be contacted at 800-261-2576.

Pre-Registering your graduate with GradImages provides them with the information they need to deliver your graduation proofs to you in a timely manner. Giving them an accurate mailing address and email address will allow them to get your proofs to you on the first try. You may also provide them with email addresses of up to six friends and family members to allow them to celebrate in the accomplishment.

Graduates from High Point University can locate their graduation photos online three to five days following the ceremony.

The following two pieces of information are required to access their account:

  • Last Name of the graduate
  • Graduation Year

Graduates can reach our Customer Service Department by calling 800-261-2576 if they have any questions or need assistance.

Other Details

Line of March

Graduates should arrive by 9:15am on the day of the ceremony, in cap and gown, to the Sechrest Art Gallery in Hayworth Fine Arts Center.  Faculty Marshals will line graduates up alphabetically.

Diplomas

Diplomas will reflect first name, middle name/initial, last name, and any applicable suffix as submitted by application to the University. For those who attend the December Commencement, diplomas will be mailed early Spring 2018.

DVD

A videographer will record highlights from Graduation Ceremony. A copy of the DVD will be mailed to all graduates.

Live Stream

The ceremony will be broadcast at other campus venues and streaming online at highpoint.edu/live.

Parking

Parking will be available for all graduates and guests in the lot behind the Hayworth Fine Arts Center.

Hotels and Restaurants

More information regarding local HOTELS and RESTAURANTS.

 

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