What Graduates Need to Know
Graduates must check-in at the Reitz Union Grand Ballroom by 6 p.m. and will then assemble by department in the Grand Ballroom hallway. When you pick up your tickets, there will be a name card in your ticket envelope that you will bring to the ceremony. You must bring your name card to the check-in table outside of the Ballroom.
We want to make this ceremony special for you and are including an opportunity for you to write a brief, personal message that will be read when your name is called to walk across the stage.
The name card in your ticket envelope will be used to announce your name. It will include space for your name and for a message. Please fill in your message and keep it to one sentence of 15 words or fewer. Be sure to write legibly so the readers can announce it when you walk.
Here are a few suggestions on how to start:
I am grateful for __________________________.
I appreciate how __________________________.
Thanks to _______________________________.
I look forward to __________________________.
Please be advised that guests will be required to present their tickets at the door in order to be admitted to the recognition ceremony. No tickets will be needed for those attending the livestream event in the Rion Ballroom.
On-campus Students: Beginning on Dec. 4, graduates can pick up guest tickets in the PATH office, 1060 Weimer Hall. Tickets will be available until noon on Dec. 14. Please sign in at the front desk in the PATH office Monday thru Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. and see the appropriate advisor. You must pick up your own tickets and you will be asked to show your UFID.
Graduates should see the following advisers: Advertising – Nicki Dankers; Journalism – Meisha Wade; Public Relations – Judy Hunter; Telecommunication – Alejandra Delgado.
Ticket pickup will end on Dec. 14 at noon and unclaimed tickets will be given to those who have signed up for the extra ticket wait list. To sign up for the wait list, click here: https://goo.gl/forms/XDrQ5xQ2MFtllDQs1. (Extra tickets will be allocated in groups of two until we run out.)
Online graduating students: You will need to RSVP to Jennifer Ford at firstname.lastname@example.org by noon on Dec. 13 for us to hold your tickets for pickup. You may pick up your tickets at the door of the Grand Ballroom in the Reitz Union on the day of the ceremony starting at 6 p.m. Staff will be at the door to handle ticket distribution.