Congratulations on your upcoming graduation from Ferris State University! We invite you to participate in the Spring 2013 Commencement ceremony honoring your achievements and the successful completion of degree requirements.
You may attend the ceremony at Big Rapids on May 10 or 11, 2013, or you may choose to attend the ceremony in Dowagiac instead of the Big Rapids ceremony.
The event in Dowagiac takes place in conjunction with Southwestern Michigan College. This year the event will be on:
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Zollar Sports Center
Southwestern Michigan College
58900 Cherry Grove Rd., Dowagiac, MI
Candidates who plan to attend the ceremony in Dowagiac, must contact the Dowagiac office no later than March 11, 2013 so that we are prepared for your attendance!
Seating in the Zollar Sports Center is not reserved. All seats are available on a first-come basis to families and guests of candidates. Please advise your guests to arrive early. Admission tickets are needed and distributed to Ferris graduates by Southwestern Michigan College via USPS in late April.
Caps and Gowns
All candidates walking in the ceremonies must wear the traditional cap and gown. Caps and gowns may be purchased from the Lundberg bookstore in Big Rapids by Friday, May 3, 2013 (or you will have to pay extra shipping charges to have it in time for the Flint ceremony). More information regarding ordering your caps, gowns and announcements is available on the commencement website.
Regalia may be purchased at the Graduation Fair on Tuesday, March 26 from 12 - 5:30 pm in the Rankin Center Dome Room on the in Big Rapids. You may also purchase your cap and gown from the James L. Lundberg Bookstore any time between March 27 and May 3, 2013. To ensure you get the proper gown size you are encouraged to purchase your gown early. After April 26 gown sizes may be limited. Note: Students attending the Dowagiac Commencement do not have to purchase an honor cord as we will provide them at the ceremony.
If you are unable to visit the Graduation Fair or campus in person, you may contact the Bookstore at (231) 591-2607 to request that your cap and gown be shipped to you (a shipping fee will be charged).
If you require a special size, please contact the bookstore prior to April 26, to ensure timely delivery.
Diplomas will be mailed to you by your dean's office approximately 6 to 8 weeks after completion of degree requirements.
Both standard and personalized graduation announcements may be purchased at the Grad Fair or through the Lundberg bookstore. The bookstore may be contacted by calling (231) 591-2607. Please allow at least two weeks for personalized announcements.
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