Fall grad deadlines approach

Any student planning to complete an associate, bachelor’s or master’s degree this fall must file an application for degree form to the Washburn University Registrar’s Office no later than Friday, Sept. 7. Application forms are located in the registrar’s office, Morgan Hall 115 and also online on MyWashburn.edu. The online application form can be found at the University Services tab, under WU Departments. Click on the University Registrar, and then look under Frequently Used Forms at the bottom of the page.

Application forms can be submitted to the registrar’s office in multiple ways. A student can pick up the form during regular business hours, or they can print and complete the online form and either fax it or mail it to the university registrar’s office

Students may also scan the form in to a computer and email it to the registrar’s office. University policy requires that applications for degree be submitted in writing, with the student’s signature and the date.

Submitting an application for degree will initiate a graduation check. Graduation checks are completed midway through the spring and fall semesters. According to www.washburn.edu applicants will receive an email indicating that everything is in order for graduation, or that certain requirements have not yet been met.

Commencement is a ceremony to celebrate, honor and recognize the achievements of all graduates. The fall 2012 commencement ceremony will be held Friday, Dec. 14 in Lee Arena located in the Petro Allied Health Center.

Other important deadlines to remember for the Fall 2012 graduation candidates are:

Sept-Nov. 30 – Pre-register your permanent email address with the professional graduation photographer GradImages. (www.gradimages.com)

According to Washburn University’s fall graduation website, two pictures will be taken of each graduate – the first will be of the graduate receiving the diploma cover and the second will be a portrait-style photograph as the graduate leaves the stage.  To ensure that you receive notice from the professional photographer, GradImages, when proofs are ready for viewing, pre-register your permanent email address at least two weeks prior to the ceremony.

Nov. 2 – Deadline for master’s candidates to pre-order cap, gown and hood online, by phone at 785.670.2665 or in person at the Ichabod Shop. (Additional shipping charges will apply after this date.)

Nov 13-Dec 7 – Associate and bachelor regalia (cap and gown) can be purchased at the Ichabod Shop. Contact the Ichabod Shop for any questions regarding the ordering or purchase or regalia.