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Grad Finale set for December 2009 graduates

Students scheduled to graduate in December from Austin Peay State University will have an opportunity next month to participate in Grad Finale, an event designed to make sure all preparations have been made for fall commencement.

Grad Finale will be from 2–6 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 13 and from 10 a.m.–2 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 14. The event will be held both days in the Morgan University Center Ballroom, and candidates for degrees only need to attend one of the days.

The following offices will provide information at Grad Finale: Students scheduled to graduate in December from Austin Peay State University will have an opportunity next month to participate in Grad Finale, an event designed to make sure all preparations have been made for fall commencement.

Grad Finale will be from 2—6 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 13 and from 10 a.m.—2 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 14. The event will be held both days in the Morgan University Center Ballroom, and candidates for degrees only need to attend one of the days.

The following offices will provide information at Grad Finale:
• The Office of Enrollment Management and Academic Support will answer questions about commencement, scheduled for Friday, Dec. 18 in the Dunn Center.
• The National Alumni Association and the Alumni Ambassadors will welcome students as APSU alumni.
• The Office of the Registrar will answer questions regarding completion of degree requirements, honors, diplomas and transcripts. A student's eligibility for graduation also will be checked.
• The Business Office will be able to answer questions related to account balances. Graduation fees will need to be paid in the Business Office in the Browning Administration Building prior to Grad Finale: $25, associate; $30, bachelor's; and $35 for master's.
• The Office of Student Financial Aid will answer questions about financial matters such as student loan repayments.
• The College of Graduate Studies will assist students receiving graduate degrees. Information about APSU's graduate programs and how to enroll also will be available for undergraduates.
• The Office of Career Services will answer questions about job search assistance including resume referrals and interview opportunities.
• The Governor's Club will be available to answer questions about membership.
• The APSU Department of Communication will take orders for graduation videos.
• Senior Exit Exam is mandatory for any student receiving his or her first bachelor's degree; registration will be offered.
• The University Bookstore will display items such as diploma frames. Students also will be able to pick up caps and gowns with their graduation fee receipt from the Business Office.
• Josten's will have graduation items for purchase, including announcements and invitations. Students may place orders for class rings.

In addition, door prizes will be given away, and refreshments will be provided.

For more information about Grad Finale, contact the Office of Enrollment Management and Academic Support by telephone at (931) 221-6540. -- Melony Shemberger