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Grad Finale set for Spring 2010 graduates

Students scheduled to graduate in May 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 spring commencement.

Grad Finale will be from 2–6 p.m., March 15 and from 10 a.m.–2 p.m., March 16, both in the Morgan University Center Ballroom.

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, May 7 in the Dunn Center. Students scheduled to graduate in May 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 spring commencement.

Grad Finale will be from 2—6 p.m., March 15 and from 10 a.m.—2 p.m., March 16, both in the Morgan University Center Ballroom.

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, May 7 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, 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 Governors 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 their 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, call the Office of Enrollment Management and Academic Support at (931) 221-6540. -- Melony Shemberger