Students scheduled to graduate in Dec. 16 from Austin Peay State
University will have an opportunity to participate in Grad Finale, an event
designed to make sure all preparations have been made for spring commencement.
Finale will be from 2–6 p.m., Oct. 10 and from 10 a.m.–2 p.m., Oct. 11. Both
days will be held in the Morgan University Center Ballroom. Students need to
remember to bring a form of picture identification to this event. The following
offices will provide information at Grad Finale:
- Office of the Registrar will answer
questions regarding completion of degree requirements, honors, diplomas and
transcripts. During this event, the Office of the Registrar will confirm
your eligibility for graduation or remind you of what is still
- The Office of the Bursar will be available to answer
questions you may have related to account balances. You will need to pay your graduation fee in the
Browning Building at the cashier’s window any time before the Grad Finale event: $25 for associate degrees, $30 for bachelor’s and $35 for master’s.
Students are reminded to keep their receipts and bring it with them to pick up
their cap and gown from the Bookstore booth in the Ballroom.
- The Campus Bookstore will have caps
and gowns available for pickup when the student presents his or her Bursar’s
Office receipt for the graduation fee. In addition, honors
cords and master’s candidate hoods will be for sale. Cords are $12.99, except
summa cum laude cords, which are $19.99. Master’s candidate hoods are $30 each.
Cash, check and credit/debit cards will be accepted. Jostens will have all commencement items for purchase including
announcements and invitations. Students may place an order for a class ring at
- Senior Exit Exam registration will
be available. The Senior Exit Exam is a requirement for all first-time
bachelor’s degree recipients.
- The Career Services Office will answer questions about job
search assistance, transitioning from academics into the workforce, résumé
writing and mock interview opportunities.
- The College of Graduate Studies will provide
an opportunity for
future students to explore the many graduate degree programs APSU offers and to
learn the logistics of applying for graduate school. Students may apply for
graduate admission during this event.
- The Offices of Student Affairs and Student Life and Leadership
will be handing out graduation gift bags at Grad Finale instead of at
the actual commencement ceremonies on Dec. 16.
- Student Publications will be shooting photos of graduates for both the yearbook and the video
screens at graduation.
- The Office of Student Financial Aid/Veterans Affairs
will answer questions regarding financial concerns such as loan repayment, etc.
- The National Alumni Association will welcome you as an APSU
alumnus and offer information about staying in touch.
- The African American
Cultural Center will be present to provide information about the
African American Graduate Recognition Ceremony.
- The Office of Enrollment Management and Academic Support
will answer questions about commencement scheduled for Friday, Dec. 16 in the
In addition, a door prize 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