Q: What is a graduation application, and where do I get it?
- A: It is a form the Office of the Registrar requires from each student once eligibility for graduation has been determined. Failure to submit the form can cause a delay in graduation due to unfulfilled requirements and lack of faculty approval for graduation. Completion of this form also secures the order of your diploma. The form is made available on an individual basis once candidacy for graduation is confirmed.
Q: When and where is graduation?
- A: Traditional Day Program The College's Day Program Commencement will be held at 9:00 a.m. Saturday, May 11th, 2019 on the Green (in case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held in the College's Catherine Dixon Roland Student Center). If you decide not to participate in the Commencement ceremony, you need to contact the Office of the Registrar as soon as possible.
Q: Is there practice for graduation?
- A: Yes. All Traditional Day Program degree candidates, except those excused from Commencement exercises, are required to meet for practice on Friday, May 10th at 9:00 a.m. in the Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall.
Q: Where and when is Baccalaureate Service?
- A: Huntingdon's annual Baccalaureate ceremony is a religious service for graduating seniors and their families held the night before Commencement. The College's annual Baccalaureate ceremony will be held Friday, May 10th, 2019, at 5:00 p.m. in the College's Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall. All Traditional Day Program graduates are required to attend. Graduates should meet in the Smith Recital Hall by 4:30 p.m. The service begins at 5:00 p.m. If Traditional Day Program graduates are unable to attend, please notify the Office of the Registrar at 833-4431 as soon as possible.
Q: If I am awarded graduation honors (Summa Cum Laude, Magna Cum Laude or Cum Laude), how will I know and is there any additional regalia?
- A: The determination regarding who will be awarded graduation honors is not made until the day before Commencement. The distinction is announced as the student marches across the stage, and both the diploma and transcript make special note of the honor. There is no additional regalia for students who graduate with honors.
Q: What should I wear to graduation?
- A: The graduation gowns are black which means you can wear whatever color you want underneath. Because your neck and feet will show, we ask men to wear ties and men and women to wear "dress" shoes. When you pick your outfit, keep in mind that the Commencement takes place on the Green in May, and it will be very hot!
Q: Where do I get my cap and gown?
- A: Caps, gowns, tassels and hoods are required for both Baccalaureate and Commencement ceremonies and are available from the Huntingdon College Bookstore - The Scarlet and Gray Shop (334/833-4482). Every year Herff Jones sends a representative to the College Bookstore. You may also purchase your cap and gown online from Herff Jones at www.herffjones.com/college/graduation. After the online order deadline, please contact the Huntingdon College Bookstore - The Scarlet and Gray Shop (334/833-4482).
Q: Where do I order graduation announcements?
- A: Graduation announcements and invitations can be ordered from any printing company you choose. However, the Huntingdon College Bookstore works with an applicable merchant for this purpose. Each year Herff Jones sends a representative to the Huntingdon College Bookstore - The Scarlet and Gray Shop. You may also purchase online from Herff Jones at www.herffjones.com/college/graduation. Please contact the Huntingdon College Bookstore for information regarding current company contacts (334/833-4482).
Q: Can I reserve seats for my family at the Commencement ceremony?
- A: We receive many requests for special accomodations each graduation and, unfortunately, we can't make reservations for seating. Families and friends of graduates are welcome to arrive early and hold their seats. If anyone puts up string or uses other materials to block off seats, we will remove it. The actual people must be present to reserve their seats.
Q: Will there be a photographer present?
- A:Village Photographers of Auburn, AL takes photos of each graduate as they receive their diploma. Families will have an opportunity to view and purchase these photos at a later date. Watch your home mailbox for the proofs!
Q: Where can my out-of-town guests stay while they are in town?
Q: Where can I get directions and maps of campus?