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UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS:  VERIFY YOUR INTENT TO GRADUATE ON-LINE IN GUS. THE VERIFICATION BOX IS AT THE END OF YOUR DEGREE AUDIT! IF paying by check or cash, print out payment statement to take to the Cashiers and Student Accounts Office, 112 Horace Mann.

 

GRADUATE STUDENTS: GO TO THE GRADUATE SYSTEM IN GUS AND PETITION FOR GRADUATION!

 

PAY GRADUATION FEE PRIOR TO:

 

*** GRAD FINALE ***

 

FOR STUDENTS COMPLETING DEGREE REQUIREMENTS IN

MAY OR JULY 2015

AND ATTENDING COMMENCEMENT ON MAY 8 OR MAY 9, 2015

 
WHERE:

  •  Basement of the Wilkinson Alumni Center, 401 East Ford Street

           To locate the Wilkinson Alumni Center, click here for a campus map                                               

WHEN:

  • Wednesday, March 25th, 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

 WHY:

  • The GRAD FINALE is an opportunity for you to handle many of your graduation needs and provide you with answers to any of your graduation questions and concerns.

The following is a list of areas that will be represented:

  • Degree Checking                      
  • Graduate and Continuing Studies
  • Financial Assistance
  • Career Services
  • Alumni and Constituent Relations
  • Jostens (for announcements and class rings)
  • Gorilla Bookstore **Students who have paid graduation fees will be listed on the gown distribution list**

REGISTER TO WIN A DOOR PRIZE!


GRAD  FINALE  TABLES

  • DEGREE CHECKING--Verify that your name is on the tentative May or July Undergraduate graduation list.  Please pay your Graduation Fee BEFORE the Grad Finale event. This will ensure that your name will be on the Bookstore Distribution List for your Cap/Gown/Tassel.
  • GRADUATE and CONTINUING STUDIES--Graduate students please petition for graduation before Grad Finale, this must be done before picking up the cap and gown at this event.  Undergraduate students who are interested in graduate studies at PSU may visit with a representative about applying for graduate school.

  • FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE-Any student graduating who received any STUDENT LOANS while attending PSU is required to complete the on-line Exit Counseling Session at https://studentloans.gov/myDirectLoan/index.action. You will also be able to do your Exit Interviews for both the NURSING LOAN and PERKINS LOAN online with Educational Computer Systems, Inc. (ECSI), after April 15, 2015.  Please visit their site at www.ecsi.net  for more detail. All of your prior outstanding loan debt is available for you to review at the National Student Loan Data System Student Access site.  If you have any additional questions, please contact Financial Assistance at 620-235-4240. We will be on site during Grad Finale to answer any questions you may have regarding how to begin the repayment process. 

    Please note**  There will be holds placed on your academic transcript until any required EXIT COUNSELING SESSION(S) is/are finalized.  

  • PSU ALUMNI AND CONSTITUENT RELATIONS--Stop by our booth for information on all our events, services and programs offered to you as you become alumni.  We have many different ways for you to remain connected even after you graduate.  At our booth we will tell you about our "Out of the Jungle" event offered specifically to graduates. This event will include free food, prize drawings, and gifts for each graduate. Register at our booth or online at http://www.pittstate.edu/alumni.  Remember: "Once a Gorilla...Always a Gorilla." 

  • CAREER SERVICES- Career Services will be collecting employment and graduate school data.

    *Please take 3 minutes to visit with our staff or complete employment data online through your GUS at https://go.pittstate.edu/career/edr if you have accepted a job offer or have been accepted to graduate school.*

    If not, let us know how we can assist you with your search! Graduates get a year of Gorillas4Hire FREE! Your data will be confidential and will go into a collective database (you will never be singled out) to help counsel future PSU students.

    • JOSTENS--Representatives will be available to help with ordering announcements and rings. Be sure to enter the drawing to win a prize sponsored by Jostens!!!  Additional information may be seen at www.Jostens.com.
    • GORILLA BOOKSTORE--Pick up the cap and gown for Commencement.  Receive a 25 percent discount coupon that may be used while purchasing PSU items or other gift ideas available at the Bookstore!

    Please NOTE: Information concerning ordering or receiving a KANZA yearbook may be obtained at www.pittstate.edu/kanza.  A rep will not be at Grad Finale. Seniors can have their graduation and Kanza yearbook portraits taken from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. - 7 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, March 10, 11, and 12, in the McCray Hall lobby.  No sitting fee, no appointment necessary.  Dress professionally; cap and gown will be provided. Questions?  Call 235-4809.