Dixie State University 2014 Commencement InformationFriday, May 2, 2014, at 10:00 a.m., in the Burns Arena
President's Letter to Graduates 2014
Fall, spring, and summer graduates will be honored at Dixie State University's Commencement Ceremony on Friday, May 2, 2014, at 10:00 a.m., in the Burns Arena. CAMPUS MAP The ceremony provides an opportunity for the university to pay special tribute to the graduates for the outstanding efforts they have shown in earning their degrees. This is an opportunity for the graduates to share the excitement and importance of their academic accomplishments with faculty, fellow graduates, family, and friends. Help join in the celebration of the graduates’ achievements at this very important event.
Commencement exercises will be available via a live internet stream at http://dixie.edu/live/.
The commencement video will be available on demand after the ceremonies at http://voddov.com/.
All mail regarding graduation is sent to a student’s permanent mailing address. All email will be sent to the student's Dmail account. If a student has not received any mailings in regard to commencement, the student can select the LINK above titled President's Letter to Graduates 2014 or contact the graduation office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The graduate line-up will be at 8:45 a.m. at the main water fountain next to Gardner Student Center. Graduates will need to be in their cap and gown, lined up to begin the Processional at 9:15 am.
There will not be a rehearsal for graduates
Tickets are not required for graduates. Your seating is reserved. Accommodations are made for students requiring wheelchair accessibility. Please contact the DSU Disability Resource Center coordinator Baako Wahabu at 435-652-7880, for specific seating requirements or if assistance is needed ascending and descending the stage during the ceremony.
There are no Commencement Ceremony tickets – seating is open in the Burns Arena. All guests are asked to be seated by 9:45 am.
The Commencement Ceremony will be held on Friday, May 2, 2014, at 10:00 a.m., in the Burns Arena.
Following the Commencement Ceremony all Bachelor degree graduates and all Applied Associate of Science degree graduates will vacate the Burns Arena. Each school will hold their own Convocation Exercises (contact the individual departments for more detail). All Associate of Arts and Science students will remain in the Burns Arena for their Convocation Exercise.
Graduates will receive their diploma covers at the Convocation Exercise. Your diploma will be mailed after final grades are posted, reviewed and graduation requirements are verified as completed. Diplomas will be mailed within 12 weeks of the graduation date to the address indicated on the graduation application. Graduates may change their diploma mailing address by contacting the graduation office at email@example.com.
Parking will be available on campus for all graduates and their family and friends.
The Commencement Ceremony will be interpreted in American Sign Language (ASL) for the hearing-impaired. Seating will be reserved near the front of the stage on the right facing the stage. Please contact DSU Disability Resource Center coordinator Baako Wahabu at 435-652-7880, for specific seating arrangements. Disability Resources
CAP & GOWN DISTRIBUTION
All graduates may pick up their caps and gowns at the Grad Fair, Tuesday through Thursday, April 29th - May 1st, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., and Friday, May 2nd from 7:30 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. at the Stephen and Marcia Wade Alumni House, 684 East 500 South (across from the Hansen Stadium). CAMPUS MAP All graduation fees of $35.00 must be paid at the Cashier’s Office (435-652-7605) on the first floor of the Holland building.
Graduates will receive five free graduation announcements. The announcements will be available at the DSU Bookstore on March 24th. The graduates may pick the announcements up at the DSU Bookstore. Additional announcements may be purchased at a cost of $.75 each.
The Grad Fair takes place at the Wade Alumni House from Tuesday, April 29th – Thursday, May 1st, (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.), Friday, May 2nd from 7:30 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. The graduates can pick up their cap & gown along with an alumni gift package, and have their cap & gown portraits taken. GRAD IMAGES will provide the cap & gown. There will be on sitting fee, no obligation, no appointment needed and free proofs.
Associate Honor recipients may pick up their Honors certificates and Honor cords during the Grad Fair at the Alumni House.
HONORS GRADUATE RECEPTION
There is not a hosting for an Associates Honor Reception. Associate Honor recipients may pick up their Honors certificates and Honor cords during the Grad Fair at the Alumni House.
Bachelors Honor Graduate Reception will be held in the Eccles Fine Arts Center beginning at 6:00 p.m., on Thursday, May 1.
Dixie Awards Nominees Reception will be held in the Eccles Fine Arts Center beginning at 6:30 p.m., on Thursday, May 1.
Dixie Awards Ceremony will be held in the Eccles Fine Arts Center beginning at 7:00 p.m., on Thursday, May 1.
Bachelors Certificates and the Honors regalia will be available for pick-up at the reception.
A representative from the Office of the Dean of Students and the Office of the Academic Vice President will distribute honor certificates and regalia. You may contact Sheila Bastian at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (435) 652-7506, if you have any questions.
DIXIE AWARDS CEREMONY
The annual Dixie Awards Ceremony will be held Thursday, May 1, in the Eccles Fine Arts Center beginning at 7:00 p.m. This event continues the rich Dixie State University tradition of honoring students for their academic success as well as student contributions outside of the classroom. Entertainment will be provided by the musical comedy duo- DaKaBoom. There will be a reception for nominees and their guests at 6:30 p.m., prior the awards ceremony.
The Graduate Picnic Luncheon will be held at the Avenna Cox Center Plaza for those graduates and their families attending convocations at the Burns Arena and the Cox Auditorium. For those graduates and their families attending convocations at the Student Activities Center and the Eccles will be meeting at the main water fountain. The picnic will include sloppy joes, potato salad, bags of potato chips, cookies, and ice water.
You can purchase your luncheon tickets by clicking here.
The picnic luncheon is on Friday, May 2, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The luncheon is free for graduates. Additional tickets may be purchased at $5 for adults and children. Tickets will be available at the Cox Auditorium Ticket Office or by calling 435-652-7800. CAMPUS MAP
Dixie State University has contracted with GRAD IMAGES for a CAP & GOWN PORTRAIT SITTING of each graduate at the Wade Alumni House from Tuesday, April 29th to Thursday, May 1st from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Friday, May 2nd from 7:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. Free proofs will be emailed within 24 hours after the event. No appointments are necessaary! No sitting fee is required! No obligation to purchase! DSU does not benefit financially from this arrangement. It is provided as a service to the graduates and their families. For additional information regarding GRAD IMAGES, please visit www.gradimages.com or call (800) 261-2576.
Graduate candidates should wear the tassel on the right side initially; tassels will be moved to the left side upon graduation.