Grad Finale


FOR STUDENTS COMPLETING DEGREE REQUIREMENTS IN DECEMBER 2018
AND ATTENDING COMMENCEMENT ON  DECEMBER 14, 2018

WHERE:

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

To locate the Alumni Center, click here for a Campus map

WHEN:

  • Wednesday, OCTOBER 31st, 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
  • Jostens (for announcements and class rings)
  • Student-Athletes - graduation sash
  • Gorilla Bookstore - Students who have paid graduation fees will be listed on the gown distribution list
  • Framing Success - diploma frames
  • Alumni and Constituent Relations - Out Of the Jungle - First Floor, Alumni Center

 

GRAD FINALE TABLES

  • DEGREE CHECKING--Verify that your name is on the tentative December 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 November 30, 2018. Please visit their site at www.ecsi.net for more detail.

    All of your prior outstanding loan debit is available for you to review at the National Student Loan Data System Student Access site: https://nslds.ed.gov/npas/index.htm.  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.

  • 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. Additional information may be seen at www.Jostens.com.

  • STUDENT-ATHLETES - Honors eligible graduating athletes with graduation sashes for Commencement.  Questions may be directed to Kelly Burnley Miller at 235-4934 or by email at kbmiller@pittstate.edu.

  • 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!

  • HERFF JONES - FRAMING SUCCESS - Enter the drawing to win a FREE diploma frame. We can help you choose a frame to celebrate your success.

  • PSU ALUMNI AND CONSTITUENT RELATIONS - Is hosting Out of the Jungle in conjunction with Grad Finale! Join us in the upper level of the Wilkinson Alumni Center to check out opportunities available to you as alumni.  Learn about alumni gatherings, programs, services, and ways to remain connected after graduation.  This event will include free* PSU license plates and other goodies, as well as an opportunity for all attendees to win awesome prize drawings, like a new TV, apple electronics, and more!  For more information visit http://www.pittstate.edu/alumni.  Remember: 

    "Once a Gorilla...Always a Gorilla."   *State fees may apply.

Please NOTE: Seniors can have their graduation and Kanza yearbook portraits taken on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 through Thursday, November 29, 2018 AND Tuesday, February 26, 2019, through Thursday, February 28, 2019, at the Crossroads (lobby area) of the Overman Student Center.  No sitting fee, no appointment necessary.  Dress professionally; cap and gown will be provided. Questions? Call 620-235-4809 or visit http://www.psucollegio.com/.

Commencement information will be updated on the Commencement website mid April. The Commencement website can be found at https://www.pittstate.edu/registrar/commencement.html