Final grades for the spring semester will be available by noon on May 9 on WebSU. The registrar will contact those students who are not successful in satisfying the necessary requirements for graduation.
Photographs, Rings and Announcements
Susquehanna has made arrangements with several outside firms to provide Commencement-related services. You are under no obligation to purchase any of their products.
GradImages will take professional quality photographs of students receiving their diplomas. The company will contact students with information about their services.
Another vendor, Balfour, will provide information later in the semester to graduates about ordering graduation announcements and class rings. For more information, visit Balfour's website.
Celebration Express in the Degenstein Campus Center offers a wide assortment of gifts for the graduates such as balloon bouquets, cakes and bookstore gifts. Simply call the Campus Center Office at 570-372-4395 to place your order and then pick up your gift at the information desk the morning of Commencement. All orders must be placed by May 7.
Special accommodations for both the Baccalaureate service and the Commencement ceremony are available for wheelchair users, the visually and hearing impaired* and other mobility or health conditions.
Handicapped parking (with advance registration) is available in the Weber Chapel lot and near the Garrett Sports Complex. Shuttle bus services are also available from the Degenstein Campus Center to the handicapped accessible entrance at the Garrett Sports Complex for the Commencement ceremony.
Please contact Phillip Gehman at 570-372-4340 or email@example.com to reserve these services for you or any of your guests.
*A sign language interpreter will be used for both services.
Caps, Gowns, Hoods and Study Abroad Sashes
Seniors should have their measurements sent to the Office of Event Management no later than March 24.
This year’s graduating class is the first class that completed the new Central Curriculum, which means that every graduate has done a GO program. Every graduating senior has the option to purchase a sash to show where they did their cross-cultural experience (whether that was overseas or in the United States).
Caps, gowns and sashes may be picked up in the Degenstein Campus Center from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. on May 9 and 10.
You will receive an email with instructions on how to order a study abroad sash ($32). If you have not received an email and you would like to order a sash, please contact the Office of Event Management at 570-372-4354 no later than March 24.
Parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis. You may park in any non-handicapped space. Spaces in the Weber Chapel lot and those near the Clyde H. Jacobs Fitness Center will be reserved for persons with special needs. More than 200 additional parking spaces are available in the Sassafras Avenue lot. To access this lot from campus, take University Avenue to Market Street, turn right, proceed two blocks to Sassafras, turn right again and travel approximately one quarter mile. The lot will be on your right.
A first aid station is available in the athletic training room on the lower level of the Garrett Sports Complex.
The bookstore will offer a 10 percent discount on select merchandise to graduating students and their families on the following days and times:
May 10, 11 a.m.–2 p.m.
May 11, 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
Students must pay all financial obligations to the university before graduation. This includes unpaid tuition, library fines, health center charges, parking tickets, athletic equipment charges, charges for unreturned books etc. Payments in full must be received by the Business Office by 4 p.m. May 6 for students to pick up caps and gowns. Please direct questions about student account balances to 570-372-4060. The Business Office is located on the first floor of Selinsgrove Hall.
We want to hear from you!
Graduating students have two opportunities to provide feedback on their Susquehanna experience:
College Senior Survey
This survey studies the impact of service-learning, leadership development and student-faculty interactions. It also assesses a wide variety of instructional practices.
This survey is used to report SU employment/enrollment statistics.
Graduates’ responses to both surveys help the university chart its course to best serve future students, assist in building an alumni community and help document the prestige of SU, which will benefit alumni in their career.
Graduating students will receive more information during the spring semester about completing these two online surveys.
Share the News
If you would like your hometown newspaper to publicize your graduation, please make sure that you have filled out a publicity form.