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General Information

Final Grades

Final grades for the spring semester will be available by noon on May 8 on WebSU. The registrar will contact those students who are not successful in satisfying the necessary requirements for graduation.

Flowers, 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.

Commencement Flowers will have a stand set up near the entrance to the Commencement Ceremony. They will have the same products available on site at the same prices as they have on the website. However, ordering ahead of time guarantees your selection of color and size. All orders will be available to pick up near the ceremony entrance on the day of graduation. Visit the Commencent Flowers website  to make your selection and place your order now or to be prepared to purchase your bouquet the day of the event. Commencement Flowers is an outside organization providing a service to your families and friends of our graduating seniors. Commencement Flowers has been providing students in hundreds of schools across the United States with vibrant, high quality, freshly cut flowers for more than a decade.

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 Student Activities Office offers a wide assortment of gifts for the graduates such as balloon bouquets, cakes and bookstore gifts. Simply call the Student Activites Office at 570-372-4395 to place your order and then pick up your gift after 9 a.m. at the information desk the morning of Commencement. All orders must be placed by May 6.

Special Needs

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 Weber Chapel for Baccalaureate and at the Garrett Sports Complex for the Commencement ceremony.

Please contact the Office of Event Management at 570-372-4354 or oem@susqu.edu to reserve these services for you or any of your guests.

*A sign language interpreter will be used for both services if requested.

Caps, Gowns,  Hoods and Study Abroad Sashes

Seniors should have their measurements sent to the Office of Event Management no later than March 23.

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 7 and 8.

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 23.   


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.

First Aid

A first aid station is available in Weber Chapel during Baccalaureate and at the athletic training room on the lower level of the Garrett Sports Complex during the Commencement ceremony.

Campus Bookstore

The bookstore will offer a 10 percent discount on select merchandise to graduating students and their families on the following days and times:
May 9, 11 a.m.–2 p.m.
May 10, 9 a.m.–6 p.m.

Student Finances

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 Business Services by 4 p.m. May 5 for students to pick up caps and gowns. Please direct questions about student account balances to 570-372-4060.  Business Services is located on the first floor of Selinsgrove Hall.

Feedback Opportunities

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.

First-Destination Survey

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.  Using our new Merit system, University Communications will share the good news about your graduation with your hometown newspapers. We will also add the achievement to your free, customizable Web page that you can continue using to create a positive online presence to show off to prospective employers, internship providers and graduate schools. What’s more, Merit notifies your high school of the achievement and makes available options for you and your parents to share the good news on social media. Learn more about Merit!

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