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  • 2019 Spring Graduation

    Beatrice Campus

    Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - 7 p.m.

    Truman Center

    Congratulations on your achievement! The College is proud of your accomplishments and we want the graduation ceremony to be one you and your family will remember.

    Caps and gowns will be available for pick up in the Welcome Center beginning Monday, June 3. The cap, gown and tassel are the student’s to keep. If you receive an honor or veterans cord at check in, these are also yours to keep after the ceremony.

    ANNOUNCEMENTS

    Announcements are available in the campus store.

    THE DIPLOMA

    Each graduate will receive an empty diploma cover at the ceremony. If all grades have been submitted and you have no financial obligation to the college, all diplomas will be mailed within two weeks after graduation. Please contact Business Office at 402 437-2669 for questions concerning your account.

    If you would like to pick up your diploma please email Rose Ohlsenby June 7.

    PHI THETA KAPPA

    PTK members are eligible to wear special stoles. Contact Carrie Pulhalla at 402-228-3468 ext. 1353 or stop by room K415 in the Kennedy Center. PTK stoles CANNOT be picked up the day of graduation.

    ACCOMMODATIONS

    Graduates who need accommodations, please email Rose Ohlsen or 402-228-8213by May 20, to allow time to establish reasonable accommodations.

    PRACTICE

    Practice will be at 1:30 p.m., the day of graduation, in the Truman Center. Please arrive on time and remember to bring your cap and gown. It is very important to attend the rehearsal so please be sure to mark this on your calendar!

    PHOTOGRAPHS

    Paben Photography will take graduation pictures on June 12 in the Truman Center. Please be sure to bring your cap and gown with you to rehearsal.

    Individual photos will be taken between 12:00-1:30 p.m. AND a graduating class group photo will be taken immediately following practice. Please plan to attend so it will truly be a class picture! All photos must be paid for the day they are taken and will be mailed to you in six weeks. Information on photo package options and prices can be found on the special insert with your cap and gown.

    THE CEREMONY

    Graduates need to arrive at the College no later than 6:20 p.m. and should check-in in the lobby of the Truman Center. There is no secure place for purses or other valuable items so leave your personal items with a family member or guest during the ceremony. Line-up promptly begins at 6:40 p.m.

    If you do not plan to attend the graduation ceremony OR have changed your address contact Rose Ohlsen, the Associate Registrar, in the Registration Office, at 402-228-3468 ext. 1213.

    (Please do not change your address online as the diploma is mailed to the address on your graduation application).

    Placement would like you to complete this form.

    2019 Spring Graduation

    Lincoln campus

    Wednesday, June 12, 2019 – Pinnacle Bank Arena

    Doors open at 6 p.m. Ceremony begins at 7 p.m.

    Graduate Check-in begins at 6 p.m.

    GRADUATION APPLICATIONS

    All graduates are required to complete the graduation application. Applications are due by the 10th day of the quarter in which you plan to graduate. You will need to complete a separate application for each degree you are applying for.

    CAPS AND GOWNS

    All graduates are required to wear academic caps and gowns during the ceremony. Tassels should remain on the right side of the caps until all degrees have been conferred and you are directed to move your tassel.

    Caps and gowns will be available for pick up in the Registration and Records Office beginning Monday, June 3. The cap, gown and tassel are the student's to keep. If you receive an honor or veterans cord at check in, these are also yours to keep after the ceremony.

    GRADUATION ANNOUNCEMENTS

    Announcements are available in the Lincoln Campus store for purchase.

    COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY

    Commencement is scheduled for Wednesday, June 12, at 7 p.m. at Pinnacle Bank Arena. Enter through the Graduates Only entrance on the southeast corner of the arena. Report to the graduate check-in area on the ground level beginning at 6 p.m. and no later than 6:45 p.m. (see picture of entrances on last page)

    Pinnacle Bank Arena is a CLEAR BAG POLICY venue. CLEAR BAGS and small clutch-sized purses are only allowed at entry. To view clear bag policy, visit http://bit.ly/lincolnclearbagpolicy.

    Graduates will not be allowed to carry items into the ceremony. There also will be no secure room for purses, coats, etc. Please leave your personal items with friends or family.

    When you check in before the ceremony you will receive a name card with your name and chair number. Do not lose this card, you will be required to present this card to the reader during the ceremony.

    Graduates are required to remain at the entire ceremony, which will conclude at approximately 8:00 p.m..

    The graduation ceremony is live streamed. Go to www.southeast.edu/graduation.

    FAMILY AND GUESTS

    Pinnacle Bank Arena is located at: 400 Pinnacle Arena Drive Lincoln, NE 68508 (Driving Directions)

    Family, friends and other guest are invited and may sit in any non-reserved area, other than the main floor, which is reserved for the graduates.  No tickets are required to attend the graduation.

    Accessible seating for guests is available on the main concourse level of the Pinnacle Bank Arena. The arena drop off area is located on the south side of Pinnacle Bank Arena (R Street).

    Free parking is available in the Festival Parking Lot, just north of the arena and in the Pinnacle Bank Arena Garage. Access to the north parking areas is from Sun Valley Blvd. to Line Drive. Follow Line Drive to the parking area. A pedestrian bridge connects the north parking area (Festival Space) to the arena. (see map)

    Paid parking is available in the city of Lincoln Public Parking Garages. (see map)

    DIPLOMAS

    Each graduate will receive an empty diploma cover at the ceremony.  If all grades have been submitted and you have no financial obligation to the College, your diploma will be mailed within two weeks after graduation.  Students will be ushered to the stage alphabetically by program of study.

    Financial obligations to the College must be satisfied before your diploma will be released. Please contact Student Accounts at 402-437-2669 for questions concerning your account.

    Graduates who chose not to participate in the commencement ceremony will receive their diploma by mail within 1-2 weeks. Diplomas will be mailed to the address on the graduation application. If you have an address change, please email ori Vancura at lvancura@southeast.edu by June 10.

    If you chose to pick up your diploma, please email Lori Vancura at lvancura@southeast.edu by June 10.

    HONORS

    Phi Theta Kappa members are eligible to wear stoles. Please contact Rachel Mason, the PTK advisor at 402 437-2630, or in the Student Center by May 20, for more information. Stoles for PTK members will not be available the day of graduation.

    Kappa Beta Delta members, please contact the Business Division in U4 (402-437-2610) to purchase stoles and tassels or purchase items on the ACBSP website.

    Students graduating with distinction and high distinction will be provided an honor cord when they check in for the ceremony.

    VETERANS/ACTIVE MILITARY

    Our graduates who are veterans or active military will receive a red, white and blue honor cord to be worn during the commencement ceremony.  These can be picked up when you pick up your cap and gown or at check-in for the ceremony.

    ACCOMMODATIONS

    Graduates who need accommodations, please contact Lori Vancura by May 20 or before, to allow time to establish reasonable accommodations. lvancura@southeast.edu or 402-437-2604.

    CHANGE IN PLANS

    Please contact the Registration and Records Office (402-437-2604) as soon as you determine you are unable to complete your academic requirements for graduation or if you have changed your plans to attend the commencement ceremony.

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    2019 Spring Graduation

    Milford Campus

    Wednesday, June 12, 2019 6:30 p.m.

    Welsh Center

    Congratulations on your achievement! The College is proud of your accomplishments and we want the graduation ceremony to be one you and your family will remember.

    GRADUATION APPLICATIONS

    All graduates are required to complete the graduation application process. Applications are due by the 10th day of the quarter in which you plan to graduate. You will need to complete a separate application for each degree you receive. There is a $25.00 graduation application fee with each application.

    ANNOUNCEMENTS

    Announcements are available for purchase at the SCC Campus store.

    CAPS AND GOWNS

    Caps and gowns can be picked up starting Thursday, June 6 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Student Services Office. Gowns come folded and bagged when we receive them so we recommend that you try them on and hang them up as soon as you receive them. If your gown does not fit, please stop by the Registrar’s Office and we will make adjustments. Graduates who are veterans or active military will receive a red, white & blue honor cord. Distinction and high distinction graduates will receive honor cords before the ceremony. The honor and military cords are yours to keep after the ceremony.

    ACCOMMODATIONS

    Graduates who need accommodations for the ceremony should contact Donna Havener in Student Services Room 100P by May 1 to allow time to establish reasonable accommodations.

    PHI THETA KAPPA

    PTK members are eligible to wear special stoles. Contact Stacey Harrifeld at 402 761-8227 or stop by her office in the Welsh Center.

    DIPLOMA

    Each graduate will receive an empty diploma cover at the ceremony. You will receive your degrees, diplomas or certificates by mail when all grades are processed and you have no financial obligation to the college. Please contact the Business Office at 402-437-2669 for questions concerning your account.

    Graduates who chose not to participate in the commencement ceremony will receive their degree/diploma/certificate by mail within two weeks. The address on the graduation application is the address we will use for mailing degrees diplomas or certificates. If your address has changed since completing the application, please contact Donna Havener one week prior to the ceremony.

    LINEUP

    Meet in the Main Hallway of the Eicher Technical Center by the north door no later than 6:15. Line up alphabetically, by program, in your cap and gown no later than 6:20. In case of inclement weather, we will meet in the game room in the Welsh Center.

    There will not be a secure room for purses, coats, etc. Graduates should not carry items into the ceremony so please leave your personal items with friends or family.

    The east line will enter the gym floor from the south door and the west line will enter the gym from the north door. When the processional starts, north and south leaders will meet and walk down the center aisle behind the instructors. The north line files into the first full row of chairs on the north side. The south line files into the first full row of chairs on the south side. Please walk to the far end of the row and fill all seats. Do not leave any seats vacant. Graduates will wear the graduation caps during the commencement address.

    THE CEREMONY

    Graduates will be called to the stage by programs. All will wear caps, tassel to the RIGHT SIDE of the cap. Accept the degree with the left hand; shake right hands with the board member presenting your degree. Proceed to the north side of the stage and stand as a group until everyone from your class has received their degree.  If your program is large, make two or three lines on the north side of the stage. If you qualify for graduate with distinction or graduate with high distinction, you will receive your certificate right after your receive your degree from the board member. Leave the stage as a group and return to your seat on the gym floor. When all of the graduates have returned to the chairs, sit down as a group.

    THE RECESSIONAL

    At the conclusion of the ceremony, as the music begins, the instructors will stand and lead the recessional. Row one will begin to walk down the center aisle to the back of the gym followed by rows 2, 3, 4, etc.

    GUESTS

    The Welsh Center will be open at 5:30 p.m. for your family and friends. Guest who need special accommodations should arrive a bit earlier.

    GRADUATION CHECKLIST

    The graduation ceremony is live-streamed for family and friends not able to attend that evening.