Commencement

2022 WINTER COMMENCEMENT

 

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10

9:45 a.m.         Graduates, Faculty and Staff line up for Commencement Procession

  • Three-Court Area in the Health & Fitness Center

10:30 a.m.       Commencement – Doors open at 9:30 a.m. –  No Tickets Required

  • Pepsi Arena, Health & Fitness Center (HFC)
  • Handicapped drop-off/parking – Lot A, 20th & Oak – east side of HFC

9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. University Bookstore hours

 

Reception immediately follows the ceremony in the Three-Court Area.

 

Live streaming of the ceremony will be available. Check back for further instructions.

 

 

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16

2:00 p.m. – Blessing-Rieman College of Nursing and Health Sciences Pinning

  • The Crossing, 150 S. 48th (48th and Maine), Quincy, IL.

 

COMMENCEMENT PARTICIPATION AND STUDENT FINANCIAL ACCOUNTS

  • Participation in the Commencement ceremony is dependent upon clearance by the University Registrar following a review of your academic record.
  • Students must be within 6 credit hours of completing their undergraduate baccalaureate degree to participate in the Commencement ceremony.
  • Students should have applied for graduation by October 15.
  • Students who apply after the October 15 deadline will be charged a late fee of $100.
  • All tuition, room, board, fees, interest, library fines, and parking tickets should be paid in full by November 15.
  • Exit Loan Counseling for graduates with student loans should be completed by November 15. 
  • Diplomas will be mailed during the spring semester to each eligible graduate at the address provided on the graduation application. Diplomas are not distributed on stage.

 

SERVICE LEARNING HOURS

Undergraduate degree candidates must have all Service Learning hours completed by Friday, December 2. For questions contact Sara Phillips, Experiential Learning Specialist, at phillsa@quincy.edu.

 

GRADUATION WITH HONORS 

Prior to the Academic Year 2020-21, students who maintained a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at 3.40 on all Quincy University courses completed for a baccalaureate degree are eligible for graduation with honors as follows:

Summa Cum Laude         3.75 to 4.00 GPA        –          Bonaventure Medal

Magna Cum Laude           3.55 to 3.74 GPA        –          Gold Cord

Cum Laude                       3.40 to 3.54 GPA        –          Silver Cord

Beginning in the Academic Year 2020-21, students who maintain a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.60 on all Quincy University courses completed for a baccalaureate degree are eligible for graduation with honors as follows:

Summa Cum Laude         3.90 to 4.00 GPA        –          Bonaventure Medal

Magna Cum Laude           3.75 to 3.89 GPA        –          Gold Cord

Cum Laude                       3.60 to 3.74 GPA        –          Silver Cord

These honors distinctions will be noted on the student’s transcript and the diploma. All

graduation requirements must be completed prior to Commencement for honors to be

announced at Commencement.

Refer to the Academic Catalog, page 18, for more details.

 

HONOR CORDS AND STOLES

Honor cords are worn by those who graduate with University honors, as noted above. Cords are also worn by members of academic honor societies, the Honors Program and other approved organizations.

All undergraduates wear stoles that have the QU seal. Those who have completed their nursing degree through Blessing-Reiman College of Nursing and Health Sciences will wear a stole with both the QU and BRCN seals. Undergraduates affiliated with a Greek organization that meets academic standards for membership may wear a stole representing a fraternity or sorority.

The stoles noted here are approved by the University and are the only ones allowed to be worn at Commencement.

 

 

PRESIDENT’S HONORS COLLEGE

The President’s Honors College promotes academic excellence through critical thinking, original research, exceptional writing, and public presentation of scholarship. Those students who have fulfilled the requirements of the Honors College will be announced at Commencement. Graduation from the Honors College will be noted on the student’s transcript.

The President’s Honors College began the Academic Year 2022-23 and grew out of the Honors Program.

Refer to the Academic Catalog, page 22, for more details.

 

CAPS AND GOWNS

  • Academic apparel order information is submitted through the Graduation Application.
  • All caps and gowns will be available to be picked up beginning at noon on Monday, December 5, in the Bookstore during business hours. Pick up times are:

 

Monday                                   December 5                12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday – Thursday              December 6 – 8          8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Friday                                      December 9                8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

 

TICKETS & SEATING 

Tickets are NOT required for guests to enter Pepsi Arena.

Reserved seating in Pepsi Arena is available for those with disabilities. Please contact Mary Betts at 217-228-5200, ext. 3300. Facilities for Commencement are handicap accessible.

 

LIFETOUCH SPECIAL EVENTS PHOTOGRAPHY

Click here to order photos taken during the Commencement ceremony from Lifetouch

Photography.

 

ORDER QU GRADUATION ANNOUNCEMENTS AND DIPLOMA FRAMES

To order announcements, click here and select “Quincy University” from the list, then the graduation date (only one choice) and then your degree.

Diploma frames may be ordered from the University bookstore. Click here to order.

Order as soon as possible to receive before Commencement.

 

CLASS RINGS

Click here to order a class ring from the University Bookstore.

 

GRADUATION NEWS RELEASE 

The Office of Community Relations (Francis Hall, Rm. B-37) will release a list of graduates to each student’s hometown newspaper.

If you wish to opt-out of this news release OR have your graduation announcement published to another hometown/community newspaper, please contact the Office of Community Relations at communityrelations@quincy.edu.

 

HOTEL INFORMATION

Some area hotels extend a special rate for families attending Commencement Weekend. Please make sure to mention QU Commencement when reserving rooms.

For a full listing of area accommodations, visit the Quincy Area Convention and Visitors Bureau website at www.seequincy.com.

Click here for a listing of local establishments, including hotels that provide QU discounts.

 

Any questions regarding Commencement can be directed to:

Registrar’s Office, 217-228-5432, ext. 3970,

or email registrar@quincy.edu