Portland Graduation: The Meeting
During the graduation meeting, we covered a variety of topics including regalia, the application to graduate, and graduation requirements. All of the items that we discussed are covered within this website.
If you missed the meeting, please take the time to read the following information, as well as each of the "Everything You Need to Know About..." pages and the information on the main graduation page.
Once you turn it in, Ryan Hollister will add your name to the list of graduates, he'll include you on all graduation-related emails, he'll order your regalia and your diploma, and he'll charge the graduation fee. Then, he'll do a preliminary graduation audit to ensure that you've completed (or will complete) all of the requirements for your program. He'll pass that preliminary audit to the registrar, Dr. Reid Kisling, who will do the official audit. Once the official audit is complete you'll receive a copy of the audit via email from Ryan Hollister.
The graduation fee is charged to your student account as a fall charge if you are graduating in the fall, and as a spring charge if you are graduating in the spring or summer. You should pay your graduation fee at the time it's charged to your student account, and no later than April 1. The fee is applied towards the costs of your diploma, the graduation audit, the banquet tickets, and much more. However, the fee that we charge is much less than the actual costs for you to graduate. The majority of the costs are covered by the Seminary. As a result, we ask even students who are graduating in absentia to pay the fee.
During the graduation meeting, we passed out the Graduation Information Memo. Please read this memo carefully and notify the Registrar's Office if you have any questions.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Ryan Hollister.