Columbus State University Print Logo

Graduation

Graduation

Instructions for candidates

The 2017 Spring Graduation Ceremonies will be held at the Lumpkin Center on the campus of Columbus State University.

The ceremony for the College of Education and Health Professions will be held on Friday, May 12th at 5pm. Check-in at the Student Rec Center between 3- 4 pm.

The ceremony for the College of Letters and Sciences will be held on Saturday, May 13th at 10 am. Check-in at the Student Rec Center between 8- 9 am.

The ceremony for the College of the Arts and the College of Business will be held on Saturday, May 13th at 3pm. Check-in at the Student Rec Center between 1- 2 pm.

Bookstore and photos

  • Invitations
    Invitations will be available at the CSU Bookstore (on campus) while supplies last.
  • Caps and gowns (required)
    A cap, gown and stole is required for participation in graduation ceremonies. Regalia can be ordered at CSU's Bookstore.
  • CSU gifts
    Items from the CSU Bookstore will be available for purchase before and after the ceremony.
  • Photos
    A representative from GradImages will take your picture as you cross the stage and make available online within three to seven days a complimentary proof to all students who have registered online with the company by visiting www.gradimages.com and clicking on the Pre-Event Email Registration link to designate Columbus State and the appropriate commencement date. Note that friends' and family e-mail addresses may also be entered in advance so that they receive proofs and can order prints. Orders may then be placed online at www.gradimages.com or by calling 1-800-424-3686

Diplomas

Will be mailed to all students who have completed the requirements for a degree about six weeks after the end of the term.

Dress

  • Women: Dark Dresses or pants, dark shoes
  • Men: Dark pants, dark shoes, no coats, tie optional

SOS Station

CSU's Alumni Association will operate an SOS Station to assist graduates who have questions or need items such as hair pins, safety pins, mirrors, etc.