Dates to Remember

February 3, 2015

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS ONLY: Deadline for filing a May 2015 Degree Request and Commencement Participation form with the Registrar’s Office. To download the form, visit and select the “Degree Request and Commencement Participation” form in the “Degree Related Forms” section. For more information, contact the Registrar’s Office at

February 16-20 & March 2-6, 2015

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS ONLY: Senior Portrait Sessions. To schedule: visit (School code 259) or call 1-800-OUR-YEAR (687-9327).
Location: HUB 031

March 6, 2015

Graduates Day, 9 a.m.–3 p.m., HUB Courtroom

  • Pick up cap, gown, and graduate student hood. Note: Students also may pick up regalia at the PSU Bookstore beginning March 16 (through May 8) or at an event on April 2 from 4 to 7 p.m. in Concord (see details below). Students may also have their regalia mailed to them through the PSU Bookstore (see details below).
  • Pick up your tickets to the ceremony
  • Order announcement cards.
  • Attend Federal Stafford and Perkins Loan mandatory counseling sessions.
  • Pick up Alumni Association benefits package.
  • Have your resume reviewed by Career Services or Human Resources.
  • UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS ONLY: Pick up Senior Week itinerary.

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March 16–May 8, 2015

Cap, gown, and graduate student hood pick-up at the PSU Bookstore in the HUB. You also may request that the PSU Bookstore mail your regalia to you. Call the PSU Bookstore at (603) 535-2266 to place your order. A $7.50 shipping and handling fee will apply.

April 1, 2015

GRADUATE STUDENTS ONLY: Students who expect to complete degree requirements between now and August 2015 and would like to participate in the May ceremony must petition by April 1 at the latest. Please note that all students must petition to graduate whether or not they plan to participate in the May ceremony. To download the petition form, which includes important information on conferral dates and deadlines, visit: and select the “Petition for MA, MAT, MBA, MEd, MS, CAGS, and EdD Degree Conferral” form in the “Degree/Program Completion Forms” section. Once the completed petition form (and payment, if submitting late) has been received, a memorandum of missing requirements will be e-mailed. This memorandum outlines any outstanding requirements that must be met prior to degree conferral. A signed copy of the memorandum must be returned to the College of Graduate Studies. For more information, contact the graduate degree auditor.

April 2, 2015

Regalia Pick-up, 4-7 p.m., College of Graduate Studies location at 2 Pillsbury Street in Concord. Alumni Relations, Bookstore, and Financial Aid representatives will also be on hand to answer any questions you may have.

May 4–8, 2015


May 8, 2015

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS ONLY-Undergraduate students are required to attend a mandatory Commencement rehearsal on Friday, May 8, 2015. All undergraduate students who are participating in Commencement are to report to the track room at the PE Center at 2 p.m.

May 15, 2015

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS ONLY: Spring Convocation, 4 p.m., Silver Center

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS ONLY: Senior Bon Voyage Dinner, 6 p.m., HUB courtroom.

May 16, 2015

PSU Commencement Ceremony, 10 a.m.

Panther Commencement Luncheon, 12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m., Prospect Dining Hall