2013 Commencement Information
Commencement Dates and Locations
Saturday, May 11, 2013
INTRUST Bank Arena, 500 E Waterman, Wichita KS - www.intrustbankarena.com
Combined undergraduate and graduate ceremony, includes graduate hooding
Cap, Gown and Hood
Pre-ordered regalia is now available for pickup at the University Bookstore. If you pre-ordered, you will be notified when your order arrives for pickup. Topeka, Lenexa and online grads, please email shipping instructions to email@example.com. Cost for a complete set of graduation regalia is $45 for bachelor's and $96 for master's (plus local sales tax and $7.50 for shipping, if required) payable at the time of delivery to you.
If you missed the pre-order deadline, YOU CAN PURCHASE REGALIA starting April 25, 2013, at the University Bookstore. If you are participating in the Topeka ceremony, you can purchase and have regalia shipped to you starting that week also. Cost for a complete set of graduation regalia is $45 for bachelor's and $96 for master's (plus local sales tax and $7.50 for shipping, if required).
All graduates are invited to order graduation announcements, class rings and other commencement items via the Jostens portal for Friends University at college.jostens.com.
Contact the Bookstore for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-800-794-6945, ext. 5869.
Live Stream and Tweeting
For those who are not able to attend the commencement ceremony in Wichita but would still like to watch a loved one receive his or her diploma, the University will be streaming the event live on its website. Click here to view the live stream.
In addition, friends and family can tweet messages of congratulations to their graduates that will be shown on the large screen at the Wichita event. Live tweeting will occur 30 minutes before the ceremony and while graduates are crossing the stage. To participate, sign into Twitter and use this hashtag: #FriendsUGrads.
GradImages is Friends University's official Commencement photographer. Friends University provides GradImages with your email and mailing addresses. You can also register your contact information (and the contact information of up to six friends and family members) by clicking here. Proofs will be sent to your home and via email within five days of graduation. Pictures can be ordered online, by phone or by mail. GradImages can be contacted at 800-261-2576 or www.gradimages.com.
Professionally produced DVDs of the Wichita ceremonies are available from Kent Audio Visual for $15 each. Please contact Kent Audio Visual for more information at 316-262-4487, and reference your Friends University graduation ceremony.