Graduation Fair 2019

Date: March 13th & 14th

Time: 1:00- 6:00 PM Both Days

Location: Coliseum

Fair Directory Map (PDF)

  • Purchase your cap and gown (a discount will be offered until March 15th)
  • Apply for graduation if you have not done so already at one of our Registrar computer stations
  • Get information about ordering:
    • Invitations/Announcements
    • Class rings
    • Photos
    • Frames
  • Sign up for Alumni Services
  • Get information about Graduate Admissions and graduate programs
  • Have your resume critiqued by Career Services
  • Speak with a Financial Aid representative about options for repaying student loans

  

  • Graduation Fair Fequently Asked Questions
    • Who should attend the 2019 Graduation Fair?
      Who should attend the 2019 Graduation Fair?

      Spring 2019, Summer 2019, and Fall 2019 graduation candidates

    • I can’t attend the Graduation Fair, how do I get information about Commencement and the fair vendors?
      I can’t attend the Graduation Fair, how do I get information about Commencement and the fair vendors?

      The Graduation Fair serves as an event where students can have most of their graduation and commencement needs met all in one place. If students cannot attend, they will be able to find information about Commencement and general information on the Graduation webpages. Please visit the following pages:

      • Commencement Ceremony Information
      • Information about attire, tickets, invitations (Pub & Print), photographs (Village Photographers), class rings (Herff Jones), etc…
      • Undergraduate Students
      • Information about applying for graduation, application deadlines, Alumni Services, etc…
      • Graduate Students
      • Information about applying for graduation, application deadlines, Alumni Services, etc…
      • Diploma Information
      • Information about size of diplomas, diploma mailing, ordering duplicate/replacement diplomas, etc…
      • Academic Calendars
      • Calendars contain future graduation dates, etc…. Note: Graduation dates are set semesters in advance. The President’s Office sets graduation times 1 ½ to 2 months prior to each ceremony. Once they have announced an upcoming ceremony time, it can be viewed on the Commencement Ceremony Information page. 



    • Is the Graduation Fair the only day to order caps and gowns?
      Is the Graduation Fair the only day to order caps and gowns?

      Students can order caps and gowns at any time from the UWG Bookstore. The UWG Bookstore, however, does offer a discount for students ordering regalia during the Graduation Fair. For more information about the discount, please contact the UWG Bookstore.

    • I don’t intend to march in the Commencement Ceremony, do I need to attend the Graduation Fair?
      I don’t intend to march in the Commencement Ceremony, do I need to attend the Graduation Fair?

      The Graduation Fair is not a mandatory event. Students can still benefit from the information given out during the Graduation Fair regardless of marching status. Representatives will be available to help you sign up for Alumni Services, assist with resume critique, provide information about Graduate programs, and more….

    • Can I pick up Honor Cords at the Graduation Fair?
      Can I pick up Honor Cords at the Graduation Fair?

      Latin Honors (cum, magna, or summa) Cords are not available during the Graduation Fair. Students who receive Honors for their upcoming Commencement Ceremony will be notified 1 ½ to 2 months before Commencement. At that time, their name will be sent to the UWG Bookstore and they will be able to purchase cords. For more information about Latin Honors, students can review the Graduation Policies page. For all other non-Latin Honors cords or stoles, please contact the organization or society that will be issuing this regalia for more information.

    • Can I pick up graduation tickets at the Graduation Fair?
      Can I pick up graduation tickets at the Graduation Fair?

      Commencement tickets are not given out during the Graduation Fair. Graduating students will be emailed with information about when they can pick up their tickets 1 ½ to 2 months before the Commencement Ceremony. For more information, please review the Commencement Ceremony Information page.

    • If I miss this Graduation Fair, will there be another one?
      If I miss this Graduation Fair, will there be another one?

      The Graduation Fair is only held once a year (typically in early spring).

    • What should I bring to the Graduation Fair?
      What should I bring to the Graduation Fair?

      We recommend students bring their student ID and money if they intend to purchase any items.

    • Do I have to stay at the event during the entire five hours? 
      Do I have to stay at the event during the entire five hours?

      Students are not required to stay for the duration of the fair. Students will be able to walk around and speak with vendors at their leisure.

    • Do I need an invitation to attend this event?
      Do I need an invitation to attend this event?

      All students who are graduating during one of 2019 graduation terms are welcome to come to the fair. Students are not required to have received an invitation to take part in this event.

  • Fair Vendors
  • Apply for Graduation

    Students do not have apply for graduation before they attend the fair, but we highly recommend that students review the application deadlines.

    Computers will be set up at the Registrar's table for students to apply for graduation.

    For more information about applying for graduation and graduation application deadlines, please review the Apply for Graduation section on the following pages:

    All student are required to submit a graduation application and fee regardless of Commencement Ceremony participation. Students will not be awarded a degree if they have not submitted an application and fee.