Commencement Tips

Commencement is one of the most exciting days of your life, but there's some planning involved! Here are a few tips to make sure the big day goes off without a hitch:

1) WEAR THE RIGHT FOOTWEAR

We recommend wedges, flats, or (worst case scenario) cute galoshes. Heels can be problematic, as they sink into the turf and can get hung up on the steps going up to the stage. If you're in need of new shoes, we also recommend purchasing through Amazon Smile, which will give a percentage of your shoe purchase to the CBU annual fund!

2) SIGN UP FOR COMMENCEMENT ANNOUNCEMENTS VIA TEXT MESSAGING

In addition to announcing on social media and the commencement website page, you can also receive text message alerts by texting "BUCS" to 313131

3) SHOW UP ON TIME

Participating graduates are expected to be at CANALE ARENA by 8:30 a.m. to line up by school/major. It is imperative for students to arrive on time so that the ceremony moves on in an expedient manner. 

4) LOOK GOOD AHEAD OF TIME

Immediately after you receive your diploma on stage, you will be prompted to pause for a photo as you walk off to the left of the stage. If you would like to purchase that photo, you can do so through http://www.gradimages.com/Preregistration

Grad Images is also offering a coupon for $5 off if you register BEFORE the ceremony. 

5) KNOW YOUR WAY AROUND CAMPUS

Whether you'll be on campus for the first or five thousandth time, parking happens a bit different on Commencement Day. Acquaint yourself with the official Commencement Day map to get started: