Commencement 2020

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Commencement

How do I check my commencement status?

If you have questions about where you stand regarding commencement (i.e., number of credits, required course work, etc.) contact the Registrar’s Office by e-mail at

How do I get my cap and gown?

For traditional, on-campus students, academic regalia (caps, gowns and hoods) needed to be ordered online by March 22, 2020. For those residential students that ordered caps and gowns, they should have been available to you the week of May 5-10, 2020, when you came to move out of the residence halls.

For graduate, online, and off-campus students, academic regalia (caps, gowns and hoods) needed to be ordered online by March 22, 2020 and should have been mailed directly to the student’s home address.

If you had any difficulty receiving your cap and gowns, please reach out to the Dean of Student Affairs, Andrew Pollom, for further assistance.


How do I get my gold honors and honors society cords?

Gold honors cords (cum laude, magna cum laude, summa cum laude - see the Franklin Pierce University catalog for Latin honors requirements at http://www.franklinpierce.edu/academics/catalog/) were included with your regalia for those that received them. Honors society cords will be mailed to students by their respective societies.

When will I receive more information about the 2020 Commencement Ceremony?

The University is planning to communicate approximately mid-May on what the plans will be for honoring our 2020 graduates. Once information is received, the website and the FAQs will be updated to share the most accurate information for families and graduates.

When will I get my diploma?

Your diploma will be mailed to your home (if you are financially clear) approximately six to eight weeks after commencement or four weeks after receipt of your final grades. In order to ensure that you receive your diploma in a timely fashion, please make sure that the Registrar's Office has your correct home address. If you have recently moved, you may contact the Registrar's Office at (603) 899-4068 or with your new address for correct delivery of your diploma.

If you have additional questions that are not answered here, please email the Dean of Student Affairs, Andrew Pollom, for further assistance.

 

What link do I use to upload my photo for the Virtual Commencement Ceremony?

A photo can be uploaded at the following link: https://franklinpierceuniversity.smugmug.com/upload/dmM7B8/VirtualGrads

For photos to be used successfully, please adhere to the following requirements:

  1. When uploading your photo, please save the image titled Last Name, First Name (Example, Smith, John, not John Smith) so we can assure it is matched up correctly in the ceremony.
  2. Vertically Oriented photos are preferred.
  3. JPEG or PNG format preferred.
  4. Please only one photo per graduate. A ‘selfie’ or single shot of the graduate is preferred. Please refrain from sharing group photos.
  5. Please upload you photo(s) by 11:59pm on Sunday June 28th, 2020.
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