Prepare to Graduate
Commencement Fairs will be held in the Bookstore on December 3, 2013 (11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.) for August & December graduates and Spring 2014 student teachers; and February 25 & 26, 2014 in the Bookstore (11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.) for all May graduation participants.
You will be able to order announcements, academic regalia, and rings, as well as find out about additional services that are available. The fairs are not mandatory but are scheduled for your convenience.
- For a preview of announcements, invitations and rings (or to order online), visit the Balfour website.
- For a preview of diploma frames, visit the Bookstore to see them in person or visit the Framing Success website.
If you can't attend the fair, caps, gowns, hoods, diploma frames and graduation gifts can be ordered directly from the Barnes & Noble at Longwood Bookstore. Shipping options are available if you are not on campus.
Barnes & Noble hours are:
- Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 7 p.m.
- Saturday and Sunday, 12 noon to 5 p.m.
Their phone number is 434.391.1240. Order limited items online by visiting the Bookstore website.
A professional photographer from Showalter Imaging Group Inc./King Photo Supply will take pictures of each graduate. You will be able to see a digital proof online within 2 days following the commencement ceremony. All photos will be uploaded to a gallery at www.king1hourphoto.com (click on "Photo Gallery" link on the website). You may then order individual portraits, packages or downloads through the company's website. They guarantee complete satisfaction with your photograph or you receive a full refund. If you have any questions, contact Showalter Imaging Group at (540) 434-0680.
Since photographs will be available, we encourage family members and guests to remain in their seats to relax and enjoy the ceremony.