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2022 Commencement Schedule of Events

Please check frequently for updates.

SATURDAY

MAY 7

SATURDAY MAY 7

COMMENCEMENT EXERCISES 6:00 PM
Huntingdon College Green
(Graduates should arrive by 4:00 p.m. and meet in Flowers Hall Ligon Chapel) As of 3/9/22, there will not be a limit on the number of guests for  Commencement as the ceremony is planned for outdoors. Mask optional for ceremony. Please be aware that the College will continue to adjust protocols based on current conditions and experience. If there is a decision made to limit the number of guests allowed per student and/or require mask to attend Commencement, the website will be updated accordingly.

Inclement Weather Plans

SATURDAY

MAY 7

SATURDAY MAY 7

COMMENCEMENT EXERCISES 6:00 PM
Catherine Dixon Roland Student Center
(Graduates should arrive by 4:00 p.m. and meet in the Catherine Dixon Roland Arena) As of 3/9/22, there will not be a limit on the number of guests for Commencement in Roland Arena. Mask optional for ceremony. Please be aware that the College will continue to adjust protocols based on current conditions and experience. If there is a decision made to limit the number of guests allowed per student and/or require mask to attend Commencement, the website will be updated accordingly.

Village Photographers & The Grad Team are pleased to be the official graduation photographers for your ceremony! We will be at Huntingdon

College’s Graduation Ceremony on May 7, 2022.

We will take pictures of every graduate at the ceremony. There is NO FEE for this service and NO OBLIGATION TO ORDER. Free proofs will be sent by mail and email about a week after the ceremony.

To ensure that Village Photographers & The Grad Team have the correct address information, please sign up online. Registration for proofs must be completed prior to graduation day. Multiple e-mail and mailing addresses may be registered.

Just go to http://regis.viewyour.photos/direct/67647/27149990 to register.

You may also contact Village Photographers by email at info@villagephotographers.com or by phone at 334-821-9196. Thank you!

FAQs

The College’s Commencement will be held at 6:00 p.m. Saturday, May 7th, 2022 on the Green (in case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held in the College’s Catherine Dixon Roland Student Center). If you decide not to participate in the Commencement ceremony, you need to contact the Office of the Registrar as soon as possible.

In Narrow Lane, Smith, or Wilson parking lots. Campus Map

Yes. All degree candidates, except those excused from Commencement exercises, are required to meet for practice on Saturday at 4:00 p.m. in Flowers Hall Ligon Chapel.

Participants must arrive and be seated by 4PM fully dressed in graduation regalia which includes your cap, gown, hood, and tassel.

Due to the existing pandemic this year, there will not be a Baccalaureate Service associated with the May 2022 Commencement.

The graduation gowns are black which means you can wear whatever color you want underneath. Because your neck and feet will show, we ask men to wear ties and men and women to wear “dress” shoes. When you pick your outfit, keep in mind that the Commencement takes place outdoors on the Green. Shoe selection is very important for your comfort.

Evening Studies graduates will be assessed a non-refundable graduation fee of $50. This fee will be posted to the student account of every Evening Studies graduate (even those not participating in the Commencement ceremony).

Caps, gowns, tassels and hoods are required to participate in the Commencement ceremony. All orders should be placed online by April 1, 2022 at herff.ly/hc – The Scarlet and Gray Shop (334-833-4482) should be contacted if you miss the deadline.

Graduation announcements and invitations can be ordered from any printing company you choose. However, the Huntingdon College Bookstore works with an Herff Jones for this purpose. All orders should be placed online by April 1, 2022 at herff.ly/hc.

We receive many requests for special accommodations each graduation and, unfortunately, we can’t make reservations for seating. Families and friends of graduates are welcome to arrive at 4:00 p.m. and “hold” their seats by occupying the chairs. Reserving seats by putting up string or other materials to block off seats is not permitted and will be removed by the College.

We plan to webcast the Commencement ceremony. The link will be available at the beginning of this page for you to share with your family and friends who are not able to attend. 

Village Photographers of Auburn, AL takes photos of each graduate as they receive their diploma. Families will have an opportunity to view and purchase these photos later.

The determination regarding who will be awarded graduation honors is not made until the day before Commencement. The distinction is announced as the student marches across the stage, and both the diploma and transcript make special note of the honor. There is no additional regalia for students who graduate with honors.

Please note that the processional march of the candidates is approximately 500 yards long and walking down steps is required. (For inclement weather walking down and climbing stairs is required.) If you do not believe you will be able to march in the full procession, or if your guest should need to request reasonable services or accommodations for the day of Commencement, email registrar@hawks.huntingdon.edu, or call the Registrar’s Office (334-833-4431) as soon as possible. 

Guests who you have requested special accommodations for should contact security at (334) 324-6565 upon parking their vehicle and security will assist them with getting to the commencement venue. 

If you have received a Federal TEACH Grant or borrowed under the Federal Stafford Loan Program or Federal Perkins Loan Program, you must complete an exit interview before being cleared for graduation. These can be done online at https://studentaid.gov (for Federal Stafford/Direct Loans), https://heartland.ecsi.net (for Federal Perkins Loans) and https://studentaid.gov/ (for Federal TEACH grant). Please contact the Student Financial Services Office at (334) 833-4428 if you need assistance. If you have taken out student loans during the course of your undergraduate studies and plan to attend graduate school, be sure to contact your lender(s) to request an in-school deferment to postpone repayment until after graduate school.

Please visit https://studentaid.gov. This website contains your loan information including your Lender, Servicer, Guarantee agency, interest rates, accumulated interest and balances. Please note that Huntingdon College does not retain the information provided by studentaid.gov. Therefore, please refer to the website to gather data about your loans.

To have a transcript released, all financial obligations must be settled with the Office of Student Financial Services, and you cannot be defaulted on your student loans. To make inquires or payments call the Student Financial Services Office at (334) 833-4428, email sfs@hawks.huntingdon.edu, or visit the office in Wilson 108.

For Summer 2021, Fall 2021, and Spring 2022 graduates, the Office of the Registrar will mail your diploma the week following graduation using USPS certified return receipt to the address indicated in the graduation application (if it matches the current address we have on record).

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