Graduate Preparation Timeline

Below is a timeline to help graduating students and families complete the necessary steps prior to Commencement.

Questions? Visit the FAQs page, contact the Student Affairs Office at or 610-606-4680, or contact the Registrar’s Office at or 610-740-3765.

Commencement 2015



December 1

December 31

  • Update email address and any other outdated information on MyCedarCrest


January - March


February 3 & 4


March 16

March 25

March 29

  • Deadline to reserve cap & gown online (site closes at 11:59 p.m.)


April 10

Week of April 11

  • Reserve tickets for Commencement - an email will be sent when the ticketing website opens


Early May

May 8-14

  • Senior Week - check your email for details about events from the Senior Class

May 11

May 13

May 14

May 20

Graduation Application-Registrar's Form

All graduating students must be deemed academically eligible to participate in Commencement by first submitting the Graduation Application. The Registrar’s Office will review the application to determine eligibility. As the deadline to participate in the May 2016 Commencement Ceremony was December 1, 2015, students who have not completed this application must do so immediately.

The Graduation Application is located on MyCedarCrest on the Registrar’s tab.

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Commencement Attendance Form

All graduating students who plan to participate must RSVP using the Commencement Attendance Form in MyCedarCrest under the "Student Affairs" tab no later than April 10, 2016.

This is the mandatory form to confirm your attendance for Baccalaureate and Commencement.

If you do not RSVP before the deadline, you will NOT be guarenteed 6 tickets!

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Graduate Survey

Cedar Crest College's Career Planning Center asks all graduates to complete the Career Planning/Alumnae Affairs survey. The survey's purpose is to learn about your post-graduation plans and how you used career planning services during college. The survey is easy, fast, and confidential. This information is valuable to academic departments, employers, and future students and families. Data is used by the College to respond to inquiries, to change programs and services, and to connect with alumni.

The survey link will be sent to all graduates.

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Settling Fees and Outstanding Balances

All graduating students must verify that their accounts are clear. Any outstanding balance must be paid in full by May 1, 2016, in order to receive a diploma. Students may have outstanding balances due to late fees or fines.

Please contact Student Financial Services at 610-606-4602 or with any questions.

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Loan Exit Counseling

Federal regulations require loan borrowers to complete Loan Exit Counseling in order to make borrowers aware of their rights and responsibilities.

Students will receive more information from Student Financial Services. Please call 610-606-4602 or with any questions.

Options for completing online:


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