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Gifts for Graduates

Looking for that perfect Berry gift for your graduate? Check out these two options:

Cap and Gown Information

Looking to order a Cap and Gown or Academic Regalia for your graduate? Check out this option:

Frequently ASked Questions

Please go online at:   https://colleges.herffjones.com/college/_berry/  to place your order.

There is no associated cost for the cap & gown as it is included in your graduation fee.

The deadline to order is March 6th.  NO orders will be accepted after this date, and the web link to order will be closed.

If you have any questions about caps, gowns, graduation announcements and/or rings, please come by or call The Shipyard at ext. 7652.

Students who have completed all degree requirements in May 2023 and/or December 2022 are eligible to participate in the May 6 undergraduate commencement.

Student who have no more than 2 courses (8 hours) remaining and who will complete all degree requirements in the summer 2023 semester should contact the Registrar’s office to determine whether they are eligible to walk
registrar@berry.edu.

The undergraduate commencement ceremony will be held in Valhalla Stadium.

Yes, the ceremony may be viewed at https://www.berry.edu/webcast/

You may also view the livestream on campus in Krannert Ballroom, Evans Auditorium, McAllister Auditorium.

Commencement attendees may park in any parking lot on campus. ADA parking will be available in a parking lot close to the event site. There will be parking attendants to direct you.

Graduates should arrive by 8 a.m. and meet at Sister’s Theatre.

The gates to Valhalla will open at 7:30 a.m. for ADA seating ONLY.  The gates will be open to other guests at 8 a.m.

The ceremony will proceed outdoors unless there is heavy rain and/or thunderstorms. The ceremony for graduates will move indoors to the Cage in case of severe weather. Tickets will be required for entry into the Cage Arena. The number of tickets each graduate will receive will be determined closer to the event date.

There is no restriction on the number of guests for an outdoor ceremony at Valhalla Stadium. 

Should it be necessary to move indoors due to inclement weather, an allowed guest number will be determined at a later date. 

For students
Students in need of an accommodation in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act or the Rehabilitation Act, should contact Katrina Meehan at kmeehan@berry.edu no later than two weeks prior to commencement. If the student has a need that arises after this date, please call the Office of Accessibility Resources at 706.233.4080. 

For attendees
ADA parking will be available in a parking lot close to the event site. There will be parking attendants to direct you. Captioning services will also be provided during the ceremony. Attendees should plan to bring their own assistive mobility devices; however, should an attendee need to request an assistive mobility device, please reach out to our Office of Accessibility Resources at 706.233.4080 or kmeehan@berry.edu no later than 5:00pm the Thursday prior to commencement. Any last minute requests should reach out to the Office of Accessibility Resources as soon as possible.

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