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2017 Commencement Information

Commencement exercises for the Class of 2016-2017 will take place on Saturday, May 13, 2017, at the Coalfield Jamboree (old Logan Theater building), 308 Main Street, Logan, West Virginia.  Commencement will begin at 10:00a.m.  Graduation candidates must arrive by 9:00a.m

 

The featured speaker will be Ms. Ruth Lemmon, President of the West Virginia Automobile and Truck Dealers Association.  Please invite your family and friends to share this significant occasion with you.

 

CAPS, GOWNS, and HONOR CORDS: These items may be picked up at Southern’s campus bookstores located on the Logan and Williamson campuses, or the Business Offices on the Boone and Wyoming Campuses.  Please bring identification with you when picking up these items.  We recommend that you try on both your cap and gown when you pick them up and that the gown be ironed prior to commencement.  If you are not planning to participate in Commencement, then you are not required to obtain a cap and gown.

 

You may decorate your graduation cap with tasteful decorum.  Please keep in mind that indecent, obscene, or offensive decorations are prohibited, and would result in removal of your graduation cap. 

 

(NOTE:  To be designated an honor graduate, your cumulative grade point average [GPA] must be 3.40 or higher.  Since 2017 spring grades will not be calculated until after graduation, calculation for honors will be based upon your Fall 2016 cumulative GPA.  In accordance with Southern’s college catalog, students completing requirements for the associate degree and certificate programs who meet this criterion are eligible to graduate with honors.  If you have questions about honors designation, please contact me ONE WEEK PRIOR to the Commencement exercises.)

 

REHEARSAL:  For any graduation candidates who wish to attend, there will be a rehearsal of the Commencement proceedings on Friday, May 12, 2017, at 10:00a.m. at the Coalfield Jamboree.  This is not mandatory.  If your schedule – work, finals, family, etc. – does not allow you to attend, there will be instructions available prior to Commencement exercises on the morning of May 13.

 

ASSEMBLYOn Saturday, May 13, please arrive at the Coalfield Jamboree by 9:00a.m.  You will receive a name card and further instructions regarding the ceremony. 

 

PARKING:  Parking around the Coalfield Jamboree is limited.  Parking is preferred at street meters, public lots, or parking garage.  Please be cautious of private parking lots. Southern will not be responsible for unauthorized parking fees, towing, or parking tickets. 

 

SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS:  Accommodations can be arranged during Commencement exercises for any student with a disability. For seating accommodations, please contact me at 304-896-7438 or 304-896-7443 by May 10, 2017.

 

DIPLOMAS:  Only Commencement Scrolls will be given out at Commencement.  Actual diplomas are printed after final grades, grade point average, and graduation requirements have been verified.  Please phone your home campus AFTER June 30, 2017, to verify the status of diplomas.

 

Boone/Lincoln    304-307-0703

Logan                         304-896-7438

Williamson         304-236-7636

Wyoming/McDowell      304-294-2001

 

Logan and Williamson students may pick up diplomas in their campus Records Office, and students of the Boone/Lincoln and Wyoming/McDowell campuses may obtain diplomas from their campus secretary’s office.  Diplomas that are to be mailed will be mailed after June 30th.

 

Directions to Coalfield Jamboree, 308 Main Street, Logan, WV  25601:

From Boone Campus via 119 S:  36 min (32 miles)

Follow US-119 S to WV-73 E in Logan County. Take the W Virginia 73 exit from US-119 S

Take the W Virginia 73 exit toward W Virginia 10/Logan

Continue on WV-73 E. Drive to Main St in Logan

Turn left onto WV-73 E

Turn left onto Old US Hwy 119

Continue onto WV-10 S/Logan Blvd

Turn left onto Dingess St

Turn right onto Main St

Destination will be on the right

 

From Lincoln Site (Lincoln County High School) via WV-10 S:  1hr 13 min (52.2 miles)

Follow WV-10 S, then merge onto US-119 S  

Take the W Virginia 73 exit toward W Virginia 10/Logan

Turn left onto WV-73 E

Turn left onto Old US Hwy 119

Continue onto WV-10 S/Logan Blvd

Turn left onto Dingess St

Turn right onto Main St

Destination will be on the right

 

From Logan Campus via WV-73 E:  6 min (2 miles)

Follow WV-73 E

Turn left onto Old US Hwy 119

Continue onto WV-10 S/Logan Blvd

Turn left onto Dingess St

Turn right onto Main St

Destination will be on the right

 

From Williamson Campus via US-119 N/US-52 N:  36 min (31 miles)

Follow US-119 N/US-52 N

Take the West Virginia 73 exit toward West Virginia 10/Logan

Turn right onto WV-73 E

Turn left onto Old US Hwy 119

Continue onto WV-10 S/Logan Blvd

Turn left onto Dingess St

Turn right onto Main St

Destination will be on the right

 

From Wyoming Campus via WV-10 N:  1hr 16 min (48.2 miles)

Follow WV-10 N to Logan Boulevard

Turn right onto Holland Ln

Turn left onto Stratton St

Turn left onto Washington St

Turn left at the 1st cross street onto Main St

Destination will be on the right

 

DVD Orders:  Commencement will be videoed by Southern’s Communications Department.  Orders for DVDs MUST BE PREPAID and will be mailedThe cost is $15.00 each, and you may pay by cash, check, VISA, or MasterCard.  To purchase a copy, contact Chris Lawson at the Williamson Campus Communications Department at 304-236-7631.