Graduate Preparation Timeline

Contact Commencement@frontier.edu for questions.

WHEN?

WHAT?

WHO?

HOW?

NOW

Make sure that we have your current contact info AND watch the Commencement pages on the Banyan Tree portal for updates

All eligible students & graduates who plan to participate in Commencement

• Currently enrolled students, please verify contact info in Self-Service
• Recent graduates, please complete this Alumni update form

NOW

Plan your headshot photo to submit for the ceremony slide to be displayed as you cross the stage. NOTE: prepare your photo now so that you'll have the file ready to upload in mid-July when you receive your RSVP link

All eligible students & graduates who plan to participate in Commencement

See "Ceremony Slide Submission Guidelines" under the "Register Your Attendance" section of the portal and arrange to have a photo taken if you don't already have one. Instructions for uploading the photo will be sent with an RSVP link and instructions in July.

mid-April, 2022

Save-the-Date with initial ceremony details will be sent via email

All potential student & graduate attendees - see Eligibility Criteria for details

Flyer will be sent to those whose degree was conferred after 9-24-21 AND those on track to complete their program based on Spring course enrollment, AND...

Alumni graduates whose degrees were conferred between 9-28-19 and 9-24-21 (virtual ceremonies were held and alumni graduates are invited back to attend in-person on 9-24-22)

mid-July, 2022

RSVP link and instructions will be sent via email

All eligible students & graduate attendees - see Eligibility Criteria for details

Watch your FNU inbox; follow instructions to upload photo and complete your ceremony slide

at least 6 weeks prior to event

Order cap & gown via Jostens online store

All eligible students & graduates who plan to participate in Commencement

See "Regalia" section on portal for instructions; leave plenty of time for possible shipping delays

Aug 26, 2022

Last day to RSVP

All eligible students & graduates who plan to participate in Commencement

Upload your photo to MarchingOrder online slide builder site (link included in RSVP email – coming in July)

Aug 27 – Sept 24, 2022

Students who miss the Aug 26 RSVP deadline must contact commencement@frontier.edu for further participation guidance.

All eligible graduates not RSVP’d by Aug 26

Contact Commencement@frontier.edu with “late RSVP request” in your subject line.

Sept 1, 2022

UPDATE: Event Day Instructions were released via email to all who RSVPd & also posted on the "Ceremony Details" portal page

All those planning to participate

See "Ceremony Details" section for instructions about check-in, lineup & processional, etc.

Sept 24, 2022

Commencement - 1:00 pm EST at Rupp Arena in Lexington, KY

Registered graduates and their guests; faculty & staff

Be sure to arrive on time for check-in and lineup -- see "Ceremony Details" section for details