Required Pre-Commencement Orientation
Thursday, May 21, 2015
A.T. Still University - Arizona
Schedule of Events
May 21, 2015
The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa
(The above links to special rates for SOMA graduates & guests).
For additional information about the required SOMA pre-commencement activities/celebrations please contact Angela Vincent, Executive Assistant to the Dean.
The following is a check-list to help ensure you will complete all requirements to participate in your ceremony:
2) Gown and Tam/Tassel
4) Guest Hooder (Optional)
All students of A.T. Still University are required to RSVP to their commencement ceremony at least 30 days before their scheduled ceremony:
Adelante Health Care (Phoenix, Arizona)
Alabama Medical Education Consortium (Troy, Alabama)
Beaufort-Jasper-Hampton Comprehensive Health Services, Inc. (Ridgeland, South Carolina)
El Rio Community Health Center (Tucson, Arizona)
Family Healthcare Network (Visalia, California)
HealthPoint (Renton, Washington)
HealthSource of Ohio (Mt. Orab, Ohio)
Lutheran Family Health Centers (Brooklyn, New York)
North Country HealthCare (Flagstaff, Arizona)
Northwestern Regional Primary Care Association (Portland, Oregon)
Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Care (Waianae, Hawaii)
Graduates are responsible for purchasing their own gown and tassel [Masters]/ tam [Doctorate] for their commencement ceremony.
Oak Hall is the preferred vendor for ATSU commencement regalia; to order navigate to Oak Hall’s online ordering system (available here). ATSU - Arizona does not have an on-campus bookstore or venue to purchase so please ensure you order from Oak Hall early to avoid additional shipping costs.
The Department of Student Affairs will purchase Master/Doctoral hoods for each graduate; these hoods will be provided during the Hooding Ceremony.
- Navigate to CB Announcements/ Balfour online (available here).
- Select Your State: Arizona
- Select Your School: A.T. Still University
- Ceremony Month: May
- Press Continue.
Guest Hooder (Optional)
Each graduate will be hooded by a member of her/his faculty at the Dean's discretion; if a Graduate has an individual she/he wants to hood them they may request that option.
Individuals meeting the following criteria may apply to be a guest hooder during the commencement ceremony:
- Guest Hooder must hold a terminal degree [i.e.: DMD, DDS, DO, MD, Ph.D., Ed.D, Au.D., C.P.A., etc.) or equivalency of the degree being conferred.
Note: members of the A.T. Still University faculty do not qualify as a guest hooder; those requests will need to be approved by your Dean's Office.
Complete the online form (accessible here) to submit your request. Note: you must access the form via your portal log-in creditials.
Each graduate will be distributed 12 tickets for her/his ceremony. If this number is not sufficient for your needs we strongly encourage soliciting colleagues who will not be utilizing their allotment.
Grad Images is the official photographer of ATSU commencement celebrations; please navigate to their web site for ordering instructions (available here).
Please note graduates will not be in the system until after the ceremony when she/he has been photographed.
Diplomas will be ordered after all grades are received at the end of the academic semester/quarter. It will tax approximately 10 to 12 weeks after your ceremony to receive your diploma.
To ensure proper delivery of your diploma contact the Office of the Registrar (available here) to make necessary updates. The Office of the Registrar also offers more details on your diploma online (here).