Senior Checklist


The application for degree is an important form; this should ideally be completed before your Senior year. The form can be found in the Self Service Room on the first floor of Lincoln Hall.  

Here are some other important things to know before you graduate:
  • GradFEST is a one-stop shop for graduating seniors to take care of all their business before graduation, including verifying degree status and ordering cap, gown and invitations.


  • If you plan to go to graduate school, please submit your application for the Graduate School Application Test Fee Program as soon as possible since the money runs out quickly!  This grant money can pay up to $550 for school visits, graduate-school test fees (GRE, GMAT, etc.), and application fees for eligible students. The guidelines and forms are available in the Self-Serve Room of the Student Service Center (101 Lincoln). Additional information can be found here.
  • Graduate school loans are available from Student Financial Aid Services to students who plan to attend graduate school full time. Loans range from $500.00-$2000.00 depending on financial need. Students need to apply late spring for the following fall and announcements for the awards will be sent late summer.  All applications for assistance need to be completed in full and accompanied with the requested documentation to: Chris Thomas, chris_thomas@berea.edu or call 859-985-3320.
  • At some point you will probably need to file a transcript request.  Find out more information here.
  • Lifelong Email: Go to https://portal.microsoftonline.com and fill out information. You receiving an email from Kevin Blankenship, IS&S Staff, on your login information.
Keep checking back for more updates and resources!

Thursday, March 19

11:00am-6:00pm

Spring 2015 GradFEST

Baird Lounge

Thursday, April 23

7:00pm-9:00pm Senior Celebration Dinner Boone Tavern

Saturday, May 2

3:00pm-5:00pm

Graduation Rehearsal

Seabury Center

 5:00pm

 Senior Picnic

 TBD (Rain Site: Baird Lounge)

FAQs

Q. Are tickets required for the December graduation?
A. Yes, tickets are required for the May 2015 Commencement.

Q. Where is guest parking available?
A. Guest parking is available in the following areas:

  • Presser Hall lot
  • For those with displayed handicapped parking decals, parking is available on Campus Drive. Additional accessible parking is available in the Upper Library lot.

Note: The campus and town will be busier than usual. Please make plans to arrive early.

Q. When will DVDs of the May 2015 Commencement be available?
A. A complimentary DVD copy of the Mid-Year Recognition Service will be mailed to graduates.

Photo Albums

View images from the past Senior Celebration here.
Office Information

Office of Alumni Relations
CPO 2203
Berea, KY 40404

Phone:
Telephone: 859-985-3104
Toll-free: 866-804-0591
Fax: 859-985-3178

Email:

alumni_relations@berea.edu