Graduation Send Off
Graduation Send Off provides a great opportunity to take care of important details regarding your upcoming graduation at one time and in one place! You can attend in person (check your email for dates) or use this page, which pulls it all together for you.
In-Person Graduation Send Off
Wed, Apr 6, 2022 | 11 am-1 pm
Thu, Apr 7, 2022 | 4-6 pm
Verify your name and permanent address on your SOLAR account. Your diploma will be mailed to your permanent address unless you provide a different address. The name on your diploma will be the name Parkside has on record, unless you indicate a different name.
SPELLING CHANGE | To change the spelling of your diploma name, send an email to email@example.com using "Diploma name change" in the subject line.
ADDRESS CHANGE | To change your diploma mailing address, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org using "Diploma mailing address change" in the subject line.
Questions? Email email@example.com
Graduation Announcements and Class Rings
Order personalized announcements, diploma frames, class rings, and more from Jostens. Now may be the perfect time to treat yourself to some graduation gifts... or share the links with anyone who wants to send a care package your way.
Also check out the University Bookstore for more graduation gifts.
As a graduate, you are automatically a member of the Parkside Alumni Association with free membership. Get ready for alumni news, events, and other updates by email. Stay connected with UW-Parkside on social media so you don’t miss a thing.
Federal Loan Repayment
If you borrowed a federal subsidized or unsubsidized loan, you must complete exit counseling when you graduate. Complete your federal student loan Exit Counseling online.
Navigate the student loan repayment process with confidence: make payments, change repayment plans, explore options, and get help based on where you are in the process with one central federal resource.
Financial aid counseling is available by email or phone. Contact the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid during regular business hours.
Financial Education Resources
Transitioning out of college brings loads of responsibility and opportunities to take hold of every aspect of your future. Educators Credit Union provides a library of tools, tutorials, and everyday advice to help you master your personal finances.
Graduating Senior Survey
Fellow Rangers from generations of previous graduating classes have shared important information in the Graduating Student Survey. This data helps Parkside continue to deliver on its mission to support student success. Do your part by completing the survey, which can be found in SOLAR.
Professional Graduation Photos
Central Valley Studios Inc. is offering a FREE cap and gown portrait sitting at their location. The free sitting includes free proofs displayed online and on your phone after the sitting. There is no charge to be photographed and no obligation to purchase. Enlargements can be ordered by mail or website after you receive the free proofs.
Gowns, master hoods, caps, tassels, and everything you need to capture this once in a lifetime event are avaible at Central Valley Studios
Email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call (877-446-2196) to set up an appointment.
DIY Graduation Photos
If you are going the DIY route for now, University Photographer Alyssa Nepper offers up some tips for taking your best selfies celebrating you and this time. As always, we invite you to share it to Parkside social media. If you post to Instagram, use hashtag #UWParkside to join the feed on Midnight Ranger and elsewhere!
Your Parkside email account will expire 4 terms (12 months) after your last day of attendance. This includes summer session and winterim session.
As the 12 months approaches, you will be notified and reminded at 90 days, 60 days, 30 days, 14 days, 7 days, and 2 days prior to expiration.
Any questions? Please contact the Tech Bar at 262-595-2444.
Career Search and Grad School Resources
The Advising and Career Center offers Parkside graduates the same services that currently enrolled students receive. As alumni, you can request appointments, participate in on-campus recruiting, attend career fairs, and use the online career resources free of charge.
Advisors are available for virtual appointments for career search strategies, resume and cover letter assistance, and grad school exploration and preparation. Schedule an appointment on Navigate.
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