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Grad Finale 2024

Attention Spring Graduates (Main Campus)

Professional Studies graduates should refer to this checklist.

Southwestern College’s Grad Finale is your one-stop source for everything you’ll need to graduate—everything but the degree, that is. Your cap and gown, announcements and on-campus resources will all be in one convenient place.

After years of hard work and dedication, you’ve finally achieved one of your greatest goals. You deserve a celebration in your honor.

It is your hard work that has gotten you this far, now let us do some of the work to take the hassle out of your graduation experience. Take this opportunity to make graduation day a success and a moment you will never forget.

2024 Grad Finale
Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Location: Java Jinx
Time: 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Cap/Gown/Announcement Orders

Cap, gown, and announcements can be ordered here:

Apply for Graduation

Complete and return the application for degree by April 1:

Pay Outstanding Balances

Please make sure all outstanding balances are paid with Student Accounts:

Laptop Buy-Out

Review eligibility and process for purchasing your laptop as a graduate:

Financial Aid Exit Counseling

If you borrowed federal student loans while attending Southwestern, you will need to complete exit counseling for your loans. This guide will walk you through what to expect for repayment and even show you how you can set up a payment plan as well. Feel free to reach out to the Financial Aid office if you have any questions about the counseling.

Concerned about paying your student loans now that you are finishing school? Make an appointment with the Financial Aid office to see a personalized loan analysis. We will create an analysis based specifically on your borrowing and the trends for the degree that you completed. We can show you where you stand and what to expect for standard repayment as well as guide you through your options. 

Graduate Degree Options

Learn about Graduate Degree programs with Admissions!  If you are planning to continue your education and pursue a Master of Business Administration or a Masters in Education, the Admission staff is ready to help you start the process.  Contact them today at or by phone at (800) 846-1543 ext 6236.  We make it easy for graduating students to transition into the master's program.

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