Announcements. You may purchase 2013 graduation announcements from
Mitra Motlagh, Mark Baker or Ryan Hollister in Armstrong Hall. They are packaged in groups
of five, and cost $5 per package. Each announcement comes with a small
card on which to write your name and degree program, along with an inner
and outer envelope. If you cannot come to campus to purchase your announcements,
please contact Mitra Motlagh. She can mail your announcements if you are willing to pay
for the shipping costs. Announcements are sold on a first-come, first-served
basis until Western Seminary sells out.
Personalized Announcements. These can be purchased directly from Jostens. They have your
name and degree printed in them, but they are a bit more expensive (there's
a required minimum order of 25 announcements; additional
announcements are available in increments of five). These and other
related items can be ordered directly from Jostens.
Etiquette. Jostens has published some helpful information regarding announcement
Announcing your graduation is not only good etiquette, it is also
a useful networking tool. Announcements
are intended only to spread the good news. You may write "No
gifts, please" at the bottom if you wish to dispel the notion
of any obligation for gift giving.
Envelopes (announcements come with two)
The outer envelope, with the gummed flap, is the mailing envelope.
It should be hand addressed as legibly as you can using black or blue
ink. The inner envelope, without the gummed flap, holds the announcement.
Address it informally:
Aunt Cindy and Uncle Frank
Fay and Steve
Mr. John Smithers
in smaller envelope, folded edge inserted first, with the announcement
front facing the flap. You may fasten the flap using a foil etiquette
seal, or leave it un-tucked.
inner envelope into the mailing envelope with its flap facing the
mailing address side.
Send your graduation announcements before or after the actual commencement
ceremony. The announcement is not meant to replace an invitation,
it is meant to spread the good news of your accomplishment.