Welcome to the alumni experience! Countdown to Commencement is a one-stop-shop for graduating seniors to take care of all of the last minute details before graduation. Last minute payments, cap and gown, photos, Marshall gear and more, Countdown to Commencement has become a popular event for seniors. The Marshall University Alumni Association will be there to help in guiding graduates from the student experience to the alumni experience with special offers, guidance and a free graduation gift!