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Commencement Week Schedule

The 2014 commencement week will occur May 12-17

**Due to the large number of expected graduates, a maximum of SIX tickets for Commencement Convocation 2014 will be given to each participating graduate. Graduates may pick up tickets in the Registrar's office starting Tuesday, April 22, after completing the online graduating student survey. Guests without tickets are welcome to watch the ceremony on campus on closed circuit television in our Cougar's Den in the Bank's Center. The ticket limit is necessary to maintain fire safety regulations.

Click here to download the complete May 2014 commencement week flyer (pdf).

Click here to download reservation tickets for the 2014 commencement luncheon, residence hall occupancy, and more (pdf).

 

Monday 12

All day (8:30am-4:30pm) - Pick Up Caps and Gowns through May 19 in the Bookstore

Tuesday 13

All day (8:30am-4:30pm) - Pick Up Caps and Gowns in the Bookstore

Wednesday 14

All day (8:30am-4:30pm) - Pick Up Caps and Gowns in the Bookstore

Thursday 15

All day (8:30am-4:30pm) - Pick Up Caps and Gowns in the Bookstore

Friday 16

All day (8:30 am-4:30 pm) - Pick Up Caps and Gowns in the Bookstore

(10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.) - Check- In for Graduates and Families, Alumnae/McGowan Hall staying on campus for the weekend.

1:00 p.m. Commencement Rehearsal, Lemmond Theater- All graduates, unless excused by the Vice President of Academic Affairs, must attend the commencement rehearsal and ceremony. Graduates are to have their own caps and gowns for rehearsal, which may be picked up at the book store.

3:00 p.m. Class Photographs, Anderson Center- Following rehearsal, the entire class will be photographed as a group in the Anderson Center. Caps and gowns are required.

5:00 p.m. Awards Ceremony, Lemmond Theater- For graduates and guests Award recipients will be notified prior to the event. No tickets required for admission.

Saturday 17

9:30-11:30 a.m.- Check- Out of Residence Halls

10:00 a.m. - Anderson Center Doors Open

10:30 a.m. -Baccalaureate Mass, Anderson Center- Graduates and families of all faiths are welcome to participate in this special liturgy, which is par of our Catholic and Mercy Tradition. No tickets are required for admission.

12 p.m. - Anderson Doors Close.Please do not leave any items behind or attempt to save specific seats. No guests or personal items (including jackets or blankets on chairs) can remain in the Anderson Center while the building is closed.

12:00 - Noon - Commencement Lunch, Banks Student Life Center- No charge for graduates; $9.00 charge for each guests. Tickets are required. Contact the bookstore at (570) 674-6271.

12:45 p.m - Anderson Center Doors Open

1:15 p.m. Line up for Commencement, Lemmond Theater

2:00 p.m. - Commencement Convocation, Anderson Center- Tickets are required for admission. There is a limit of six tickets per graduate and may be picked up in the Bookstore beginning Tuesday, April 22. Graduates should complete the online graduating student survey prior to picking up their admission tickets.

 

Schedule Details 

Friday, May 16, 2014

Commencement Rehearsal - 1:00 p.m.

All graduates, unless excused by the Vice President of Academic Affairs, must attend the commencement rehearsal and ceremony. Graduates are to have their own caps and gowns for rehearsal, which may be picked up at the book store. Procession and seating will be according to degree conferred. The order will be: BA, BS, BSW, MS, MSOT, MSPT, MSN and DPT.

Class Photographs - 3:00 p.m.

Following rehearsal, the entire class will be photographed as a group in the Anderson Center. Caps and gowns are required.

Awards Ceremony - 5:00 p.m.

For graduates and guests. Award recipients will be notified prior to the event. No tickets are required for admission in Lemmond Theater.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

 

Baccalaureate Mass in Anderson Center - 10:30 AM

Commencement Lunch - 12:00 PM

 

Line Up for Commencement Convocation in Lemmond Theater - 1:15 PM

 

Commencement Convocation in the Anderson Center - 2:00 PM

Please note that the Anderson Center is open on Commencement day at 10 a.m. for Mass that begins at 10:30 a.m. The Anderson Center closes immediately after Mass (noon) and opens for guests again at 12:45 p.m. No guests or personal items (including jackets or blankets on chairs) can remain in the Anderson Center while the building is closed.

  • Any graduate or family member or guest of a graduate who requires disability service arrangements such as parking, should notify the Dean of Students' Office at 674-6238 as soon as this guide is received.

Guests will not be allowed to interrupt graduates' procession into Anderson Center. Late arrivals will be seated after graduates are in the building. A capacity crowd is expected.

The University has employed a photographer to take individual photographs of each student receiving his or her diploma. Click here for details on ordering individual photos. 

A DVD of the entire ceremony will also be made available for purchase. Click here for details on DVD ordering.