Wednesday, April 30, 2014

University-Wide Spring Commencement

Spring Graduates--pick up your commencement tickets from the Office of Student Services. 


Spring Commencement activities will be held on May 22 and 23, 2014.  The President will confer degrees at the campus-wide Commencement ceremony, which will begin at 10:00 am on Thursday, May 22, in the Comcast Center, and will last approximately one and a half hours.  Individual ceremonies will be held throughout the campus on Thursday afternoon and Friday.

As you make your plans to participate in these ceremonies to honor our graduates, I would like to remind you of several pertinent matters.

There will be a full processional at the campus-wide Commencement ceremony in Comcast beginning at 9:20 am.  All seats for students, faculty, and staff participating in the procession will be provided on the floor in front of the platform.   The faculty and staff are asked to assemble in academic regalia in Room 0601, The Pavilion, on the ground floor of Comcast starting at 9:00 am in order to follow the students in the processional promptly at 9:20 am.  The faculty and staff, in academic regalia, may enter Comcast by using Gate C (lower level entrance located to the right of the large staircase in front of Comcast).  A Terp Host and a volunteer will be located at the door to direct you to the Pavilion.  Coats, purses and other possessions may be left safely in the robing room during the ceremony, but I ask that you use your judgment when leaving any articles of value.

Special arrangements can be made for the participation of individuals with disabilities by contacting the Office of Special Events at campus extension 54638.

For the campus-wide ceremony, you may park in one of the surface lots or the parking garage adjacent to the Comcast Center without a special permit.

Parking on campus for the Thursday afternoon and Friday ceremonies will be free and no special permits are required.

Please encourage students to attend the full range of Commencement events:  the campus-wide ceremony on Thursday morning, as well as their individual school or college ceremony on Thursday afternoon or Friday.

Doctoral students who are participating in the ceremonies should be reminded that they must purchase the doctoral hood at the bookstore and bring it to their respective graduations for the hooding ceremony. 

For additional information regarding the Commencement ceremonies, please visit the Commencement website at

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