Yes - practice for all students will be held on Thursday, May 12 at 11:00 AM following the Graduate Toast. Students will move from Bertschi to the ACWC.
Students will receive their diplomas approximately 4-5 weeks after the Commencement Ceremony. Final graduate audits are completed two weeks after Commencement to ensure that graduates have met all core, major, and institutional requirements for graduation. A student is responsible for ensuring that all financial obligations are met and all holds removed from his or her record to avoid a delay in receiving a diploma and final transcript. Please be aware that it is ultimately a [...]
We recommend that students do not bring purses, cell phones, umbrellas, backpacks, and other items with them to Baccalaureate Mass or Commencement. There will not be anywhere to secure or lock up these items during the event.
Students can request your final transcript online two weeks after the Commencement ceremony. If you need a more immediate verification of your status, students can request a letter from the Registrar’s Office by email the office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
No, seating is first come, first seated.
The Athletic Convocation and Wellness Center has reserved wheelchair capacities on both the upper and lower level of the facility. Wheelchair seating is indicated below: Lower Level East Bleachers – 4 Lower Level West Bleachers – 4 Upper Level East – 7 Upper Level West – 6 Campus Safety will have designated drop off areas outside the front of the Athletic Convocation and Wellness Center. Please see the Parking Directions in the Commencement website for [...]
We recommend that guests plan to arrive on campus no later than 9:15 a.m. to ensure they have time to park their vehicles and arrive at the Athletic Convocation and Wellness Center well before the event begins. Seating is first come, first seated.
Commencement practice is not mandatory, but highly recommended to ensure that your special day goes off without any hitches. If you can’t come to practice, we recommend that you arrive to the Auxiliary Gym earlier on Saturday so that staff members can answer any questions you may have about the ceremony. Students should report to the Auxiliary Gym no later than 9:30 a.m. the morning of Commencement.
When you remove your hood from the bag, do not attempt to make any adjustments to the hood. The hood should be worn draped around your neck with the largest portion of the hood hanging down your back. The velvet border, which indicates your specific field of study, should be showing on the outside. The velvet should fold under on the lower back to allow the colors of the College to show. Staff members of [...]
We ask that graduates wear dress shoes, no tennis shoes; dresses, skirts and dress pants for ladies and slacks for men. No jeans please. Your attire should reflect the auspicious nature of the occasion. Please beware that each student will be walking up and down a set of stairs to cross the stage.