Yes, tickets are necessary for the undergraduate ceremonies. There is a five-ticket limit per student for the ceremonies so that we can be sure that all guests can be seated in the SERC House of Fields. You will not be able to claim tickets until you have submitted the online Application for Graduation, due April 8. A limited amount of additional tickets may be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis, depending on availability.
Due to building occupancy code and to ensure the safety of our guests, all persons entering the SERC House of Fields must have a ticket, except for those under two years of age. Any child under two must sit on the lap of an accompanying adult.
For guests without tickets, we are offering an on-campus alternate viewing location in the Jim and John Vlogianitis Gymnasium in Tuttle, where the ceremonies will be streamed live. Or, for those with friends and family that are unable to come to campus, the undergraduate ceremonies will be streamed live on the College’s website. Your friends and family will be able to watch you graduate from anywhere in the world. Make sure you invite them to join us!
No, tickets are not needed for the graduate ceremony. For those with friends and family that are unable to come to campus, the graduate ceremony will be streamed live on the College’s website. Your friends and family will be able to watch you graduate from anywhere in the world. Make sure you invite them to join us!
Interpreting services will be provided on stage for the deaf/hard of hearing during the graduate and undergraduate ceremonies. Two large video screens on either side of the stage will enhance your ceremony viewing.
Students with disabilities should contact the Office for Students with Disabilities at (585) 395-5409 by April 22.
For the graduate and undergraduate ceremonies, mobility impaired guests can be dropped off in the loop outside the SERC main entrance. The loop will close at the end of the ceremony and reopen after guests have exited SERC. Guests may use the main entrance or the side entrance to enter the SERC House of Fields. Drivers can park in lots V or V-1. There will be limited handicapped parking available in lot V for cars with official handicap identification.
Guests with disabilities should plan to arrive early for the best seating availability. For guests with wheelchairs, walkers, or other mobility impairments that are unable to navigate the bleachers, ground-level seating will be available. This seating is limited, and we ask that our mobility impaired guests choose one family member to accompany them in the reserved seating. This seating is first come, first served.
If you plan on attending the Commencement ceremony in May 2013, the online Application for Graduation must be submitted no later than April 8, to ensure that your name will appear in the Commencement program. If you have any questions, feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Diplomas and a Commencement program will be mailed during late summer, once all requirements for graduation are confirmed.
You can purchase your cap and gown starting April 3, at the Barnes & Noble College Bookstore. Sizes are determined by height. For an undergraduate set of cap, gown, and tassel the cost is $45.98. A master’s set with hood is $62.98. The CAS sash also is available to purchase at the cost of $19.98.
Students in the graduate ceremony must be assembled inside the Tuttle North Ice Arena by 4:15 pm. Guests should be seated in the SERC House of Fields by 4:45 pm. The ceremony starts promptly at 5 pm.
Students in the morning undergraduate ceremony must be assembled inside the Tuttle North Ice Arena by 8 am. Guests should be seated in the SERC House of Fields by 8:30 am. The ceremony starts promptly at 9 am.
Students in the afternoon undergraduate ceremony must be assembled inside the Tuttle North Ice Arena by 1:30 pm. Guests should be seated in the SERC House of Fields by 1 pm. The ceremony starts promptly at 2:30 pm.
For your safety, flat shoes are recommended.
The graduate ceremony will last about 90 minutes.
The undergraduate ceremonies will each last approximately two hours.