Date: Saturday, May 18, 2013
Location: The SERC House of Fields (Tickets are required.)
Time: 2:30 pm (Students, please arrive by 1:30 pm for line-up.)
Parking: Any lot except Lot U
Tickets: Five guest tickets per student to ceremony
The College at Brockport is pleased to invite all undergraduate students from the Schools of The Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; Business Administration and Economics; and Education and Human Services, along with their families and guests, to the Undergraduate Afternoon Commencement Ceremony, which will be held in the SERC House of Fields.
There is a five-ticket limit per student so we can be sure that all guests can be seated in the SERC House of Fields. You will no be able to claim tickets until you have submitted the online Application for Graduation, due by April 8. A limited amount of additional tickets may be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis, depending on availability.
For guests without tickets, we are offering an on-campus alternate viewing location in the Jim and John Vlogianitis Gymnasium in Tuttle North, where the ceremony will be streamed live. Or, for those with friends and family that are unable to come to campus, the 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!
Students must assemble in the Tuttle Ice Arena by 1:30 pm. Family members and guests should be seated in the SERC House of Fields by 2 pm. The student processional begins promptly at 2:30 pm.
The name of each graduate will be read as they cross the stage and receive a diploma cover, compliments of the Brockport Alumni Association, Brockport Student Government and the College. We request that all graduates, guests and family members remain seated for the entire ceremony. Graduates and guests are advised to make arrangements in advance regarding where to meet following the ceremony.
Arrive early and allow at least 45 minutes for entry into the SERC House of Fields as well as seating prior to the start of the ceremony. Bleacher and floor seating is available in the House of Fields. For your safety, flat shoes are recommended.
You can also find us on Facebook and Twitter! We will post information and updates daily leading up to Commencement and tweet play-by-play updates on Commencement day.
School of The Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
African and African-American Studies
Arts for Children
Journalism and Broadcasting
Women and Gender Studies
School of Business Administration and Economics
International Business and Economics
School of Education and Human Services
If you plan on attending the Commencement ceremony in May 2013, the Application for Graduation should be submitted as soon as possible, but no later than April 8, to ensure that your name will appear in the Commencement program. If you completed your degree in December 2012 or January 2013, or if you will be completing your degree requirements in May 2013 or August 2013, you must complete the online Application for Graduation that can be found in the Campus Information System (Web Banner).
If you have questions, please email degree@ brockport . edu .
Diplomas and a Commencement program will be mailed to graduates in late summer once all graduation requirements are verified and confirmed. Remember, participation in the Commencement ceremony and listing in the program does not constitute official graduation or conferral of degree.
For a student's name to appear in the 2013 Commencement program with Latin honors, the student must have earned at least a 3.40 cumulative institutional GPA by the end of January 2013 and must be expected to have completed (by Commencement) a minimum of 48 credits taken at The College at Brockport .
The Latin honors designations indicated in the program do not actually confer Latin honors, but do entitle the student to wear special tassels on the cap: gold for summa cum laude , green and gold for magna cum laude , and green and black for cum laude . The official award of Latin honors is based the student's final course record and cumulative institutional GPA. When earned, Latin honors will be officially noted on the student's diploma and the College transcript.
All ceremony participants must wear The College at Brockport’s green Commencement gowns, caps, and tassels. They may be purchased at the Barnes & Noble College Bookstore in Seymour College Union beginning April 3. No advance order is necessary as sizes are assigned by height. Undergraduate sets of cap, gown, and tassel are $45.98.
Balfour will be on campus outside the Bookstore in the Seymour College Union April 3 and 4 from 10 am – 3 pm, taking orders for personal announcements and rings. If you are unable to stop by, contact the Bookstore by April 4 to order personalized announcements, or check the Barnes & Noble College Bookstore website for a link to order online. Generic announcements, commemorative items and gifts are also available for sale at the Bookstore. The Bookstore will be open Friday, May 17, 8:30 am – 6 pm, and Saturday, May 18, 8:30 am – 4 pm. For more information, call the Bookstore at (585) 395-2554.
Since traffic delays are unavoidable, guests should plan to arrive early and allow extra time to get seated in the House of Fields.
Plan to enter the campus via Commencement Drive (off Route 31). Get our Campus Map.
There will be limited handicapped parking available in Lot V for cars with official handicap identification.
Parking is available in any campus lot, except Lot U. For easier exiting after the ceremony, you may wish to park in the lots along Residence Drive. No parking permit is required.
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.
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.
Interpreting services will be provided at the ceremony. Two large video screens on either side of the stage will enhance your ceremony viewing. Students with questions or concerns related to interpreting services may contact the Office for Students with Disabilities at (585) 395-5409.
Northeast Photo Network, Inc. takes photographs of the graduates as they walk across the stage. Proofs and purchase information will be mailed to each graduate's home address in the summer.
Northeast Photo Network, Inc. also provides reader cards for use during the ceremony as well as identification cards following the ceremony. Graduates, be sure to fill out your reader card with correct phonetic spelling. Also, be sure to provide the permanent address of where you will be residing after Commencement for accurate delivery of your photos.
The Brockport Alumni Association will host a reception for the new alumni, their families, guests, faculty and staff following the ceremony. The reception will be held in the Tuttle North gymnasiums 205 and 206. This is a great opportunity for graduates and their families and guests to meet and greet the faculty and staff.
Congratulations, Brockport graduates!
There are many opportunities for you to get involved and stay connected with the College as you join more than 80,000 Brockport alumni around the world. As you leave here upon your graduation, be proud of your Brockport degree and build on the excellent foundation you received here.
We invite you to stay engaged with your alma mater through our various volunteer opportunities or by attending alumni events. More information can be found at the Brockport Alumni Association website. Whether you are staying in the Rochester area or leaving the area, the Graduates of the Last Decade (GOLD) program is a great avenue to stay engaged with your alma mater. Congratulations once again on your achievement! Remember to get involved, stay connected and make your Brockport family proud!
The Alumni Association will have an informational table located in the SERC Main Lobby. Receive information regarding the Graduates of the Last Decade (GOLD) program (a program established for recent alumni of Brockport), pick up your Class of 2013 Dedication Booklet, and update your contact information.
The Alumni Association congratulates the members of the Class of 2013 on all of their accomplishments. As a special gift, the Association would like to provide each graduate with their very own business card holder embossed with the College logo. In early fall, this gift will be mailed to each graduate, welcoming the graduates of 2013 to the Brockport Alumni Association.
As a new graduate, you will be contacted concerning the annual Alumni Placement Survey during fall 2013. The data collected affects College rankings and is also used in undergraduate publications. It also helps the College improve the education we offer and thus the outcomes for our graduates. Reports on completed survey results are available online. Please take a few minutes to respond when you are contacted. Thank you.