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Graduate Ceremony

Friday, May 9, 2014
9:00 a.m.
The Mullins Center


For Guests

There will be open seating for an unlimited number of guests, on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets are not required. We urge all guests to arrive promptly so they can be seated by 8:30 a.m. All seats have a good view of the stage, and we will provide video projection onto two large screens as graduates are awarded their degrees. The arena is air-conditioned.

A layout of the seating for degree recipients will be available in the Commencement Program on the day of the ceremony.

Guests, including children, are asked to remain in the guest seating area, and are not permitted to walk across the stage for safety reasons.

Optional personalized graduation announcements can be purchased at Print Services, 151 Whitmore, 413-545-2718, fax 413-545-1115.

Photographs are allowed from the guest seating area, but aisles cannot be blocked, and care should be taken not to obstruct anyone's view. Guests are not allowed on the floor of the arena.

Photos of all degree recipients will be taken as they receive their diplomas. You will be able to purchase prints directly from the event photographer, GradImages through the company’s website,