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Graduate Ceremony Overview

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The Graduate Commencement Ceremony will take place on Friday, May 10, 2013, at 9:00 a.m. in the Mullins Center.

Candidates must check in between 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m., wearing regalia, at the tent set up to the west of the Mullins Center. At this time, they will receive final instructions for the procession. Strollers, baby carriers, food, and drink are not permitted in the student seating area. In addition, candidates should not carry purses, briefcases, or extra clothing into the arena; the University cannot be responsible for lost or stolen property.

Guests should be seated by 8:30 a.m. The processional will begin promptly at 8:45 a.m.

A reception is planned for the graduate degree recipients, their guests, and faculty immediately following the ceremony at approximately 11:00 a.m, under the tent on the west side of the Mullins Center. Refreshments will be served.


Students who wish to call to leave the pronunciation of their names may call 413-577-6208 until 3:00 pm on Wednesday, May 8, 2013.