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Commencement

Assembly and Procession

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Commencement

Address:
Kershner Student Service Center
25 University Avenue
West Chester, PA 19383


Phone: 610-436-3541
Fax: 610-436-2370

Assembly and Procession

Saturday, May 10, 2014 | Farrell Stadium

Commencement rehearsal for all graduates will be held on Friday, May 9, 2014 at 11:00 am in the Hollinger Field House.

Students

Please check the graduation list online to make sure your name and honors are correct. (See the List of Graduates page.)

Morning Ceremony: 9:00 am

College of Arts & Sciences
College of Visual & Performing Arts

Undergraduate students only. Graduates report to South Campus at 7:30 am.

  • Assemble in Health Sciences Center parking lot, starting at 7:30 am. There will be tables and signs identifying your college. Coffee and rolls will be available for graduates. Bring your cap, gown, and hood. Go to the table set aside for your College. You will receive a card with your name on it, as it will be read during the ceremony.
  • Do not lose this card. Keep it with you and give it to your Dean when you step on stage to receive your diploma cover, as directed by the marshals.
  • Do NOT add anything to the card. No hand-written additions or changes will be read.
  • However, if you think your name will be hard to pronounce, write a simple phonetic spelling in parenthesis. Keep it as simple as possible.
  • Put on your cap, gown, and hood. The Registrar's staff will be available to help you. Baccalaureate candidates place the tassel on the right side of the cap. (You will move it to the left side during the tasseling ceremony).
  • Line up in a double line behind the marshals leading your college.
  • At about 8:35 am, follow your Marshals as you process from the parking lot staging area intoƂ Farrell Stadium. You will process down the center aisle, behind the flag bearers, to your seats, as directed by the Marshals. Remain standing at your seats until the Provost invites everyone to be seated.
  • Please exercise discretion when using cell phones and smartphone devices during the ceremony. We ask that you please turn off the volume of your devices when the academic procession starts. If taking pictures or using social media, please be mindful of those around you. Student cell phone/smartphone use on the platform when receiving diplomas is restricted. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.
  • During the ceremony, guests may take photographs only from their seats.
  • After the ceremony, when the platform party, faculty, and students have left the stadium, guests are welcome to come to the stage to take photographs of the graduates.

Afternoon Ceremony: 1:30 pm

College of Business & Public Affairs
College of Education
College of Health Sciences

Undergraduate students only. Graduates report to South Campus at 12:00 pm.

  • Assemble in Health Sciences Center parking lot starting at 12:00 pm. There will be tables and signs identifying your college. Coffee and rolls will be available for graduates. Bring your cap, gown, and hood. Go to the table set aside for your College. You will receive a card with your name on it, as it will be read during the ceremony.
  • Do not lose this card. Keep it with you and give it to your Dean when you step on stage to receive your diploma cover, as directed by the marshals.
  • Do NOT add anything to the card. No hand-written additions or changes will be read.
  • However, if you think your name will be hard to pronounce, write a simple phonetic spelling in parenthesis. Keep it as simple as possible.
  • Put on your cap, gown, and hood. The Registrar's staff will be available to help you. Baccalaureate candidates place the tassel on the right side of the cap. (You will move it to the left side during the tasseling ceremony).
  • Line up in a double line behind the marshals leading your college.
  • At about 1:05 pm follow your Marshals as you process from the parking lot staging area into Farrell Stadium. You will process down the center aisle, behind the flag bearers, to your seats, as directed by the Marshals. Remain standing at your seats until the Provost invites everyone to be seated.
  • Please exercise discretion when using cell phones and smartphone devices during the ceremony. We ask that you please turn off the volume of your devices when the academic procession starts. If taking pictures or using social media, please be mindful of those around you. Student cell phone/smartphone use on the platform when receiving diplomas is restricted. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.
  • During the ceremony, guests may take photographs only from their seats.
  • After the ceremony, when the platform party, faculty, and students have left the stadium, guests are welcome to come to the stage to take photographs of the graduates.

Faculty

Faculty participation in rehearsal is optional.

Morning Ceremony: 9:00 am

College of Arts & Sciences
College of Visual & Performing Arts

Undergraduate students only. Graduates report to South Campus at 7:30 am.

  • Assemble at the Faculty Table at the Health Science Center parking lot, South Campus, by 8:00 am. Coffee and rolls will be available for graduates and faculty in the staging area. Bring your cap, gown, and hood.
  • At about 8:35 am, follow the Faculty Marshals out of the parking lot and down the path into Farrell Stadium.
  • When the processional music starts, follow the flag bearers down the center aisle to your seats in the third row. Sit on both sides of the aisle. Remain standing at your seats until the Provost invites everyone to be seated.
  • Please exercise discretion when using cell phones and smartphone devices during the ceremony. We ask that you please turn off the volume of your devices when the academic procession starts. If taking pictures or using social media, please be mindful of those around you. Student cell phone/smartphone use on the platform when receiving diplomas is restricted. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.

Afternoon Ceremony: 1:30 pm

College of Business & Public Affairs
College of Education
College of Health Sciences

Undergraduate students only. Graduates report to South Campus at 12:00 pm.

  • Assemble at the Faculty Table at the Health Science Center parking lot, South Campus, by 12:30 pm. Coffee and rolls will be available for graduates and faculty in the staging area. Bring your cap, gown, and hood.
  • At about 1:05 pm, follow the Faculty Marshals out of the parking lot and down the path into Farrell Stadium.
  • When the processional music starts, follow the flag bearers down the center aisle to your seats in the third row. Sit on both sides of the aisle. Remain standing at your seats until the Provost invites everyone to be seated.
  • Please exercise discretion when using cell phones and smartphone devices during the ceremony. We ask that you please turn off the volume of your devices when the academic procession starts. If taking pictures or using social media, please be mindful of those around you. Student cell phone/smartphone use on the platform when receiving diplomas is restricted. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.