Commencement 2013 Schedule
Ceremony: Saturday, May 11, 1:00 p.m.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR GRADUATING SENIORS
Starting Monday, April 8
Pick up Commencement announcements to send to family and friends in Office of Student Life, Room 209, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Senior Shirts for Sale, April 8-12 - 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Everett Mansion, outside of Jazzman's Café.
Caps & Gowns
Before collecting your cap and gown, you must complete a graduate survey online (CLICK HERE). If you have any questions, contact Denise Spencer, Director of Career Development, or Samantha Damon, Development Specialist. When you are presented your cap and gown, they are yours to keep.
Pick up your caps and gowns in Everett Mansion's Burgdorff Gallery on:
Monday, April 29, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. or 1:00-2:30 p.m.
Tuesday, April 30, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. or 1:00-2:30 p.m.
Nursing students may pick up caps and gowns at the Healthcare Education Center (third-floor lobby): Thursday, April 25, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
If you are unable to make any of these times, e-mail email@example.com to set up an appointment.
Senior T-shirts are available for purchase in the Campus Store - $10 each.
Accommodations and Accessibility
If your guests require special parking and seating arrangements at Commencement, please contact Tammy Shields in the Office of Student Life at 447-6323 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, April 26.
Thursday, May 9
4:30 - 6:00 p.m. - Lead Collaring Ceremony (for Radiologic Technology/Sciences graduates)
The Lead Collaring Ceremony for Radiologic Technology and Radiologic Sciences graduates will be held on Thursday from 4:30-6:00 p.m. in the Everett Mansion Courtyard and Burgdorff Gallery.
A senior trip is scheduled to go to Turning Stone Casino, Verona, N.Y. The bus leaves campus at 6:30 p.m. and heads back to campus at 1 a.m. on Friday. Transportation cost is $10. Seniors can bring one guest. RSVP by e-mailing Director of Student Involvement Karoline Chrzanowski-Sears at email@example.com.
Friday, May 10
3:30 p.m. – Graduation Rehearsal
Mandatory for all graduates planning to march at Commencement. The rehearsal is scheduled to start promptly at 3:30 p.m. on the front terrace of the Everett Mansion. Note: If it rains, line-up will take place outside the library through first-floor hallway. Students graduating with honors will receive their recognition during rehearsal. If, for extenuating circumstances, you cannot attend rehearsal, please notify Registrar Eric Parsons or Assistant Registrar Aaron Rock at 447-6324 or firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, April 26.
4:30 – 6:30 p.m. - Barbecue (graduates and families are invited) - Everett Mansion Front Lawn
7:00 p.m. – Nursing Pinning Ceremony
The Nursing Pinning Ceremony will be held on Friday at 7:00 p.m. on the Everett Mansion front lawn (under the tent). A reception will follow in Everett Mansion's Burgdorff Gallery. Pinning Ceremony invitations will be available for pickup from Kim Schultz at the Healthcare Education Center starting Friday, April 19. For more information, contact Kim Schultz at 447-4661 or email@example.com.
Saturday, May 11
10:00-11:15 a.m – President’s Brunch
All graduating seniors and their parents are invited to a light brunch at the President's residence. If you and your family members plan to attend, please respond to our Event Coordinator at 447-4678 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, May 6. Shuttle service will be available to and from the President's residence, beginning 9:55 a.m. and ending 11:30 a.m.
11:30 a.m. – Class of 2013 Photograph
The Class of 2013 photograph will take place on the Cascade in the Courtyard of the Everett Mansion. It is important that you are dressed in your cap and gown and in the Courtyard promptly at 11:30 a.m. Purchase information for the class photograph will be available online at a specific Web site, which will be accessed by graduates and their families with a password. The Commencement photographer is Max Flatow '06. You may view his Web site: http://maxflatow.smugmug.com/.
12:30 p.m. – Lineup for Graduates
Line-up forms on the Burgdorff Gallery Terrace promptly at 12:30 p.m. for the 1:00 p.m. Commencement ceremony, with faculty, staff, trustees, and honorary degree recipients, including the Commencement speakers. After the ceremony, refreshments will be available in the Everett Mansion.
Click here for a copy of the form to purchase a video of the Commencement ceremony.
NEWS FOR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER(S)
If a graduate would like their hometown newspaper(s) to know of his/her graduation, click here for a copy of the news release form or complete the form online at www.svc.edu/release/graduate.html. SVC's Office of Communications will prepare a press release and inform the newspaper(s).
Please notify your family and friends, who plan to attend Commencement, to arrive early. Commencement begins promptly at 1:00 p.m. A campus safety officer will instruct drivers where to park. The shuttles will start at 8:00 a.m.
CAMPUS STORE - OPEN SCHEDULE
Friday, May 10 ~ 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 11 ~ 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Click here for a listing of accommodations in the area.
Dear SVC Graduate to be!
Soon you will join the ranks of SVC's alumni. Like the more than 4,000 alumni who have come before you, you will learn that graduation does not signal the end of your relationship with SVC (in fact, the word “Commencement” means “beginning”). There will be many opportunities for you to volunteer, network and stay connected with the College.
As your address and e-mail changes, be sure to update your information with us, so we can let you know about upcoming events. Please keep in touch, and let us know what is happening in your life. You will always be a member of the SVC family, and we look forward to hearing from you and following your success. We are always just a click away at www.svc.edu/alumni. For more Alumni information, contact Development Specialist Samantha Damon at 802-447-6357 or email@example.com.. You can also visit us on Facebook!
If you need more information about Commencement weekend, contact the Event Coordinator at 802-447-4678 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Check this page often for updates!
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