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Commencement 2018 Schedule – Ceremony to be streamed live!

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR GRADUATING SENIORS

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NOTE: Commencement Ceremony will be streamed live at https://portal.stretchinternet.com/svc/.

GRADUATION ANNOUNCEMENTS
After Spring Break, students may pick up graduation announcements from the Registrar’s Office in Room 375. The announcements will also be available on Cap & Gown Pickup Day, Wednesday, April 25, from 2-4 p.m. in Burgdorff Gallery.

BEFORE APRIL 1
Graduates will need to pay their student account balance and complete loan exit counseling before they receive their cap and gown.

SVC STUDENT PORTAL: Review your student account balance. “View My Billing” information and share it with the person who pays your bill. All balances need to be paid in full in order to receive your cap and gown and diploma.

Update your address in the Student Portal: Log into the Student Portal and press the EDIT PROFILE button in the top left corner.

Web site https://studentloans.gov.: Complete Loan Exit Counseling: Go online to https://studentloans.gov., press “Counseling.” Exit Counseling to complete and submit the counseling session. Your FAFSA User Name and Password is needed to access your personal information. Save the confirmation page.

If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Student Financial Services in Room 209 of Everett Mansion or call 802-447-6366 before April 1.

GRADUATE SURVEY
Please take 10-15 minutes to fill out the Graduate Survey! Once completed, you will be entered in a drawing for one of two $50 Amazon gift cards. Fill out the survey HERE.

CAP & GOWN PICKUP 
Caps and gowns will be available for pickup in the Registrar’s Office, Room 375.

ACCOMMODATIONS AND ACCESSIBILITY
If your guests require special parking and seating arrangements at Commencement, please inform Allison Davis in Student Affairs Office when you pick up your cap and gown or by calling 802-681-2845 or e-mail allison@svc.edu by Thursday, May 3. Be prepared to inform the name(s) of your guest(s), their relationship to you, and what accommodations/accessibility is requested (e.g., to be driven or escorted to the tent, etc.).

FRIDAY, MAY 4
3:00-4:30 p.m. – HONORS CONVOCATION & ALPHA CHI INDUCTION CEREMONY
Honors Convocation is a celebration of student achievement and Alpha Chi is a national academic honor society. Both events will take place at Laumeister Art Center, 44 Gypsy Lane, Bennington, with a reception to follow. Shuttle service will be provided starting approximately 2:00 p.m. 

THURSDAY, MAY 10
4:00 – 6:00 p.m. – LEAD COLLARING CEREMONY
This ceremony is for Radiologic Sciences graduates and will take place at Laumeister Art Center, 44 Gypsy Lane, Bennington, with a reception to follow.

FRIDAY, MAY 11
1:30 p.m. – GRADUATION REHEARSAL

Starting promptly at 1:30 p.m., graduation rehearsal is mandatory for all graduates planning to march at Commencement. Lineup takes place on the front terrace of Everett Mansion. Note: If it rains, lineup 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 the Registrar’s Office at 802-447-6324 or registrar@svc.edu by Tuesday, May 1.

2:30-4:30 p.m. – Following rehearsal, graduates are invited to a BARBECUE, located on the Everett Mansion terrace OR if it rains, in the Dining Hall. For graduates, the barbecue will be in lieu of dinner in the dining hall.

5:30-7:00 p.m. – NURSING PINNING
The Nursing Pinning Ceremony for Nursing graduates will take place under the tent on the Greystone Lawn (in front of Everett Mansion) with a reception to follow.

SATURDAY, MAY 12
10:00-11:00 a.m. – COMMENCEMENT BREAKFAST

All graduating seniors and their family are invited to a Commencement breakfast in the Everett Mansion Library.

11:30 a.m. – CLASS OF 2018 PHOTOGRAPH
The Class of 2018 photograph will take place on the Cascade in the Courtyard of the Everett Mansion. It is important that all graduates are dressed in their 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. Within two weeks after Commencement weekend, SVC’s Web site will post when photos are available with contact information.

12:30 p.m. – LINEUP OF GRADUATES
Graduates will line up on the Everett Mansion Terrace promptly at 12:30 p.m. for the 1:00 p.m. Commencement ceremony, with faculty, staff, trustees, honorary degree recipient, president, cabinet members, senior council members, and registrar. After the ceremony, refreshments will be available in the Everett Mansion.

1:00 p.m. – COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY
Commencement ceremony begins promptly at 1:00 p.m. Light refreshments will be provided in Burgdorff Gallery following the ceremony.

CLASS VIDEO
HERE is a form to purchase a video of the Commencement ceremony.

SHUTTLE SERVICE
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 shuttle will start at 8:00 a.m.

CAMPUS STORE – OPEN SCHEDULE
Friday, May 11, 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 12, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

HOTEL/MOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS
HERE is a listing of accommodations in the area.

RESTAURANTS
HERE is a listing of restaurants in the area.

NOTE: THIS EVENT WILL BE STREAMED LIVE … SEE LINK BELOW. 

Dear SVC Graduate to be!

Before you know it, you will join the ranks of SVC’s more than 4,000 alumni across the country. Graduation does not indicate the end of your relationship with SVC; in fact, the word “Commencement” means “beginning.” There are many opportunities to stay connected with your alma mater; we encourage you to volunteer, share your experiences and come back to campus. SVC is always just a click away. Visit the alumni Web site: www.svc.edu/alumni, like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram and Twitter.

As your contact information changes, be sure to update us so we can keep in touch with newsletters and invitations to events happening on campus. You will always be a member of the SVC family, and we look forward to hearing from you!

For more alumni information or questions, e-mail alumni@svc.edu or call 802-447-6317.

If you need more information about Commencement weekend, contact Special Assistant to the President Erica Harmon at eharmon@svc.edu.

NOTE: CHECK BACK OFTEN FOR UPDATES TO THIS SCHEDULE!

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