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Commencement Committee

Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony



Students completing one of the following degrees are eligible to participate in the Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony:
- Bachelor of Arts
- Bachelor of Science

DATE:  Sunday, May 18, 2014

TIME: 9:30 a.m.

NOTE:  Students participating in the ceremony MUST arrive at the venue no later than 9:00 a.m.

LOCATION:  Utica Memorial Auditorium, 400 Oriskany Street West, Utica NY 13502

DEFINITIONS:
  • "Graduation" is an academic process that involves the official conferral of your Bachelor's degree. It involves a careful review of your academic record and approval by the College. This happens every May, August, and December.
  • "Commencement" is the annual ceremony where we celebrate our achievements and recognize our degree candidates. This happens once each year, in May.

ATTENDANCE NOTIFICATION DEADLINES AND PROCESSES:


In order to participate in the May 2014 commencement ceremony, students must have applied for a May, August, or December 2014 degree by the March 15, 2014 deadline.


If you will be completely finished with ALL degree requirements in the SPRING 2014 SEMESTER

:
  1. Apply for a May 2014 degree no later than March 15** (DO NOT apply for a May 2014 degree just because you wish to participate in commencement. Apply for the term in which you will complete ALL degree requirements, including all major(s), minor(s), internship(s) and/or student teaching). If you are completing ANY requirements in the fall semester, click here for specific instructions.
  2. Submit the Commencement Participation Form no later than April 30 (submit this form by March 14 if you wish to order a stole, and by  February 21 if you wish to order a Nursing Pin). Failure to RSVP by the April 30 deadline means that a student will NOT be allowed to participate in the commencement ceremony. Regalia (caps and gowns) ordering is managed through the College bookstore.

If you will be taking ANY classes in SUMMER 2014 SEMESTER (including internships or student teaching):

  1. Apply for an August 2014 degree no later than March 15**
  2. Submit the Commencement Participation Form no later than April 30 (submit this form by March 14 if you wish to order a stole, and by  February 21 if you wish to order a Nursing Pin). Failure to RSVP by the April 30 deadline means that a student will NOT be allowed to participate in the commencement ceremony. Regalia (caps and gowns) ordering is managed through the College bookstore.

If you will be taking ANY classes in FALL 2014 SEMESTER

(including internships or student teaching)

:


  1. Apply for a December 2014 degree no later than March 15** 
  2. Submit the Commencement Participation Form no later than April 30 (submit this form by March 14 if you wish to order a stole, and by  February 21 if you wish to order a Nursing Pin). Failure to RSVP by the April 30 deadline means that a student will NOT be allowed to participate in the commencement ceremony. Regalia (caps and gowns) ordering is managed through the College bookstore.
  3. Complete a Permission to Walk form no later than March 25. 

PARKING AND TRANSPORTATION:
  • Parking at and around the Auditorium is very limited, and the cost of parking in the Aud parking lot is $5 per car. 
  • Commencement graduates and their guests are strongly encouraged to use the complimentary shuttle service to and from the Utica Memorial Auditorium in order to avoid expected parking congestion and parking fees. 
  • Buses will leave every few minutes from the circle in front of the Strebel Student Center on campus, beginning at 8:00 a.m., and will return to campus following the ceremony. 
  • The LAST BUS to the Auditorium will leave Utica College at 9:15 a.m.
RECEPTION:
There will be a light reception immediately following the commencement ceremony on the campus of Utica College.

**: Submitting the degree application form after March 15 will result in your name not being printed in the commencement program. You will still be permitted to participate and your name will be called when you walk across the stage, but the program will have already been sent to print.