Message from the President
On behalf of the faculty and staff at Keene State College, I congratulate you on your upcoming graduation and invite you to participate in the Commencement ceremony to be held on Saturday, May 11, 2013, at 1 p.m. on Fiske Quad.
The Commencement ceremony is a time-honored tradition which marks the completion of requirements for an academic degree and publicly recognizes each graduate before an audience of family and friends.
Please visit www.keene.edu/commencement for important information about preparation for this event. You'll find a countdown timeline with deadlines for the coming months, and logistical details for the day, such as where to assemble for the ceremony.
Please note that, in order to participate in the Commencement ceremony, you will receive a personalized link to the online Participation Form via your ksc.keene.edu account. You must complete the online Participation Form prior to attending the Commencement Fair on Wednesday, April 3, or Thursday, April 4, in the Madison Street Lounge. Be sure to keep track of your deadlines.
During your time at Keene State, I have celebrated your many achievements in the classroom, on the playing fields, and in service to others. Now I look forward to celebrating this milestone with you and greeting you as you cross the Commencement platform.
Sincere best wishes,
Dr. Jay V. Kahn
Spring Honors Convocation
Spring Honors Convocation will be held at 4 p.m., Friday, May 10 in the Spaulding Gym Recreation Center. The Convocation recognizes excellence in student scholarship and leadership, the recipients of undergraduate Academic Honors (students graduating with a GPA of 3.5-4.0), and the Leo F. Redfern Outstanding Citizen.
Students receiving awards will be notified approximately two weeks before the event. Families will also be invited. Academic regalia is required for students participating in the event. The Spaulding Gym Recreation Center is Handicap accessible. Check-in begins at 3:15 p.m.
The Commencement Ceremony
The Senior Class has decided that the Keene State College Commencement ceremony will be held outdoors on Fiske Quad (rain or shine) so that all family members and friends can attend. The ceremony lasts about two and one half hours. Pets are not permitted, with the exception of service animals.
No tickets are required. Seating for guests is on a first-come, first-seated basis. As the ceremony is heavily attended, we recommend that family members and friends arrive early and are seated on the quad no later than 11 a.m.
Viewing alternatives: the ceremony will also be broadcast on closed-circuit television in the Mabel Brown Room and in Morrison Hall.Commencement program 2013
For those unable to attend, Keene State College will be broadcasting the 2013 Commencement Ceremony live. More
For questions about Commencement or Honors Convocation, please contact Barbara Preston at firstname.lastname@example.org or Patricia Hitchner at email@example.com.