- Help Us Plan
- Commencement Fair
- Diploma Frames
- Commencement DVD's
- Senior Family Dinner
- Commencement Brunch
- Graduates' Assembly
- Inclement Weather
- Severe Weather
- Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco
- Lost and Found
- Senior Activities
Help Us Plan
To ensure adequate seating, graduates must complete their Commencement Participation Form no later than April 5. See the Commencement Fair information to learn more about important preparations for the big event. ▲ Top
All members of Keene Stateâs graduating class are invited to our Commencement Fair, an occasion designed to make preparations easier and more entertaining than ever before. Presented in cooperation with Balfour, the Commencement Fair is a one-stop shop. Your ticket to the Commencement Fair will be your online completion of the Commencement Participation Form. If youâre unable to attend the Commencement Fair because you are a December graduate or youâre off campus at an internship or exchange program, you will be able to take care of Commencement details after the fair by calling the respective offices.
You can pick up your cap and gown at the Bookstore beginning Friday April 5 until Wednesday, May 8. Regalia will not be available after Wednesday, May 8.
Come to the Commencement Fair to:
- Pick up caps, gowns, hoods, and honor society cords and sashes
- Order class rings
- Purchase graduation announcements for family and friends
- Register for career planning and placement with Academic and Career Advising
- Get Commencement photo information ▲ Top
Actual diplomas will be mailed pending verification of degree approximately six weeks later. ▲ Top
Fine quality diploma frames, including a mat and medallion of the Keene State College Seal, are available from the College Bookstore. For more information, contact the Bookstore at 603-358-2651. ▲ Top
Graduation Images will be photographing all graduates at the upcoming Commencement ceremony. Professional photographers will take three different pictures of each graduate shaking hands with the president and crossing the platform. Information on ordering photos will be sent by the studio to all graduating students' KSC e-mail accounts.
You may also visit www.gradimages.com and click on the Pre-Event E-mail Registration. Enter your permanent e-mail address and e-mail addresses of your loved ones who would like to view and order your photos.
Flowers will be available for purchase at Commencement from Commencement Flowers. Commencement Flowers has been providing students in hundreds of schools across North America with vibrant, high quality, fresh-cut flowers for their graduations for 10 years.
Pre-order your flowers and reserve your favorite color at http://www.commencementflowers.com/index.php/keenestateu. ▲ Top
Keene State Media Productions, a student-run organization, will be filming the 2013 Commencement Ceremony. KSMP sells a DVD of the 2013 Commencement Ceremony for $10.00, cash or check only. The DVDs will include the entire Commencement ceremony, the Commencement address and speeches. Each DVD will be presented in a case. DVDs will be mailed by June 20. Graduates may preorder a DVD on May 8 and 9 in the Student Center. KSMP will also take preorders the day of Commencement outside and in the Student Center. You may purchase more than one as a gift for someone. You will need the name and full address of the person it's being mailed to. Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Senior Family Dinner
Friday, May 10, 2013, 6 - 9 p.m. Enjoy dinner with friends and family, followed by a stroll down Appian Way for dessert and an opportunity to meet some of your fellow alumni. Dinner served in the Zorn Dining Commons from 6 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. Dessert to follow in the Alumni Center from 7 - 9 p.m. Cost: Dinner & Dessert - $13.00; Dessert only - $3.00. A cash bar will be available during dessert.Register online
Sodexo will be offering Brunch in the Dining Commons the morning of Commencement from 9 a.m. until noon for graduates and their guests. The price will be $10.50, and Â½ price ($5.25) for children under 12. In addition to normal brunch items like pancakes, sausage, home fries, scrambled eggs, we will also provide eggs Benedict,a grilled bagel bar, smoothies, a carved turkey station, Biggie sandwich's, salad and pizza options. ▲ Top
Graduates should arrive at Spaulding Gymnasium by 11:30 a.m. on the morning of Commencement. Note: Personal belongings may not be left in the gym during the ceremony. ▲ Top
The Commencement Ceremony will be held outside on Fiske Quad. You are strongly encouraged to check the weather forecast for Saturday and dress appropriately. We are known to experience all types of weather on Commencement Day. But, remember, this is New England and the weather can change quickly. Please check the forecast and dress accordingly. There are indoor viewing areas available for those guests who need to be out of the weather. ▲ Top
In the event of severe weather, we will interrupt the ceremony and direct you to make your way off of the quad. Please take note of your seating location in the safe evacuation information provided in your Commencement program. If you choose to seek shelter during the emergency please proceed to the building that corresponds with your seating area in the safe evacuation information. Take the time to note the nearest aisles and exits from the seating area. Please note the crowd managers around the perimeter of the seating area; they are available to answer questions and to assist you during the evacuation. ▲ Top
All graduates and their guests are welcome to join faculty, staff, and fellow graduates for light refreshments at the Zorn Dining Commons immediately following the ceremony. This reception is sponsored by the President's Office. ▲ Top
Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco
Alcohol is not allowed at Commencement at any time and will be confiscated. Graduates will not be allowed to participate in or attend the Commencement ceremony if intoxicated. Keene State College campus is a tobacco free zone for Commencement Saturday May 11, 2013. ▲ Top
Reserving chairs on the quad is not allowed. Seating is open and we kindly request that seats not be saved by any means other than someone sitting in the seat. If you bring balloons, ribbon, tape, name cards, paper, etc., to attach to chairs in an attempt to save multiple seats, a member of security or the Commencement staff will ask you to remove them or will remove them. Air Horns and Beach Balls are NOT allowed at the ceremony. Items that distract are disrespectful or diminish the ceremony will be confiscated. Please turn off or mute your cell phone during the ceremony. We ask that you act with consideration and stay for the entire Commencement ceremony. The graduate procession from Spaulding Gym begins at 12:15 p.m. The ceremony begins at 1 p.m. and ends between 3 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. ▲ Top
Lost and Found
Turn in found items or search for lost items during the Commencement Ceremony at the Information Table on Appian Way located on the backside of the quad. For items found/lost after the Commencement Ceremony contact Campus Safety. ▲ Top
For any questions please call 603-358-8500.
Senior Class Office, 603-358-2747 ▲ Top
Kronicle Office, Student Center, 3rd floor, 603-358-2894 ▲ Top