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Commencement Planning Starts

From Barbara Preston, Vice President for Student Affairs Office:

You are cordially invited to participate in the following events:

Friday, May 4, Spring Honors Convocation (Academic Regalia is Required)
4 p.m., Spaulding Gym Recreation Center.
The Convocation recognizes excellence in student scholarship and leadership, the recipients of undergraduate Academic Honors, the Leo F. Redfern Outstanding Citizen, and discipline and endowment awards in American studies, biology, chemistry, communication, economics, education, English, environmental studies, geology, health sciences, history, holocaust, management, mathematics, modern languages, performing arts, psychology, safety studies, sociology and women’s studies.

Saturday, May 5, Commencement (Academic Regalia Required)
1 p.m., Fiske Quad.
Faculty and staff will assemble in Rhodes Hall no later than 12:30 p.m. for check in and placement in line; the procession will start about 12:40. The ceremony lasts approximately two and a half hours; there will be a reception immediately following the ceremony in the Zorn Dining Commons.

To order regalia, contact Beth Cote in the College Bookstore no later than Friday, March 16. If you do not own your own regalia Beth is happy to work with you to order one piece or the complete ensemble. As we have changed regalia vendors, data from previous years’ orders is not available to Beth this year. If you do not order regalia, there will not be regalia available for you.

Faculty and staff who plan to participate in the procession are asked to reply to the Survey Monkey survey sent to your email no later than Monday, April 2, so that we can reserve a seat for you on the quad and add your name to the line-of-march list.

For more information, contact Barbara at or visit

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