2014 COMMENCEMENT GUIDE

GRADUATE STUDENTS


CONTENTS

General Commencement Information

GRADUATE STUDENTS

Schedule of Events
Ceremony Information
Seating Chart

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

Schedule of Events
Ceremony Information
Seating Chart

ALL STUDENTS

Other Important Information for Graduates
Local Hotels and Driving Directions
Commencement Parking Map
About RMU/Campus Contacts

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Thursday, May 8
 
SESS Doctoral Dinner

4 p.m.
Doubletree Hotel, Moon Twp.


In recognition of candidates for the Ph.D. in Instructional Management and Leadership. (By invitation only.)

SCIS Doctoral Dinner

4:30 p.m.
Sheraton Hotel, Moon Twp.


In recognition of candidates for the D.Sc. in Information Systems and Communications. (By invitation only.)

SNHS Doctoral Dinner

5 p.m.
Sheraton Hotel, Moon Twp.


In recognition of candidates for the D.N.P. degree. (By invitation only.)

Friday, May 9
 
Ceremony Preparation

2:30–3 p.m.
Sewall Center, Level 3


Please note: Guests may not accompany graduates to the assembly area.

Master’s Degree Candidates
Report directly to the International Suite, Level 3, Sewall Center, for distribution of name cards, caps and gowns.

Doctoral Degree Candidates
Report directly to the third flood of Sewall Center. There will be a brief explanation of the procedures for the ceremony.

Faculty & Staff in Procession
Report to the robing area on the second floor of Sewall Center.

Guest Seating

2:30 p.m.
(For special needs reserved seating, see details on the home page.)


Sewall Center Arena doors open for general seating. Tickets are not required for guests. Due to space limitations, strollers are not permitted in the arena. Families with young children who may become restless can watch the ceremony live via closed-circuit TV in the children’s play area on the third floor.



Required Assembly

3:15 p.m.

Graduates line up for procession.


Procession

3:45 p.m.

Doors to Sewall Center Arena are closed.


Commencement Ceremony

4 p.m.
Sewall Center Arena


Ceremony begins promptly at 4 p.m.

Post-Commencement Reception

Immediately following the ceremony
Joe Walton Stadium Concourse


Avoid the traffic rush and mingle with faculty and fellow graduates before saying your last goodbyes. Light refreshments served.