Commencement will take place on Friday, May 16th at the Westchester County Center. The Westchester County Center will be the meeting place for all students, faculty, and staff.
Transportation will be provided to the County Center for those students, faculty and staff who need it.
Bring your regalia with you to the County Center.
|Friday, May 16, 2014|
Refreshments served in Little Theatre (2nd Floor) in County Center
Robing and Processional Line up
Little Theatre (2nd floor) in County Center
Faculty and Staff exit through front door of theater.
Degree candidates depart from the lower level of the County Center, following the directions of the student/staff marshals. Color guard leads students to the front of the main hall. Students are seated by staff marshals.
Faculty & Staff proceed to the main lobby area, form a double-sided line and wait at the back of the main arena. Upon receiving a cue from the staff marshals, the faculty and staff will be led by the faculty marshals, and they will all proceed to the front of the arena down the center aisle. Once reaching the stage area, the faculty and staff will be directed to the steps to access the stage. On-stage seating will be completed from the back seats to the front. (Mace-carrier and faculty marshals will be seated with the Platform Party).
|12:40 p.m.||Once Faculty and Staff are seated on the main stage, the Platform Party is cued to process down the center aisle. The Platform Party is lead by the Mace-carrier and will be seated on the main stage in their assigned seats. The President is the last person in the Platform Party procession.|
|1:00 p.m.||The Ceremony Begins|
Commencement includes greetings from the President, presentation of the President's Award for Distinguished Alumni, the presentation of Honorary Doctorate degrees, the Senior Class Speaker, and the conferral of degrees.
With any luck, the ceremony will end at approximately 3:15 p.m. Stay in your seats until your row is released by the staff marshals. The President and the Platform Party depart first, followed by the faculty and staff (exiting front rows to back rows), and then the graduates (the staff marshals will direct students to exit starting with the front rows to back rows). Keep moving until you have reached the open area in front of the County Center. Please do not stop in the lobby as it backs up the graduates in the arena.
Join us immediately after the commencement for the President's Wine and Cheese reception in the 2nd floor conference room at the County Center.
The County Center is wheelchair accessible, Sign Language services will be provided, and first aid service will be available in case of an emergency. Upon arrival to the County Center, guests should follow signs with the Handicap symbol to the reserved parking and drop-off area. Guests will be greeted by a Commencement volunteer who will assist them to a reserved seating area. Parking in the Reserved Area will be for persons who have a Handicap permit only. If you have further questions, please contact the County Center at (914) 995-4050.
County Center staff will be on site to assist in case of an emergency.
On Commencement Day, CCN Food Court - The Hub will be open from 7:30am -1:00pm. Starbucks Cafe at Fort Awesome will be open from 7:30am to 1:00pm for beverages, pastries, and hot and cold sandwiches. Beverages, light food fare, and snacks may be purchased in the County Center before and during the Commencement Ceremony.
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE E-MAIL US ATCOMMENCEMENT@PURCHASE.EDU