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Commencement

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Graduation Schedule of Events

Commencement Schedule

Sixteenth Winter Commencement 

Nurses Recognition

Thursday, January 15, 2015, 1 p.m.
Physical Education Building, La Plata Campus

11:45 a.m.  Nursing Graduates assemble in the PE Building, Upper level
1:00 p.m. Ceremony for Nurses Recognition begins
A reception will follow in the PE Building, Upper level

 

Winter Graduation Commencement

Thursday, January 15, 2015, 6:30 p.m.
Physical Education Building, La Plata Campus

Tickets are required for admission to the PE Building.

4:30 p.m. Graduates assemble in the PE Building, Lower Level.
5:00 p.m. Graduate rehearsal begins.
5:30 p.m. Doors open for guests.

• Guests are asked to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the start of the ceremony.
• Doors to the PE Building will be closed once the procession begins and guests will not be admitted after the procession.
• Ceremony will also be broadcast in the Fine Arts Center (FA Building). Tickets are not required for the FA Building but seating is limited and is on a first come basis.
• All guests are subject to a bag check before entry. 
6:00 p.m. Faculty/Staff assemble in the PE Building, Upper Level.

The Board of Trustees, President, and platform guests report to PE Building, Room 207H.
6:30 p.m. Procession of graduates begins. Doors will be closed and will remain closed until the end of the ceremony.

A reception will follow the ceremony in the BI Building, Room BI 113/113E

 

Tickets

Tickets will be issued to graduates participating in the commencement ceremony only. Please add invite@eventbrite.com to your email address contacts, to avoid your invitation from being sent to your spam folder. Graduates will have an opportunity to order up to four tickets for winter commencement and three for spring commencement. Additional tickets will not be issued, seating is limited and tickets are limited based on the seating capacity of our venue. Tickets will be sent to graduates via email, please make sure your email is up to date when applying for graduation. Guests (regardless of age) will not be permitted to enter the PE building without a ticket, no exceptions. However, to accommodate guests without tickets, a live simulcast will be broadcast in our overflow area in the Fine Arts building. Please keep your tickets in a secure place; replacement tickets will not be issued, for any reason.

Bag Check

The safety of CSM students, guests and employees is of the utmost importance.  CSM will be conducting a bag check at the winter commencement. Please note that everyone may be subject to a bag check before entry. We encourage you to leave large bags, purses, diaper bags and  backpacks in your vehicles or at home, as these will be subject to the bag check process at the door. This is a new security procedure and we appreciate your cooperation and patience.

Disability Services

There is a seating section for elderly or disabled guests. Due to limited space, the college recommends that the person with the disability and only one other guest sit in the accessible seating section. Additional members of your party should sit in the bleacher seating.

Guest Information

Guests are encouraged to arrive at least 30 minutes before the ceremony begins. Tickets are required. Doors will be closed once the procession begins and guests will not be admitted after the procession.