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Helpful Hints to Prepare for Graduation / Maps, Directions and Parking/ Family and Guest Activities / Accommodations for Special Needs / Area Lodging and Restaurants / Beyond Graduation /Future Commencement Dates

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Due to construction, we have put together a quick video about suggestions for parking for our graduates and guests https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rN9VXXVclms

Your Graduation Day - Agenda

Friday, May 9, 2014

10:00 a.m.

Veterans Memorial
Amphitheater
McCray Hall (in case of
inclement weather)

U.S. Army ROTC Commissioning Ceremony

Friday, May 9, 2014 5:00 p.m.

College of Education

4:30 pm to 4:50 pm

Garfield W. Weede Physical Education Building

Graduates Obtain Name Cards -
Undergraduates (West Concession)
Masters/EdS (East Concession)

4:50 pm

Garfield W. Weede Physical Education Building

Organize Processional with Assistance of Faculty Marshal

4:55 pm

Garfield W. Weede Physical Education Building

Processional Beings - led by Faculty Marshal

Friday, May 9, 2014 8:00 p.m.

College of Technology

Due to the earlier ceremony, guest seating will not be available until 30 minutes prior to the ceremony.

7:30 pm to 7:50 pm

Garfield W. Weede Physical Education Building

Graduates Obtain Name Cards -
Undergraduates (West Concession)
Masters/EdS (East Concession)

7:50 pm


Garfield W. Weede Physical Education Building

Organize Processional with Assistance of Faculty Marshal


7:55 pm

Garfield W. Weede Physical Education Building

Processional Begins - led by Faculty Marshal

Saturday, May 10, 2014 9:00 a.m.

College of Arts and Sciences

8:30 am to 8:50 am

Garfield W. Weede Physical Education Building

Graduates Obtain Name Cards -
Undergraduates (West Concession)
Masters/EdS (East Concession)

8:50 am


Garfield W. Weede Physical Education Building

Organize Processional with Assistance of Faculty Marshal


8:55 am

Garfield W. Weede Physical Education Building

Processional Begins - led by Faculty Marshal

Saturday, May 10, 2014 12:00 p.m.

Kelce College of Business and College of Arts and Sciences Departments of Art, Communication and History Philosophy and Social Sciences)

Due to the earlier ceremony, guest seating will not be available until 30 minutes prior to the ceremony.

11:30 am to 11:50 am

Garfield W. Weede Physical Education Building

Graduates Obtain Name Cards -
Undergraduates (West Concession)
Masters/EdS (East Concession)

11:50 am


Garfield W. Weede Physical Education Building

Organize Processional with Assistance of Faculty Marshal


11:55 am

Garfield W. Weede Physical Education Building

Processional Begins - led by Faculty Marshal

Saturday, May 10, 2014 

2:00 pm

Memorial Auditorium
503 N. Pine

Nursing Pinning Ceremony
For Nursing graduates
Masters/EdS (East Concession)

BEFORE AND AFTER

REGALIA

All persons who wish to participate in the ceremony are required to wear academic regalia. Candidates who have not already obtained caps and gowns should contact the University Bookstore (Student Center) or call 620-235-4875 immediately.

HANDICAPPED ACCOMMODATION

Handicapped parking permits may be obtained prior to May 9 from the Registrar's Office, Room 103, Russ Hall. Graduating students in wheelchairs or who need special accommodation at Commencement should contact the Registrar at 620-235-4206. There is designated seating in the arena for our guests who need accommodations. Persons requiring this seating should arrive early and seek assistance from the ushers, if needed. Doors are open for seating approximately 30 minutes prior to ceremony. Those with mobility concerns may be dropped off on Homer Street (northbound traffic lane) at the entrance to the Weede. Handicapped parking will be available on the north side of the Weede Builiding.

PHOTOS AT COMMENCEMENT

A professional photographer will photograph each graduate three times, including on stage at the moment the President shakes the student's hand. Full color proofs will be provided directly to the graduate by e-mail. Pictures can be ordered online, by phone or by mail. There is no obligation to purchase a photograph. The photographer's contact information: GradImages, 3490 Martin Hurst Rd., Tallahassee, FL, 32312, phone 800-261-2576, www.gradimages.com.

You and your family may preregister an email address and mailing address with GradImages and they will contact you or your family just as soon as your photos are available for online viewing and ordering. You may also provide them with email addresses of up to six friends and family members to allow them to celebrate in your accomplishment. Click on the link to preregister http://www.gradimages.com/index.cfm?action=main.preregistration.

LIVE STREAM BROADCAST

PSU will webcast the Spring 2014 commencement via live stream at http://www.pittstate.tv/.  The webcast will start shortly before the ceremony on May 9 and 10. An archived copy of the ceremony will be available online on the commencement web page by mid-June. Questions should be directed to the Center for Teaching, Learning and Technology at 620-235-4840 Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

DVD's OF COMMENCEMENT

A recording of the Commencement ceremony will be available from the Center for Teaching, Learning and Technology, 332 Hartman Hall 620-235-4840, at a charge of $20.00 plus tax per DVD.

PROCESSIONAL

Please be wearing your regalia and pick up your name card at the location listed below and go to your assembly room (see map) at least 15 minutes prior to your ceremony. Processional begins promptly 5 minutes prior to beginning of ceremony. Faculty Marshals will escort students from the assembly room and will lead degree candidates to their seats. If you wish to sit with another graduating student, be sure to walk behind or in front of that student.

Name Card Locations

Undergraduate Students:

West Concession

Masters and EdS Students:

East Concession

Processional Organizing Locations

Platform Party - Room 109

Faculty & Staff - Room 111 (5:00 p.m. Friday, May 9th, gather in north racquetball court)

Graduate College -East Hallway (rooms will be designated)

Undergraduate Students - Dance Studio Room 136

Secondary Education majors meet with the college of your major.

Processional

Faculty Marshals will escort students from their assembly room and will lead degree candidates to their seats. See commencement map. If you wish to sit with another graduating student, be sure to walk behind or in front of that student.

Conclusion of the Ceremony

Graduates will return to their seats after walking across the stage to receive their degrees. Please remain seated until the conclusion of the ceremony so that every graduate may be appropriately recognized on this special occasion.

Personal Belongings

Please do not leave personal belongings in the assembly room.  Cell phones should be turned off during the ceremony.