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Saturday, May 18, 2013
10 a.m. (Arrive by 9:30 a.m.)
Our Lady Queen of Peace Chapel
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Graduates will gather by the double glass doors near the chapel.
A special liturgy for graduates and their families will be celebrated in Our Lady Queen of Peace Chapel on the Lourdes campus. It is very important to indicate if you will be attending this liturgy. Please contact Sister Ann Carmen Barone
Special Accommodations – Please contact Sister Ann Carmen Barone if you or guests need special accommodations for seating in Chapel. Graduates who attend the liturgy will wear cap and gown, be part of the procession, and sit in a section reserved for them. Graduate students will not wear the hood at liturgy (please do not bring them with you to the liturgy).
Cap & Gown Instructions
All graduates should have completed the order form for their cap and gown that was included in the graduation application packet. Caps and gowns can be picked up from the Lourdes Bookstore beginning May 1. Bookstore hours are Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. All graduates must wear their cap and gown for the baccalaureate and commencement ceremonies. Graduate students should bring their hood for commencement. Since there is not a secure place to store purses and other valuables, graduates are advised to lock such valuables in the car or leave them with family members.
Saturday, May 18, 2013
1 p.m. (Arrive no later than 12:15 p.m.)
The SeaGate Convention Centre, Hall A
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* Parking Fees for SeaGate Garage (under SeaGate Centre)
0-30 Minutes: $1
1 – 2 hrs: $2
3 – 6 hrs: $5
6 – 12 hrs: $7
This facility does take credit cards. Additional parking is available in the lot across the street. Rates for that lot are posted at the entrance to the lot.
Bouquets of flowers will be available to purchase for your graduate in the lobby of the SeaGate Centre prior to the ceremony. Proceeds will benefit the Lourdes Habitat for Humanity team.
Any graduate needing special accommodations for the procession and seating should contact Teddi Moorman at Lourdes as soon as possible at 419-824-3837. She will make arrangements to meet you and go through the details of processing and going across the stage to receive your diploma.
Report to the people stationed at the appropriate sign. They will put you into the procession line-up.
Once placed in line, please stay in order. This is the order in which graduates will be announced. Diplomas will be awarded in this order, so consistency is extremely important.
Keep your card with you at all times. You must take your card to the stage. You must hand your card to the person at the top of the stairs.
Ushers will be on hand to help direct graduates to the appropriate assigned seat. Commencement programs for graduates will be available at the seat. Graduates should not carry anything during the procession except the information card handed to them at line-up. When graduates arrive in their seats, they remain standing until after the invocation and the National Anthem.
Undergraduate degrees will be conferred and graduates will receive their degrees in the following order:
Those receiving an Associate Degree will be asked to stand. After Dr. Robinson confers the degree, someone will direct the graduates to the stairs at the right side of the stage. The rest of the degrees will follow in the same manner. Someone will be at the bottom of the stairs to provide assistance. Candidates will move up the stairs to the stage, hand a pre-printed card (the one given out at line-up) to the person at the top of the stairs and proceed to shake hands with the Dean of the respective college. The graduate will continue across the stage and receive the folder and diploma from Dr. Robinson. Graduates leave the stage by the stairs at the left. Graduates should return to the assigned seat and be seated. The student speaker will address the class.
Graduate degrees will be conferred and graduates will receive their degrees in the following order:
Graduate candidates will follow the same process for the conferring of the degrees and proceeding to the right side of the stage. The graduates will cross to center stage where they will present their hood on their right arm to the person on the stand. Graduates will turn and face the audience. The hood will be placed over the graduate's head. The graduates will proceed to Dr. Robinson to receive their diploma. Graduates leave the stage by the stairs at the left. Please return to your assigned seat.
The Alumni Association President will give the alumni welcome, followed by the benediction. Karen Biscay, Chairperson of the Music Department, will lead the singing of the Song of Lourdes. Words and music will be in the program.
Dr. Robinson will ask the graduates to stand and she will present the Graduating Class of 2013 to the audience. At this time, graduates will be instructed to move their tassels from the right side to the left side of the mortar board.
The recessional will begin immediately after the Master of Ceremonies thanks everyone for coming. The order for the recessional is:
It is essential that all graduates keep moving while leaving the auditorium in procession. Please do not stop in the auditorium area, otherwise an unsafe traffic jam will occur. Please ask your guests to remain seated until the procession is completed and then meet you in Hall A.
Graduates from Summer 2012 and Fall 2012 will receive a congratulatory certificate in the diploma folder on graduation day. Spring 2013 graduates will receive the official Lourdes University diploma. Any issues regarding your diploma should be addressed to the Registrar's Office (419-824-3817).
Commencement will take place in Halls A and B (combined) at SeaGate Centre. Doors to both halls will open at 12:15 p.m. Families and guests should find seats in the auditorium at this time. Guests are not required to have tickets. There is no limit to the number of guests per graduate. Special seating, including wheelchair access, will be available, but seating in this area is limited to 4 per graduate.
At approximately 12:45 PM, the doors to Hall B will be closed to guests. This is necessary in order to facilitate the processional lineup of students, faculty and staff that begins just behind the doors to Hall B. When the doors to Hall B close, guests will be asked to move down to the Hall C doors and enter there. Please do not congregate around the processional area. Security personnel will be posted in this area to keep the aisles clear for the processional. Guests are asked to remain in their seats as much as possible, especially during the procession and recession. The ceremony will last between 1 ½ hours and 2 hours.
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