December Graduates Recognition Ceremony

Thursday, December 12, 2013
CUB Ballroom
5:30 p.m.

2013 Faculty Speaker: Rebecca Fincher-Kiefer, Associate Professor, Psychology


This special ceremony honors students who have completed degree requirements in August or are expected to complete requirements in December. Students and families involved are contacted with details of the ceremony in the fall.

Although degrees are not distributed at this time since the semester will not yet have ended, and caps and gowns are not worn, it is a warm and intimate celebration for the expected graduates. Following remarks from the President, Provost and Faculty, guests and the campus community are invited to a reception with light refreshments. The Recognition Ceremony participants are also invited to participate in the May Commencement exercises and will receive degrees at that time.

Please contact the Registrar's Office directly with any questions regarding degree requirements and diplomas.

Guest Information:

The Ballroom will open at 5:00 p.m. for guest seating. No tickets are needed.

Following the ceremony, a professional photographer will be available in the Ballroom to take formal photographs of students and family.

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Visitor parking is available in parking lots throughout campus, including Masters Lot, Musselman Lot, Constitution Lot and the Admissions Lot. (See campus map (PDF))

On-street parking may also be available along West Lincoln Avenue, in front of the CUB during the ceremony.

If you need a guest parking permit for overnight visits, please contact Public Safety at 717.337.6912.


Accessibility parking spaces can be found in lots throughout the campus (see campus map), including Masters Lot and in front of the CUB on West Lincoln Avenue.  To take the elevator to the CUB Lobby level, guests may enter the CUB via the Bullet Hole entrance.

If you have questions regarding accessibility, please call Public Safety at 717.337.6912.

If you or your guests are in need of special accommodations, please contact Commencement at 717.337.6012 or

Participant Information:

Platform Party members will wear academic robes. Participants, guests and faculty are encouraged to dress nicely for the occasion. (Business attire)

On the day, participants and platform party members will meet in CUB 260 (2nd floor) promptly at 5:00 p.m. to check in and receive instructions on processing, recognition, recessing, etc.

The CUB Ballroom will open for guest seating at 5:00 p.m.

Please contact Commencement at 717.337.6012 or with any questions.

Invitations to faculty and campus community members
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Past December Graduates Recognition Ceremonies: