Commencement 2016 Information: Faculty and Staff
The School of Graduate Studies commencement ceremony will take place on Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 4 pm.
On Saturday, May 21, 2016, the College of Arts and Sciences and School of Education ceremony is scheduled for 10 am and the College of Health and Human Services and Bertolon School of Business commencement ceremony will take place at 3 pm.
All commencement exercises take place in the O’Keefe Complex, 225 Canal Street, Salem.
Rehearsal for staff is scheduled for Thursday, May 19 at 10 am in the Rockett Arena in the O’Keefe Center. This will be the only rehearsal and all staff scheduled to work a ceremony should be present.
Entering the O’Keefe Center
All faculty and staff will be required to enter the O’Keefe Sports Center by the Broadway entrance. Faculty or staff who attempt to enter the building at any other point will be instructed to enter via the Broadway entrance. Only those individuals assigned to work and faculty who indicated their intent to attend, by completing the 2016 commencement attendance survey will be admitted to the facility. Please note there will be no exceptions.
Staff scheduled to work the graduate ceremony on Thursday should report to the O’Keefe Center by 2 pm. Faculty attending this ceremony should report by 3:30 pm.
Staff scheduled to work the College of Arts and Sciences and School of Education ceremony at 10 am on Saturday should report to the O’Keefe Center by 8 am. Faculty attending this ceremony should report by 9:30 am.
Staff scheduled to work the College of Health and Human Services and Bertolon School of Business ceremony at 3 pm on Saturday should report to the O’Keefe Center by 1 pm. Faculty attending this ceremony should report by 2:30 pm.
Faculty who are attending both ceremonies on Saturday should plan to exit the O’Keefe Center following the morning ceremony and should return for the afternoon ceremony by 2:30 pm.
Parking and Transportation to the O’Keefe Center
For the courtesy of our graduates and guests, staff working on Saturday should park in the auxiliary lot on Broadway behind McDonald’s and walk or take the shuttle to the O’Keefe Complex. Please note there is no shuttle service for the School of Graduate Studies ceremony on Thursday.
Guests with Disabilities
Individuals needing accessibility accommodation should contact disability services at 978.542.6217 (TTY: 978.542.7146) (video phone: 978.910.0167) or visit the Berry Library, room G20, no later than Monday, May 2, 2016.
Please remember to order your regalia from the bookstore, if needed. Complete this form and return it with your payment to the bookstore by Friday, April 22, 2016 to place your order.
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