University makes Commencement changes for 2014
Aug. 8, 2013 - The University is making changes to its Commencement ceremonies for the Class of 2014.
Quinnipiac will host three Undergraduate Commencement ceremonies on Sunday, May 18.
The first ceremony, for the School of Business and School of Communications, is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. The second ceremony, for the School of Health Sciences and School of Nursing, is scheduled for 2 p.m., and the third ceremony, for the College of Arts & Sciences, is scheduled for 6 p.m.
Each of the undergraduate ceremonies will be held on the Quadrangle on the Mount Carmel Campus. In the event of rain, the ceremonies will move to the TD Bank Sports Center on the York Hill Campus.
"By moving to three ceremonies, the university is able to ensure the safety and comfort of each of our graduates, as well as their families and friends," said Lynn Bushnell, vice president for public affairs and chair of the University's Commencement committee.
"Students made clear that it is very important that the exercises remain on the Quadrangle, that each graduate's name is read as he or she walks across the stage and that a keynote address is delivered at each ceremony. With this change, we are able to accommodate each of these wishes."
The University will host two Graduate Commencement ceremonies on Lender Court at the TD Bank Sports Center on Saturday, May 10.
The first ceremony, for the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Business, School of Communications and School of Education, is scheduled for 10 a.m. The second ceremony, for the School of Health Sciences and School of Nursing, is scheduled for 3 p.m.
School of Law graduates will participate in a 10 a.m. Commencement ceremony on Lender Court at the TD Bank Sports Center on Sunday, May 11.
Each graduating student will receive four tickets for Lender Court, as well as four tickets to the High Point Solutions Arena, where the ceremony will be broadcast. Undergraduate students' guests will only need to use the tickets in case of rain.
"We firmly believe that these changes will make the 2014 Commencement Exercises a special day for each graduate and all of the family members for whom this day carries so much meaning," Bushnell said.