Saturday, May 25, 2013
Parking for Commencement Ceremony
Parking will be available on a first-come, first-served basis in the University parking lots located on Fourth Street and Upper Street and in the semi-circle in front of the Haupt Humanities building on North Broadway. Old Morrison Circle will be closed to parking.
Handicapped parking will be available and can be arranged ahead of time by contacting the Health and Wellness Center at (859) 281-3682. Public safety officers will have a motorized cart in the parking lot off Fourth Street behind the Mitchell Fine Arts Center for guests who need assistance.
Order your official commencement announcements by clicking here.
Caps and Gowns
Students can buy caps and gowns at the bookstore for $47.20 including tax.
We are pleased to have an arrangement with Dan Silvestri of Impact Photography for our commencement photography. Mr. Silvestri has taken the class photo and photos of individual students crossing the stage to receive their diplomas for many years. Orders may be placed at any time by contacting Impact Photography at (859) 252-0725
Photos are priced as follows:
Pkg. 1: One 8x10” group graduation photo and one 5x7” individual graduate photo, $50
Pkg. 2: One 8x10” group graduation photo and three 5x7” individual graduate photos, $60
Pkg. 3: One 8x10” individual graduation photo and three 5x7” individual graduate photos, $70
One 8x10” group graduation photo, $40
One 5x7” individual graduate photo only, $35
Additional 5x7” individual graduate photo with any purchase above, $15
Additional 8x10” individual graduate photo with any purchase above, $20
There are no videos for sale this year, as the university will not be filming commencement.
For questions, contact Mollie Eblen, public relations associate, at (859) 233-8120 or email@example.com.
Restrooms & First Aid
Restrooms will be available on the ground level of Old Morrison; the Cowgill Center for Business, Economics, and Education; and the Brown Science Center.
A first aid station will be set up in front of the Cowgill Center.
Hotels and Motels
A list of nearby hotels can be found here.
Filing for Graduation
Students planning to graduate the following May need to submit an Application for Graduation by November 1.
Review this F.A.Q. for more information.
Commencement Week Schedule
Monday, May 20
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Holleian Society Luncheon
President's Room, Forrer Hall
Tuesday, May 21
Dessert with the Dean
Dining Center, Forrer Hall
Dean Barbara LoMonaco will be our guest pastry chef for dinner. Come sample the delicacies.
Wednesday, May 22
PARTY ON THE PLAZA
We'll have sounds from DJ Johnnie Johnson! Feel free to stay around for a dance party after the senior toast.
Rain location: William T. Young Campus Center gym
Free sparkling cider. Other refreshments available at additional cost.
Thursday, May 23
Atomic Café patio
265 N. Limestone
Join us for happy hour! Free appetizers. Cash bar available.
Co-sponsored by Alumni Association and Student Alumni Association
Friday, May 24
11 a.m.-2 p.m.
William T. Young Campus Center
Graduates are required to come to the William T. Young Campus Center on Friday, May 24, at a time convenient to them between the hours of 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. At this event graduates will be given rain tickets, verify pronunciation of their names, and have an opportunity to order graduation photos. The Dean of Students office (233-8215) must be notified if a graduate is not able to attend the Senior Review.
Jack Furlong, professor of philosophy
"One Big Important Thing (OBIT): Do chimpanzees dream of Doctor Who?"
Carrick Theater, Mitchell Fine Arts Center
Carrick Theater, Mitchell Fine Arts Center. Register here.
Rain location: Beck Center. Register here.
Music by Fourscore.
Saturday, May 25
Commencement Day Breakfast
Dining Center, Forrer Hall. Register here.
Senior Group Photo and Commencement Instructions for Graduates
Graduates, wearing caps and gowns, will assemble on the Beck Center steps for a group photo. After the picture is taken, graduates will go directly to Haggin Auditorium where the Commencement Marshal will give full instructions for the procession, seating, procedure for receiving diploma, and recession. All graduates must be on time for this, as the process must be perfectly understood and observed by all.
Old Morrison Lawn
Commencement speaker: actor Steve Zahn
Student speaker: Hannah Davis Johnson
Honorary degree recipient: Nikky Finney
Chairs will be provided. The outdoor commencement is expected to accommodate all guests of graduates. In case of inclement weather, graduation will be held in the Clive M. Beck Athletic and Recreation Center. Each graduate will receive four rain tickets at the Senior Review for guest seating. If it rains, guests with tickets will be admitted to the Beck Center beginning at 8 a.m. After 9:15 a.m., guests without tickets will be admitted. Seats are not reserved.
Immediately following the commencement ceremony. Everyone is welcome.
Anyone needing special seating should contact the Health and Wellness Center at (859) 281-3682 by Friday, May 24. If a special need arises on Commencement Day, please contact any Transylvania staff member.