To honor our students in the completion of their academic program the College of Education invites you to participate in our Bachelor's and Master's Students Winter Graduation Ceremony. (Doctoral Students will be recognized in May)
Friday, January 18, 2013
Begins Promptly at 2:00 PM
Graduates should report wearing their academic attire. Honors medals should be worn around the neck. No jewelry, flowers, or other adornments should be evident on attire. Cap tassels should be placed to the right, then moved to the left after the awarding of degrees.
Graduates should report no later than 1:00 pm to Temple University Performing Arts Center's Chapel of Four Chaplains located on the lower level of the facility.
At the registration areas inside the Chapel of Four Chaplains, graduates will receive an index card containing a label with their name on it, which they will hand to the individual reading names as students ascend the stage to be congratulated by the Dean. If a pre-labeled card is not available for you at your major reporting area, it is important that you take one of the blank index cards available, clearly write your name on it and bring it with you to the ceremony, so that you can hand it to the person reading names when you reach the stage. If your name is difficult to pronounce, please print a phonetic spelling of your name on the card.
Ushers will be available to issue procession line-up instructions. Graduates will be lined up by degree, so that individuals receiving the same degree are seated together for the ceremony. If you wish to sit next to someone, he/she should line up immediately in front of or behind you, because the line will divide right and left upon reaching the seating area.
While Commencement is a celebration of our students' accomplishments, it is also a formal academic event to be conducted with dignity and decorum. Guests are asked to remain in their seats for the duration of the ceremony and to refrain from blocking aisles and passageways, including the area directly in front of the stage, by attempting to greet or take photos of individual graduates. Professional photos will be taken of each graduate as they ascend the stage to be congratulated by the College Dean, and may be purchased through the photographer after the ceremony. In support of our graduates, we also ask that you refrain from departing the ceremony early, especially after your own graduate has been recognized and there are others waiting to be recognized. Cell phones and related electronic equipment should be turned off during the ceremony
|1:00 pm||Graduates report to Temple University Performing Arts Center, Chapel of the Four Chaplains, while guests with tickets may take their seats.|
|1:30 pm||Graduates begin to line up
Faculty & Staff Processional arrives
|2:00 pm||Faculty & Staff Procession followed by the Graduates
(Guests remain standing until processional music has stopped)
|Conclusion & Recessional|