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Commencement 2017 Schedule of Events

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FRIDAY, MAY 12, 2017

10:30 a.m.  Commencement rehearsal, Cheel Arena (required for all graduates)

3:00 p.m.    ROTC Commissioning Ceremony, Cheel Arena
4:00 p.m.

3:00 p.m.    PA Long Coat Ceremony, Student Center Forum
4:00 p.m.    ROTC Reception, Cheel Arena (by invitation only)
5:00 p.m.

5:00 p.m.    Digital Arts & Sciences Exhibition
7:00 p.m.

5:00 p.m.    Baccalaureate Service, Trinity Episcopal Church in Potsdam 
6:00 p.m.   

6:00 p.m.    Reception & Dinner with Award Winners & Honorary Guests, Student Center
                   (by invitation only)

Food Service Options
Java City (Student Center): 7:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Main Street Cafe (Cheel Campus Center): 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
The Servery (Student Center): Closed
SATURDAY, MAY 13, 2017
9-10 a.m.       Graduate Reception for Gradutate students and their guests

9:30 a.m.        Students and Disabled Guest tickets admitted

9:45 a.m.        Reserved and Floor tickets admitted

10:00 a.m.      Honors Program Brunch, ERC Atrium (by invitation only)

10:10 a.m.      Graduates Must be seated by 10:10 a.m.

10:15 a.m.      Faculty & Stage Party Procession

10:30 a.m.      Graduate Commencement Ceremony

1:45 p.m.        Arena doors open for Disabled Guest tickets

2:00 p.m.        Student Procession forms on Cheel lawn

2:00 p.m.        Arena doors open for Floor Seated Guest tickets

2:15 p.m.        Arena doors open for Reserved Guest Tickets 

2:30 p.m.        Standing Room only guests are admitted

2:40 p.m.        Student Procession begins

3:00 p.m.        124th Clarkson Commencement Ceremony 

Directly following the Commencement Ceremony, there will be an Undergraduates Reception, hosted by the President's Office and Office of Alumni Relations behind Cheel Campus Center.

Food Service Options
Java City – 7:00am – 5:00pm
Main St – 7:30am – 7:00pm
Servery – 11:00am – 2:00pm