139th January Graduation and Commencement Day Schedule

Please note:

  • Tickets are required for this ceremony, each Graduate will receive four(4) tickets.
  • Children are not allowed on laps and count towards the use of a single ticket per child.
  • No strollers are permitted inside the gym during the ceremony.

Commencement Day - Saturday, January 11, 2014.

8:30 a.m  to 10:30 a.m.:  Dining Room, Lackland Center. Reservations are REQUIRED.

10:00 a.m.:  Robing and Lineup

  • Seay Admin Building-Student Activity Center-graduates may also enter through the Seay main entrance and proceed straight ahead into robing area

11:00 a.m.:  139th January Commencement - Processional.

Commencement Day Instructions:

  • Before lining up, graduates must pick up their cards at the table located in their designated meeting area.  The cards must be presented to the reader during the ceremony. No changes may be made to the cards.  (Graduates with names that are difficult to pronounce may write their names phonetically.)
  • Graduates will be lined up by degree and should not change position once lined up.
  • An orderly procession will honor the graduates and their guests.
  • Participants are expected to stay until the conclusion of the ceremony.
  • Ushers will direct graduates to their seats.
  • Following the Commencement address, ushers will direct graduates to the stage.  When the name is read, a diploma cover will be presented to the graduate.
  • A professional photographer will be taking photographs of each graduate as he/she crosses the stage.  Click here for information on ordering a graduation photograph.
  • At the conclusion of the ceremony, there will be a Recessional.  Ushers will be present to direct the graduates.

Please do not leave personal belongings unattended during the ceremony.

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Contact Information:

Registrar's Office:
(908) 852-1400, ext. 2214

Download Commencement Announcement
Download the May 2014 Commencement Announcement.

REMINDER: Centenary College does not allow the public consumption of alcohol during campus events. Please do not bring any alcoholic beverages to the Commencement ceremony. Thank you!