141st May Graduation and Commencement Day Schedule

There are no tickets required for this Graduation and Commencement Ceremony.

Commencement Day - Saturday, May 14, 2016.

9:00 a.m.: Baccalaureate Ceremony, Sitnik Theater, David & Carol Lackland Center (What is the Baccalaureate Ceremony?)

10:00 a.m  to 12:00 p.m.:  Commencement Brunch, Dining Room, David & Carol Lackland Center. Reservations are REQUIRED.

12:00 p.m.:  Robing and Lineup, Quad behind Seay Building.

1:00 p.m.:  141st May Commencement - Processional.

Commencement Day Instructions:

  • Before lining up, graduates must pick up their cards at the table located in the Quad behind the Seay Administration Building. 
    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

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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!