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Van Loan School Connection 2017

The Van Loan School (including adult undergraduate, Boston, and Gloucester) will hold commencement exercises on Thursday evening, May 18, 2017 at the Stadium on campus. If you are planning to graduate, please complete the graduation application and return it to the Office of the Registrar as soon as possible.

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      Commencement Participation Policy

      Academic Requirements: To receive your degree, you must have:
      ●      earn all required credits; earned the correct number of credits required;
      ●      completed all additional requirements for your major and/or concentration;
      ●      earned the minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) for your degree and major; (see catalog for minimum GPA for your major—2.00 is minimum for many undergraduate majors and 3.0 for graduate programs).
      ●      if you are a master’s degree candidate, you must also have completed the Comprehensive Examination in your degree area (if required);
      ●      if you are a doctoral degree candidate, you must have successfully defended and received approval signatures on your dissertation.

      Student files will be audited to determine that all required documentation has been received and all financial obligations have been met.

      Graduation Application

      Graduation application form must be filed. The deadline to file is March 13!

      Please ensure that you have completed a Graduation Application, if you will be completing your degree this May or plan to participate in Commencement exercises. The graduation application is available at the Registrar's Office or the Student Affairs office. The application must be completed whether or not you participate. It is necessary that we know whether or not you will be participating in the ceremony to ensure appropriate seating and prepare your diploma.  Please check the list of students who have applied to graduate, which can be found on the website in MyEndicott

      Graduation Fee

      A graduation fee of $200 is assessed for all students who qualify for a degree from Endicott College. This assessment covers a variety of items associated with Commencement, including degree audit, preparation of diploma and commencement related ceremonies. The graduation fee is a mandatory requirement, regardless of participation in Commencement ceremonies or activities.

      Your fee may already have been paid. Check your online bill or Contact Van Loan Bursar’s Office at 978-232-2053.

      Caps and Gowns

      Van Loan Undergraduate and Master’s Degree graduates:

      For undergraduate and master’s degree graduates, the cost of regalia items is included in your Graduation Fee.  Regalia will be available for pick up in the Endicott College Bookstore starting May 1, 2017. The Bookstore is located at the entrance to the Callahan Center. Store hours are Monday-Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. , and Saturday 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.


      If you are unable to pick up your items at the campus bookstore you may request them be shipped to you for a $10 shipping and handling fee.   Request for shipping will only be accepted between April 1 and May 1, 2017 by email to

      Please include the following information with your request.

      - Name

      - Height

      - Weight

      - Degree

      - Daytime phone number    


      Doctoral Graduates:

      Doctoral students must purchase or rent their regalia (see information below).  The deadline for ordering is January 18, 2017.  Please email store manager Lorie McMahon to place your order. Please provide the following information:

      - Height

      - Weight

      - Degree

      - Intention on purchase or rent

      - Cap size  


      The bookstore will contact you when your items arrive, and will give you the option of picking it up at the bookstore, or having it shipped for an additional $10 fee.

      Announcements & Tickets

      You may pick up your commencement packets between Monday, May 2 and Tuesday, May 16,2017 from 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 

          Beverly-based and online graduates may pick up their packets at the Van Loan School Admissions Office, located on the first floor of the Van Loan Building, 295 Hale          Street, Beverly. 

          Boston-based graduates may pick up their packets at the Boston site, 200 Tremont Street, Boston.

          Gloucester-based graduates may pick up their packets at the Gloucester site, 33 Commercial Street in Gloucester.


      You must present your Endicott College ID to receive your packet. You may not pick up any other students’ packets. If you are unable to pick up your packet in person, you may have the packet shipped by contacting Alicia Kessler, Staff Assistant, no later than May 2, 2017 at, or 978-232-5261.


      10 Commencement announcements  *Note that these are not tickets

      2 color-coded Field Seating tickets (dark green)

      6 additional color-coded Field Seating tickets (light green)

      *Note that if held inside the additional tickets (light green) may not be used.

      Commencement Ceremony

      Van Loan School Commencement will be held on Thursday, May 18, 2017 promptly at 6:00 p.m.  Please note this is the first Van Loan Commencement to be held separately from the College Undergraduate Commencement.  The event will be held outdoors at Hempstead Stadium. Guest seating will open at 5:00 p.m..  At 5:45 p.m. all guests must be seated and all robing and procession areas be cleared of guests. Your eight color-coded tickets are available for field seating, and additional seating will be available in the bleachers.  


      Graduates must arrive no later than 4:30 p.m. and gather in the MacDonald Gymnasium, located in the Post Center. Van Loan staff will assist in the line-up.  The College requests guests' cooperation in remaining outside the student robing area.     


      In case of inclement weather, the event will be held in the Post Center Field House. Two dark green tickets will be available for indoor seating. Additional guests may watch the ceremony simulcast live at the Endicott Auditorium in the Wax Center. 


      The simulcast can also be viewed in high definition on ECTV Channel 73.1, as well as, the Endicott College commencement website. This free audio and video webcasting alternative will allow your extended family and friends to also experience this memorable event. Simply click on the "watch live" link on the Commencement main page.  



      Commencement Speaker

      Van Loan School Commencement Speaker Libby MooreLibby Moore, Class of 1986, is a certified life coach, international speaker, adventurer, and super connection maker who loves helping people reconnect to possibility in their lives and careers. She is a mentor to many, including college students, millennials, and women and girls at the Rikers Island correctional facility.
      Prior to this, Libby served as chief of staff to Oprah Winfrey for 11 years, acting as her key liaison. She also worked as a consulting producer with the original team that created the Emmy Award winning, Super Soul Sunday on OWN, the Oprah Winfrey Network.
      Before Oprah, Libby was an executive assistant to Jann Wenner, founder and publisher of Rolling Stone magazine, and a personal assistant to newsman and television personality, Maury Povich.  
      Early in her career, Libby worked on the North Shore in both radio and print at WFNX Radio, Rykodisc, The Marblehead Reporter, and WNSH Radio.

      Nurse Pinning Ceremony

      Nursing graduates will receive their nursing pins in a special ceremony on Friday, May 19, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. at the Wax Auditorium. A reception will follow in the Courtyard Café.

      International Reception

      A reception will be held for graduating international students, study abroad participants, international peer mentors and their families on Friday, May 19, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. at Misselwood House.

      Endicott Graduation Buffet

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      FRIDAY, MAY 19th, 2017

      DINNER SERVED FROM 5:30PM - 7:30PM

      Seafood Chowder
      Caesar Salad
      Water’s Edge Salad
      Rosemary & Honey Balsamic Chicken
      Baked Haddock

      Beef Brisket
       Potatoes Au Gratin

      Lemon Roasted Asparagus
      Swiss Chard Ravioli
      Seasonal Miniature Dessert Display

      Adults $39.00
      Senior Citizens (65+) $35.10
      Children (4-12) $19.95
      Children 3 and under eat free!

      Prices do not include a 7% Massachusetts State tax
      which will automatically be added to all parties.
      Before placing your order, please inform your server if a person in your party has a food allergy.

      CALL 978-867-1955, Monday - Friday (9am - 5pm)

      295 Hale Street
      Beverly, MA 01915


      During the commencement ceremony, access to the stage area for picture taking or videotaping by guests will be limited to a designated area. Essex Commencement Photos will take student pictures as diplomas are received. The photographer will be contacting graduates in writing with specifics on ordering photographs along with the cost.

      Stole of Gratitude

      The Endicott College Stole of Gratitude offers a symbol of thanks. Worn during the Commencement Ceremony, the Stole carries the best wishes and sincere appreciation of the graduate. Following the ceremony, the graduate presents the Stole to someone who provided extraordinary help or support. Recipients include parents, relatives, or mentors – anyone who may have helped with wisdom, encouragement, or financial assistance. More than one Stole may be worn during Commencement, symbolizing that there are many people in the graduate's life deserving of such a gift. The Stoles are available in the Bookstore for $19.95 each.

      Guests With Special Needs

      All guests with mobility issues must fill out the Barrier Free Form by May 15, 2017 to make appropriate arrangements. Both field and bleacher seating are accessible for ticket holders. If guests must be accompanied, it must be with a ticket holder. Areas for persons with disabilities parking will be available for guests who have notified us according to the parking guidelines. There will be ASL interpreters at the ceremony.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Barbara Lucier via email: 


      Graduates: Graduate Parking will be available on-campus, on a first-come first-serve basis.   Stay alert for signage, and detail officers who will direct you to designated parking areas.    


      Guests:  Guest Parking is available at a nearby off site location: North Shore Music Theater at 62 Dunham Road, Beverly (directly off exit 19 on Route 128 North).  There will be a free shuttle service to and from campus.   North Shore Music Theater is just a 10-15 drive away from campus, but please allow at least 30 extra minutes for off-site parking and shuttle service.    


      Reserved Parking for barrier free guests will be available on-campus through a reservation form on this website. 

      Area Hotels

      The Wylie Inn is available at 15% discount to all Endicott College-affiliated travelers.

      We also provide a list of other area accommodations

      Travel Routes to Beverly

      Traffic into the Beverly area may be heavy as early as 4:00 p.m. on the day of Commencement. Delays may be encountered, so please plan accordingly.


      FROM ROUTE 128 HEADING NORTH Take exit 17 (Grapevine Road, Beverly Farms). Turn right off the exit ramp and right again after 1½ miles onto Haskell Street (by the cemetery). Proceed to the end; at stop sign, turn right onto Hale Street, Route 127 to Endicott College. The main entrance is the second entrance on the right.


      FROM ROUTE 128 HEADING SOUTH Take exit 17 (Grapevine Road, Beverly Farms). Turn left off the exit ramp and follow directions above. FROM BOSTON Follow either Route I-93 North or Route 1 North to Route 128 North. Follow directions above from Route 128 North (Peabody).


      FROM I84, HARTFORD, NYC, I90,OR ALBANY Take the Mass Pike to exit 14, Weston. Follow I-95 North to Route 128 North. Follow directions above from Route 128 North (Peabody).


      FROM MAINE Follow Route 95 South to Route 62 East to Route 128 North toward Gloucester, then follow the directions above from Route 128 North (Peabody).


      FROM VERMONT, NEW HAMPSHIRE Follow Route 89 to Route 93 South to Route 95 North. Follow directions above from Route 128 North (Peabody).

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