COMMENCEMENT DINNER AT THE WYLIE CENTER
Each year the Wylie Conference Center offers a Buffet Dinner at Tupper Manor on Friday evening for an
additional cost to Commencement guests. You do not need to be staying at the Inn to participate.
COMMENCEMENT NUTS & BOLTS
The processional begins promptly at 10:15 a.m. on Saturday, May 24th. Graduates must arrive no later than 9:00
a.m. and gather in the MacDonald Gymnasium, located in the Post Center. At 10:00 a.m., all robing and procession areas must be cleared of guests. We
encourage family and friends to make arrangements for pre-Commencement photos elsewhere.
The processional begins at the Gymnasium promptly at 10:15 a.m. President Wylie will host a Commencement Reception for graduates, guests, and faculty following the ceremony.
COMMENCEMENT ANNOUNCEMENTS & TICKETS
The ceremony to honor our graduating men enrolled in the ROTC program will be held at Misselwood on TBA. This event is by invitation only.
RECOGNITION DAY BRUNCH
A special brunch is held for graduates, family members, and friends on Friday, May 23 rd beginning at 10:30 a.m. and ending at 12:30 p.m.
Baccalaureate will be held on Friday, May 23rd at 1:00 p.m. This event affords each
graduate a time to reflect on their accomplishments and their future. Graduates will attend the Ceremony wearing
commencement robes and hoods (no caps). Graduates may be seated with family members and friends.
The Awards Ceremony is the formal recognition of graduating students in areas of academic achievement and
engagement. Several awards will be presented to graduating students at the Ceremony.
NURSE PINNING CEREMONY
Nursing graduates will receive their nursing pins in a special ceremony.
A reception will be held for graduating international students and their families.
Commencement will take place on Saturday, May 24th at 10:30 a.m. at the Stadium. In extreme weather conditions
Commencement Ceremonies may be held in the MacDonald Gymnasium. Notification of such will be made in a timely fashion so that other arrangements can be made. You can expect the ceremony to last approximately 2 ½ hours. Seating areas for guests will open
at 9:00 a.m. We request that all guests be seated by 10:15 a.m. when the procession begins. The Ceremony will be
broadcast for viewing in the Post Center, the Lodge, and Endicott Auditorium as well as on any
television that has access to ECTV (channel 73). Additionally, it will be broadcast live on our website. This free
audio and video webcasting alternative will allow your extended family and friends to also experience this memorable
To Be Announced
The following designations of academic distinction are placed on the degrees of graduates who have earned superior
records of academic achievement at Endicott: Summa Cum Laude: a cumulative grade point average of 3.9 – 4.0;
Magna Cum Laude: a cumulative grade point average of 3.7 – 3.89; Cum Laude: a cumulative grade point average of
3.5 – 3.69.
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
picture as diplomas are received. The photographer will be contacting graduates in writing with specifics on ordering
photographs along with the cost.
President Wylie and Vice President Rossi-Le will hand out degrees for undergraduate students provided all College
requirements have met.
TRAVEL ROUTES TO BEVERLY
Traffic into the Beverly area may be heavy as early as 8:30 a.m. on the day of Commencement. Delays may be
encountered, so please plan accordingly.
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.
Take exit 17 (Grapevine Road, Beverly Farms). Turn left off the exit ramp and follow directions above.
Follow either Route I-93 North or Route 1 North to Route 128 North. Follow directions above from Route 128 North
Take the Mass Pike to exit 14, Weston. Follow I-95 North to Route 128 North. Follow directions above from Route
128 North (Peabody).
Follow Route 95 South to Route 62 East to Route 128 North toward Gloucester, then follow the directions above from Route 128 North (Peabody).
Follow Route 89 to Route 93 South to Route 95 North. Follow directions above from Route 128 North (Peabody).
FOR OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATIONS PLEASE CONSIDER THE WYLIE INN AT ENDICOTT OR VISIT OUR WEB PAGE FOR A
LISTING OF LOCAL ACCOMMODATIONS.
The content of this document is preliminary and is subject to change. Greater detail of events and procedures will be provided as commencement nears.