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Commencement

Congratulations Endicott College Class of 2023! We look forward to celebrating your achievements with a variety of Commencement events and traditions leading to the 82nd Annual Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 20, 2023. 

As we prepare, please check this page for important information and deadlines. Regular communications will be sent to graduates as Commencement approaches. Again, congratulations and we look forward to celebrating at the Nest in May.

Information for all graduating students

  • Commencement Ceremony
    Commencement will be held on Saturday, May 20, 2023 at 10 a.m. The event will be held outdoors at the Hempstead Stadium, rain or shine. Guest seating will open at 8 a.m. We request that all guests be seated by 9:45 a.m., when the procession begins. 

    Graduates must arrive no later than 9 a.m. and gather in the Field House, located on the second floor of the Post Center. Endicott staff will direct the lineup. The College requests guests' cooperation in remaining outside the student robing area. We encourage family and friends to make arrangements for pre-Commencement photos elsewhere.
  • Commencement Participation Policy
    If you are completing degree requirements at the end of the Fall 2022, Winter 2023, or Spring 2023 semesters, you must complete your graduation application, including the intent to participate at the May 2023 Commencement, no later than November 30You may access the graduation application by logging into Etrieve or through this link. The login credentials are the same as your email credentials.
    Students that will be earning their degree after the Spring 2023 semester, and qualify to participate in the May 2023 Commencement, must submit a graduation application by the November 30 deadline.

    Policy to qualify for participation at Commencement prior to degree completion.

    Spring Commencement Ceremony Eligibility Requirements:
    Doctoral candidates must have successfully defended and received approval signatures on their dissertation.
    Undergraduate and Master’s students may participate in Commencement exercises prior to completion of degree requirements if they meet the following criteria:
    • Minimum Credits: Students may be up to six credits short of the requirements for a degree in their major. Undergraduate students who are only missing the twelve-credit semester internship may participate upon approval by their dean.
    • Minimum GPA: A student entering their last semester with the minimum cumulative GPA required of their degree and major may participate in Commencement exercises if they fall below that minimum in their last semester. Students will not receive their diplomas until all requirements are complete. A student may not fall both below minimum credits and the minimum Cumulative GPA.
    All financial obligations to the College must be paid two weeks prior to Commencement in order to participate in the Commencement Ceremony.
    Students may only participate in one Commencement Ceremony per degree.

    Any questions please contact the Office of the Registrar. 

  • Graduation Fee

    The graduation fee, which is included in your semester fees, covers a variety of items associated with Commencement, including a degree audit, preparation of diploma, cap, gown, hood, award ceremony, baccalaureate ceremony, and commencement ceremonies. For questions please contact the Bursar's Office

  • Additional Information

    Policies:

    Drones, alcoholic beverages, large bags, coolers and pets (except service animals) are prohibited from entering the stadium during all Commencement ceremonies.  If located, all bags, backpacks, and coolers (regardless of size) are subject to search and may be confiscated if contraband is found.

     

    Evacuation Plans:

    In the event of an emergency, or need for an evacuation at the stadium, audible announcements will be made via the PA and college social media accounts.  On-site staff members will assist in directing persons to their appropriate evacuation routes, and/or rally points as necessary.  See the included maps to view exit routes and rally points.  Evacuation maps will also be posted throughout the Stadium and available with staff members.   

    In the event of that Commencement is canceled, graduates may be directed to pick up their diplomas in certain campus locations, which may be announced via the PA and college social media accounts.

Additional Commencement Activities & Events

  • Baccalaureate & Awards Ceremony

    The Baccalaureate & Awards Ceremony will be held on Friday, May 19, 2023 from noon–1 p.m.

  • Nurse Pinning Ceremony

    Undergraduate nursing students will receive their nursing pins in a special ceremony on Friday, May 19, 2023 from 4–5:15 p.m.

  • Doctoral Hooding Ceremony

    The Doctoral Hooding Ceremony will be held Friday, May 19, 2023 from 2–3 p.m.

  • International Reception

    A reception will be held for graduating international students, study abroad participants, international peer mentors, and family members on Friday, May 19, 2023, at 5:30 p.m. at the Misselwood Tent.

  • Tribute Brunch & Mimosa Toast with Faculty & Staff

    Join your class at brunch in honor of your professors and administrators from the past four years on May 19, 2023.