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Commencement

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Relive Commencement
Endicott celebrated the class of 2022 at the College's 82nd Commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 21, 2022. The Commencement address was given by U.S. Secretary of Labor Martin J. “Marty” Walsh.

2022 Schedule of Events

 

Friday, May 6, 2022

  • 3–5 p.m. Senior Thesis Celebration, Manninen Center for the Arts

Wednesday, May 18–Friday May 20

  • Senior Celebration

Friday, May 20, 2022

  • 10 a.m. ROTC Commissioning, Misselwood Lawn
  • 12:30–2 p.m. Baccalaureate & Awards, Hempstead Stadium
  • 3–4 p.m. Doctoral Hooding Ceremony, Rose Theater, Walter J. Manninen Center for the Arts
  • 5–6 p.m. Nurse Pinning Ceremony, Hempstead Stadium
  • 5:30–7:30 p.m. International Reception, Misselwood Tent

Select events will be live streamed on EC TV.

Saturday, May 21

  • 10 a.m. Commencement

*Due to capacity issues, stadium tickets will be limited per graduating student.

Additional Commencement details to follow. Accessibility information and parking form to come.

Information for all graduating students

  • Commencement Ceremony
    Commencement will be held on Saturday, May 21, 2022 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

    All graduating seniors must complete and submit a Graduation Application. All financial obligations to the College must be met in order to participate in Commencement. The Graduation application is also available in hard copy in the Registrar's Office or the Student Affairs office. The application must be completed whether you plan to participate or not. It is necessary that we know your plans to ensure appropriate seating and prepare your diploma. You may also participate in Commencement exercises prior to completion of degree requirements if you have no more than six credits (two courses) left to complete your degree, or have only your 12 credit internship left to complete, and meet the minimum GPA requirement.

    You may only participate in one Commencement exercise per degree.

  • 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

  • Ceremony Tickets

    The College will again be using MarchingOrder to send and manage tickets for attendees. 


    Students participating in Commencement do not need a physical ticket. An email will be sent to each graduating student allowing them to claim up to
    five tickets. The student will fill out the form as prompted by the MarchingOrder system. Each ticket must have a unique email address. Once the student fills out and submits the order form, an email will be sent to each recipient with instructions on how to retrieve the ticket. Only students can order tickets for their guests. Family members do not have the capability to order their own tickets.

    Commencement guests MUST have a ticket ready and available for check-in when arriving at Endicott. Tickets will be scanned at entry. Guests may choose from bleacher or field seating. Accessibility seating accommodations are available and students should note this option when ordering the applicable ticket(s).

  • Cap & Gown

    Regalia, Military Cords, & Stoles of Gratitude

    Participation in the Commencement ceremony requires that a cap, gown, and hood be worn. The cost of these items for undergraduate and master’s students is included in your graduation fee.

     

    Pick up at the Endicott College Bookstore begins Monday, May 9

    Regalia pick-up is available during regular Bookstore hours

    Monday–Thursday 9 a.m.­–5 p.m. and Friday 9 a.m.­–4 p.m.

    Saturday, May 14, 11 a.m.–2 p.m.

     

    The bookstore will also have the following extended hours:

    Friday, May 20, 9 a.m.–7 p.m.

    Saturday, May 21, 7:30 a.m.–4 p.m.

     

    You do not need to pre-order/pre-size; the Bookstore orders a bell curve of sizes that they will distribute individually.

     

     

    Military Honor Cords:

    During the Commencement ceremony, Endicott College is pleased to honor those graduating students who are providing or have provided military service to the United States of America or will commission upon graduation. If you are graduating this year and are an honorably discharged U.S. veteran student, a currently serving U.S. military student (active duty, National Guard, or Reserves), or commissioning to serve upon graduation this year, you are authorized to wear a Military Honor Cord. For those eligible for military cords, they will be provided with your regalia upon pick up at the Bookstore.

     

    Stole of Gratitude:

    The Endicott Stole of Gratitude is a College tradition and a symbol of thanks. Worn during the Commencement ceremony, the stole carries the sincere appreciation by the graduate for someone who provided extraordinary help or support. Following the ceremony, the graduate presents the stole. 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.

     

     

    General Commencement questions may be sent to commencement@endicott.edu.

  • Academic Honors

    The following designations of academic distinction are placed on the degrees of undergraduate students 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.

  • Photographs
    There will be a professional photography company, E-lluminations, on-site to take photographs of your graduate as they receive their diploma and after they exit the stage. Ordering and additional information can be found at www.e-lluminations.com. Orders can be placed before and after the graduation event. Every graduate will receive a link that includes access to and the ability to purchase their photos.

  • Stole of Gratitude

    The Endicott Stole of Gratitude is a College tradition and a symbol of thanks. Worn during the Commencement ceremony, the stole carries the sincere appreciation by the graduate for someone who provided extraordinary help or support. Following the ceremony, the graduate presents the stole. 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 Endicott Bookstore for $19.95 each.

  • Commencement Guest Information

    All guests MUST have a ticket ready and available for check-in when arriving at Endicott. Tickets will be scanned at the Hempstead Stadium for entry. Guests may choose from bleacher or field seating. Accessibility seating accommodations are available and students should note this option when ordering the applicable ticket(s).

    Guests with Mobility Concerns: All guests with mobility concerns must fill out the Accessibility Parking Form in MarchingOrder. Specified barrier-free parking will be available for guests who have notified us according to the parking guidelines. Both field and bleacher seating are accessible for ticket holders. If guests must be accompanied, it must be with a ticket holder. There will be ASL interpreters at the ceremony. Please contact commencement@endicott.edu with any questions or concerns regarding parking. 

    Campus Facilities: Restroom facilities are available in the Post Sport Science & Fitness Center. Portable facilities are also conveniently located inside the stadium gates. Dining facilities will not be available during the ceremony.

    Accommodations: Please visit our web page for a listing of area accommodations.

  • Parking (General and Accessible)

    General access parking will be directed to the off-site parking lot at North Shore Music Theatre at the address below where shuttles will provide transportation to and from campus throughout the day. 

    Primary parking is located at:
    North Shore Music Theater
    62 Dunham Rd.
    Beverly, MA 01915

    Please arrive early and carpool when possible.  Officers will direct vehicles throughout the day.  No general access parking is available on campus. Accessible parking must be reserved in advance through MarchingOrder.

    *Please note that there will be accessible transportation options available from the general access off site parking onto campus if you wish to keep you party together.

  • 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 20, 2022, at 12:30 p.m. at Hempstead Stadium. This event affords undergraduate and graduate students a time to reflect on their accomplishments at Endicott. During the ceremony, awards will be given to graduating students who have excelled in and out of the classroom. Faculty and staff will also be recognized through announcement of the Academic Excellence award, and Faculty of the Year award. Graduates attend the ceremony wearing academic robes and hoods (no caps) and may be seated with family members and friends, who are encouraged to attend. 

  • Nurse Pinning Ceremony

    Undergraduate nursing students will receive their nursing pins in a special ceremony on Friday, May 20, 2022, at 5 p.m. at Hempstead Field. 

  • Doctoral Hooding Ceremony

    The Doctoral Hooding Ceremony will be held Friday, May 20, 2022, at 3 p.m. in the Rose Theater, Walter J. Manninen Center for the Arts

  • International Reception

    A reception will be held for graduating international students, study abroad participants, international peer mentors, and family members on Friday, May 20, 2022, at 5:30 p.m. at the Misselwood Tent.

  • ROTC Commissioning Ceremony

    The ceremony to honor our graduating enrolled members of the ROTC program will be held Friday, May 20, 2022, at the Misselwood Ocean Lawn at 10 a.m. This event is by invitation only.

  • 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 20, 2022 from 10:30 a.m.–12:15 p.m. in the Callahan dining hall.