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Commencement

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2022 Schedule of Events

Friday, May 6, 2022

  • 3–5 p.m. Senior Thesis Celebration

Friday, May 20, 2022

  • 10 a.m. ROTC Commissioning
  • 12:30–2 p.m. Baccalaureate & Awards
  • 3 p.m. Doctoral Recognition Ceremony
  • 4:30 p.m. Nurse Pinning Ceremony
  • 5:30–7:30 p.m. International Reception

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 10:00 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.
    The ceremonies will be streamed live indoors for additional guests in comfortable, air condition settings: Curtis L. Gerrish School of Business & Ginger Judge Science Center, Klebanoff Auditorium. The simulcast may also be viewed in high definition on ECTV Channel 3.3, as well as the Endicott College Commencement web page. This free audio and video webcasting alternative will allow extended family and friends to experience this memorable event. Simply click on the "watch live" link on the Endicott main page.
  • Commencement Participation Policy

    All graduating seniors must complete and submit a Graduation Application no later than March 15! 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.

  • 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
    four 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).

  • Caps and Gowns

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

  • 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
    Hockmeyer Studios will take student pictures as diplomas are received. The photographer will contact graduates in writing with specifics on ordering photographs along with the cost.
  • 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 transportation@endicott.edu with any questions or concerns regarding parking. Any general questions can be directed to commencement@endicott.edu.

    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. Attendees are encouraged to use this lot first rather than attempting to find parking on campus.

    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 through the main gate which is reserved. Accessible and VIP parking must be reserved in advance through MarchingOrder.

  • 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, Faculty of the Year award, and the yearbook dedication. 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 4:30 p.m. in the Cleary Lecture Hall. 

  • 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.

  • Recognition Day Brunch

    A special brunch will be held for undergraduate students, family members, and friends on May 22, 2020 beginning at 10:30 a.m. and ending at 12:30 p.m. in the Callahan dining hall. Tickets are $15 per person and must be purchased online. Board students may use one allocated meal to attend the brunch. Students' guest meals may not be used.