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From: Shadia A. Sachedina, Director, Student Life
Forty-Ninth Commencement Exercises
Tuesday, May 27, 2014 11:00 am & 3:30 pm
The Theater at Madison Square Garden
Main Entrance at Seventh Avenue & West 32nd Street
Doors Open: 9:30 am & 2:00 pm
COMMENCEMENT REMINDERS FOR FACULTY AND STAFF
On Tuesday, May 27th, Baruch College will celebrate its Forty-Ninth Commencement Exercises at the Theater at Madison Square Garden. Thank you for your participation as we honor our Baruch graduates and their accomplishments on this very auspicious occasion. This year we will have two Commencement Exercises with the morning ceremony beginning promptly at 11:00 am and the afternoon ceremony at 3:30 pm. Lunch will be served for faculty and staff in between ceremonies.
Location and time of arrival
Faculty who are participating in the ceremonies should enter Madison Square Garden through the “north entry” which leads to the Club Bar & Grill. Baruch student volunteers wearing Commencement shirts will be available to help point you in the right direction. Make sure you bring appropriate ID and travel lightly. Madison Square Garden security will be present at the front and will wand and check your belongings before you are allowed to gain entry. Robing, assembly for the procession, and lunch will all take place at the Club Bar & Grill.
If you are attending the morning ceremony, participating in the procession and will be seated on the stage, plan to arrive by 10:30 am for the morning ceremony. This will give enough time to make your way to the Club Bar & Grill, change into your robes and enjoy a hot beverage. Make sure you eat a good breakfast prior to your arrival, as lunch will not be served until 1pm.
If you are attending the afternoon ceremony only and are participating in the procession and will be seated on the stage, plan to arrive by 2:00 pm if you wish to partake in lunch, otherwise arrive at 3:00 pm.
If you are participating as a Faculty Marshall and assisting us with Commencement, a Faculty Marshal prep meeting is scheduled for 12:30 pm on Wednesday, May 21 in the Newman Vertical Campus Room 3-215. Details regarding Commencement meeting location, time of arrival, robing and commencement tasks will be provided at this meeting and will also be emailed to all Marshals.
If you have already ordered your academic regalia, you may pick it up on either May 20th or May 21st between 11:00 am and 7:00 pm in the Newman Vertical Campus Multipurpose Room (NVC 1-107). Garments not picked up by Thursday, May 22nd will be available in the faculty robing area located at the Club Bar & Grill in Madison Square Garden on Commencement day.
At the conclusion of the ceremony, please remember to return your cap and gown to the Robing area at Madison Square Garden (Club Bar & Grill). Please do not return academic regalia back at the College.
If you have not ordered your attire, we will have spare regalia available to you onsite at Madison Square Garden that can be used for the duration of the ceremony.
Immediately following the morning Commencement ceremony there will be a celebratory hot buffet lunch served in the Club Bar & Grill at 1pm.
On behalf of the Commencement Planning Committee, we look forward to your participation at Baruch College’s Forty-Ninth Commencement Exercises.
With any questions, please contact the Office of Student Life at (646) 312-4550.
Shadia A. Sachedina, EdD
Director, Student Life
1 Bernard Baruch Way
NY, NY 10010