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COMMENCEMENT

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FORTY-NINTH COMMENCEMENT EXERCISES
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
11:00 AM & 3:30 PM
Madison Square Garden

 

GRADUATION ELIGIBILITY

You must file an Application for Graduation form with the Registrar's Office by Friday, March 7, 2014 in order to be eligible to graduate and for your name to appear in the commencement program. Only an official notification from the Registrar's Office should be accepted as a definitive statement of your graduation. Receipt of a commencement letter from Student Life does not signify that you have fulfilled all your academic requirements and does not indicate that you are eligible to graduate.

 

FILING DEADLINES

The deadline for ordering cap and gown online is Wednesday, April 16, 2014.

To order your cap and gown and guest tickets, please submit the Commencement Student Order Form. The deadline to complete the order online is Wednesday, April 16, 2014.

If you missed the ordering deadline, you can still purchase your cap and gown in person on distribution days (see below). Please fill out the Commencement Student Order Form to request tickets, but know that your order is not complete until you have purchased your cap and gown. You must go directly to NVC 2-125 to pay for your cap and gown, between the hours of 11:00am and 7:00pm on Tuesday, May 20th and Wednesday, May 21st, 2014.

 

TIME & PLACE

Baruch College will hold its Forty-Ninth Commencement Exercises on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at Madison Square Garden on 7th Avenue at West 32nd Street.

There will be two complete commencement ceremonies, with both undergraduates and graduates at each, in The Theater at Madison Square Garden. The morning ceremony will take place at 11:00 a.m. and the afternoon ceremony will take place at 3:30 p.m. Each candidate for degree will be given the opportunity to attend the ceremony of their choice on a first come, first served basis until maximum seating capacity has been met at each ceremony. Graduates will be notified of the ceremony that they will attend, together with final instructions at the time of Cap & Gown and Guest Ticket Distribution in May.

 

CAPS & GOWNS

Participants in the Commencement Exercises must wear appropriate academic attire. To order academic attire, please complete the Commencement Student Order Form.

STUDENTS: Be sure to indicate which degree you are receiving (Undergrads - BA, BBA or BS; Grads - MA, MBA, MPA, MS, etc.). Measure your height while wearing heels of the same height that you will wear to the exercises. The academic regalia is made with 100% recycled content as part of Baruch’s sustainability initiative.

The entire academic attire is yours to keep. If for any reason you choose not to attend the ceremony, you may make a written request for a refund to thegraduateguy@aol.com by May 1, 2014. (Note: requests for refunds will NOT be honored after Commencement. Any academic attire that is not picked up on the day of Commencement is returned to the manufacturer at the end of the day.)

FACULTY: Please go to the Faculty Info page.

PAYMENT: Please note that since the deadline to order online has passed, you must purchase your cap and gown in person on one of our cap & gown distribution days (see below).

Undergrads (Bachelors): $65.00 (includes tax and late fee)
Grads (Masters): $68.00 (includes tax and late fee)

Payment must be in cash or money order made out to Herff Jones.

DISTRIBUTION: Caps and gowns will be distributed in the Newman Vertical Campus, Multipurpose Room 1-107, on:

Tuesday, May 20 between 11:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., and on
Wednesday, May 21 between 11:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.

Photo ID is required. These are the only hours for Cap & Gown Distribution. If you cannot pick up your cap & gown during the above hours, you may have a friend or relative do so with a note authorizing them to receive your academic attire, along with a photocopy of your ID card.

Faculty, please go to the Faculty Info page.

 

TICKETS

Tickets for admission to the Commencement Exercises are limited to guests of graduates in the academic procession.  Each graduate will receive three (3) guest tickets for orders completed by April 16, 2014.  If there are extra tickets after the initial distribution has been completed, these tickets will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis on Friday, May 23rd, starting at 10:00 a.m.

DISTRIBUTION: Tickets will be distributed in the Newman Vertical Campus, Multipurpose Room 1-107 on Tuesday, May 20 and Wednesday, May 21 during the same hours as cap & gown distribution (11 a.m. to 7 p.m.). Photo ID is required. If you cannot pick up your tickets during the above hours, follow the procedures described for cap & gown distribution.

 

2014 LEXICON YEARBOOK

The 2014 Lexicon Yearbook will be distributed to all students who have preordered the book on Tuesday, May 20th and Wednesday, May 21st between 11:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. in the Newman Vertical Campus, Multipurpose Room (1-107). You can order the 2014 Lexicon Yearbook online.

 

SENIOR CLASS GIFT

Seniors have contributed immensely to the life of the College and there is no reason why their enthusiasm and energy cannot continue. The opportunity for a collective senior class gift is here and the students' goal is to raise more than any senior class in Baruch's history. Please donate now.