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Tuesday, May 27, 2014
11:00 AM & 3:30 PM
Madison Square Garden

Dear Colleagues,

On Tuesday, May 27th, Baruch College will celebrate its Forty-Ninth Commencement Exercises at Madison Square Garden. Please join your colleagues in an academic procession as we honor our Baruch graduates and their accomplishments on this very auspicious occasion. Your role in the success of our graduates has been integral. It is only fitting that you participate and bear witness to the joy and pride of the parents, family and friends of our graduates.

There will be two commencement ceremonies in the Theater at Madison Square Garden. The morning Commencement Exercises will begin promptly at 11:00am followed by lunch. The afternoon ceremony will then begin at 3:30pm. Each ceremony will consist of both undergraduate and graduate students.

We also invite interested faculty and staff to participate as graduation marshals at the commencement exercises. Your presence and assistance on this day is critical. The ceremony involves over ten thousand graduates and guests. We need your help with guest and degree candidate seating, crowd control, as well as the robing of faculty and students.

To confirm your attendance at commencement, to volunteer as a marshal and/or to order your academic regalia, please complete this form and return it to the Office of Student Life no later than Thursday, April 17th. Commencement faculty regalia is available at no cost to members of the faculty and staff. However, it is important that you place your order no later than Thursday, April 17th. Unfortunately, we will be unable to take any orders after this date. Faculty and/or staff who request academic regalia after the order deadline date of Thursday, April 17th will be fitted with whatever gowns are available on the day of Commencement at Madison Square Garden.

Academic Regalia Pick-Up. You may pick up your academic regalia in the Newman Vertical Campus Multipurpose Room (NVC 1-107) on the following dates:

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

Garments not picked up by Thursday, May 23rd will be available in the faculty robing area at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday, May 27th.

If you are attending the morning ceremony only, please return your cap and gown at the conclusion of the ceremony. If you are participating in both ceremonies, you must keep your academic regalia during lunch and return it at the conclusion of the afternoon ceremony. All garments must be returned at the conclusion of the ceremonies at MSG. Please do not return academic regalia back at the College.

On behalf of the Commencement Planning Committee, we look forward to your participation at Baruch College’s Forty-Ninth Commencement Exercises.

Best Wishes,
Shadia A. Sachedina, Ed.D
Director of Student Life & Chair, Commencement Planning Committee


Contact the Office of Student Life, One Bernard Baruch Way, Room 2-210, 646-312-4550.