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Congratulations on your upcoming graduation! It is time to celebrate your achievements through the commencement weekend events.
Learn about Academic Regalia for Undergraduate Students.
General Seating: Tickets are not required for general seating and there is no limited to the number of guests a graduate may invite.
Accessible Seating Tickets: Students with guests needing accessible seating may reserve tickets for the accessible seating area. There are a limited number of tickets available for this area. Guests will be assisted in this area by our event staff members. NOTE: All undergraduate students must sign up at Senior Day to receive tickets. (See "How to sign up for tickets" below.) If a student is unable to attend Senior Day, the student will need to fill out the online Ticket Request Form at the Commencement web site, beginning March 8.
Indoor Ceremony (Hutton Arena):
General and Accessible Seating Tickets: Tickets are required for all seating in Hutton Arena. Every graduate may have up to two tickets. Only graduates may sign up for these tickets. Ticketing will be enforced for this location. Graduates and families must check the website or 651-523-5555 the morning of Commencement to determine if the ceremony has been moved.
How to sign up for tickets: Undergraduate students will be able to register for alternate seating tickets beginning Friday, March 8, 2013, at the Senior Day event. If a student is unable to attend Senior Day, the request form may be filled out online. Students MUST sign up by midnight on April 19, 2013. If a student fails to sign up for their tickets, those tickets will be placed in the general lottery and no longer available.
Ticket Lottery: If more than two tickets are desired, each student may enter the ticket lottery. A random drawing for any unused tickets will be conducted the week of April 22, 2013. If a student is chosen to receive additional tickets, s/he will receive those tickets on one of the scheduled pick updates. No more than two tickets can be requested via the ticket lottery process. Ticket distribution:
Tickets will not be mailed. You must pick them up on the scheduled pick up dates, April 29 - May 3 in East Hall 113 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Am I able to participate if I'm not graduating until this summer? Undergraduate students who complete graduation requirements in the summer following the May commencement ceremony are invited to participate on May 18, but must be aware of and comply with the following conditions:
If you fail to meet any of the above conditions, you will be removed from the 2013 graduation list. Contact the Registrar's Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-523-3000 if you have questions or concerns with these conditions, or if your graduation plans have changed.
Is there assistance for graduates with special needs? Yes. Please contact Kathy McGillivray in the Disability Resources office with this information, 651-523-2521 or email@example.com at least two weeks prior to the event.
May my guests take photographs? Family and friends should follow the directions for picture taking found in the Commencement ceremonies program. Hamline also works with Grad Images to take photographs of each graduate as they receive their diploma. Proofs of these photographs will be sent to the graduates and prints will be available to order. For more information on this service, call Grad Images at 1-800-261-2576 or visit their website at www.gradimages.com.
When will I receive my diploma? Diplomas for all graduates are scheduled to be mailed out in July. If students finish required courses during the summer, the diploma mail date will be later.
Will I receive Latin honors? Students who have at least 60 credits graded on an A-F scale and meet the following overall GPA requirements may graduate with honors: 3.50 - 3.74 - cum laude; 3.75 - 3.89 - magna cum laude; 3.9 and above - summa cum laude. Please note that final GPA calculation will not occur until all grades have been submitted and finalized. Graduates receiving honors will be given a gold tassel at the line-up location the morning of Commencement.
How do I know that my name will be pronounced correctly? All graduates should attend Senior Day, where you will be able to indicate any special pronunciation for the ceremony. If you are unable to attend Senior Day, contact the Registrar's Office at 651-523-3000 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is the Graduation Appreciation Program (GAP)? Graduates show their appreciation to those who have helped them through the years. The Commencement program will include a section for graduates to list those they wish to thank. Deadline for submissions is April 21. Due to publication deadlines, no late submissions are accepted. Click here to visit the GAP web site.
Will Hamline send me information about Commencement? Yes. Commencement 2013 brochure will be mailed to all graduates at their Hamline mail box or current address in early March. If your address has changed or will be changing before March, please update your address information in Piperline.
Where should I park? Free parking is available in all Hamline University lots and on most area streets. The campus map shows the location of parking lots. There is handicapped parking available in all lots, permits not required.
What is Baccalaureate? Baccalaureate is a formal religious multi-faith ceremony to bless our graduates as they leave Hamline University. The service is led by multi-faith clergy and will feature faculty, staff and students. The ceremony will be held Saturday, May 18 at 9 a.m. in the Hamline Church, 1514 Englewood Avenue. Faculty line up begins in the lower level of the church at 8:30 a.m. Academic regalia is required for faculty only.
CAP AND GOWN/ANNOUNCEMENTS
How do I order my cap and gown? Caps and gowns are required for participation in commencement. All graduating undergraduate students should plan to attend this year's Senior Day, Friday, March 8, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in East Hall. You will be able to pick up and pay for your cap and gown at that event. IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO ATTEND SENIOR DAY, you need to place your order with Herff Jones at their website. Click here to go online to the Herff Jones website. DEADLINE for online orders is April 22, 2013. If you are ordering after April 22, you must contact the bookstore at 651-523-2270. Questions and concerns about regalia may be directed to Herff Jones at 952-447-4449 or the Hamline Bookstore at 651-523-2270.
How do I order graduation announcements? Personalized or general announcements may be purchased at Senior Day, on Friday, March 8. Personalized orders not done at Senior Day may be done online at the Herff Jones web site or at 952-447-4449. Questions and concerns may be directed to Herff Jones, 952-447-4449. General announcements are available in the University Bookstore. Contact the Bookstore for more information at 651-523-2270.
Registration & Records
School of Law Registrar
Hamline University Bookstore
SCHEDULE - 2013
Friday, May 17
School of Law Commencement Ceremony6 p.m.Old Main Mall*
Saturday, May 18
Baccalaureate Multi-Faith Ceremony9 a.m.Hamline Church
Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony11 a.m.Old Main Mall*
Graduate Commencement Ceremony3 p.m.Old Main Mall*
*Alternate Site (due to weather): Hutton Arena
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