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Commencement Day Info and Schedule

Please take note of the following Commencement Day information and share with your family and friends. The University of New Haven’s Spring Commencement will take place on Sunday, May 18, 2014 at Toyota Presents Oakdale Theatre, located at 95 South Turnpike Road, Wallingford.

Tickets are Required for Spring Commencement
  • Tickets and academic regalia (cap and gown) are available for pick-up at the Campus Store during regular store hours until Saturday, May 17, 2014.
  • Graduating students do not need a ticket.
  • All guests, including children 2 years of age and older, will require a ticket for entrance to Oakdale Theatre in Wallingford, CT
  • Students participating in the Commencement ceremony do not need a ticket, but must bring their academic regalia (cap, gown, tassel and hood – if a graduate student).
  • A limited number of additional tickets are available on a first-come, first-serve basis at the Campus Store.
Student Line-Up
  • There will not be a student practice prior to Commencement on Sunday, May 18.
  • Students participating in the Commencement ceremonies are asked to arrive early to check-in (by 9:00 a.m. for the morning ceremony and 2:00 p.m. for the afternoon ceremony) - Volunteers will be onsite to direct students to the appropriate check-in area.
  • At check-in, participating students will receive a card with their name - this is the card the student will hand to the reader when crossing the stage. Students are asked to:
    • Check their name
    • Write a phonetic spelling (if needed)
  • Participating students are to line-up no later than 9:30 a.m. for the morning ceremony and 2:30 p.m. for the afternoon ceremony.
Commencement Day - MORNING CEREMONY Schedule

7:45 a.m. 
Students who live in off-campus housing and need a ride from UNH to Oakdale Theatre, must contact Campus Police at 203-932-7014 no later than 7:45 a.m.

8:00 a.m. 
Student busses will leave UNH main campus for Oakdale Theatre for those needing a ride.

8:30 a.m. 
Doors to Oakdale Theatre lobby and Dome will open for guests.

8:45 a.m. 
Doors to the Theatre will open for seating – seats are assigned and no guest will be admitted without a ticket..

9:00 a.m.
Students participating in the ceremony are asked to arrive and check-in at the designated location. All locations will be clearly marked and volunteers will be on-site for assistance

PATIO:
All Undergraduate Students from the College of Arts & Sciences and All Associate Degree Students
XFINITY ROOM:
All Graduate Students
CONNECTICUT ROOM:

All Undergraduate Students from the College of Business

9:30 a.m.
All students participating in the morning ceremony must be lined-up.

9:40 a.m.
Announcements will be made.

9:45 a.m.
The doors to the Theatre will close and remain closed until the conclusion of the procession – all guests must be in their seats.

9:50 a.m.
Procession to begin.

10:00 a.m.
Commencement ceremony will begin and will last approximately 2.5 hours.

12:00 noon (approx.)
Morning ceremony to end.

Commencement Day - AFTERNOON CEREMONY Schedule

12:15
Students who live in off-campus housing and need a ride from UNH to Oakdale Theatre, must contact Campus Police at 203-932-7014 no later than 12:15 p.m.

12:30
Student busses will leave UNH main campus for Oakdale Theatre for students needing a ride.

1:30 p.m.
Doors will open to Oakdale Theatre for the afternoon ceremony.

1:45 p.m.
Doors to the Theatre will open for seating – seats are assigned and no guest will be admitted without a ticket.

2:00 p.m.
Students participating in the ceremony are asked to arrive and check-in at the designated location. All locations will be clearly marked and volunteers will be on-site for assistance:

PATIO:
All Undergraduate Students from the Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice & Forensic Sciences and All Associate Degree Students
XFINITY ROOM:
All Graduate Students
CONNECTICUT ROOM:

All Undergraduate Students from the Tagliatela College of Engineering

2:30 p.m.
All students participating in the afternoon ceremony must be lined-up.

2:40 p.m.
Announcements will be made.

2:45 p.m.
The doors to the Theatre will close and remain closed until the conclusion of the procession – all guests must be in their seats.

2:50 p.m.
Procession to begin.

3:00 p.m.
Commencement ceremony will begin and will last approximately 2.5 hours.

 

General Information
  • Graduation memorabilia will be available at the University's Campus Store kiosk, located in the lobby of Oakdale Theatre.
  • Flowers and t-shirts will also be available for sale and concessions will be available for purchase.
  • Please show respect - We ask that all students participating in the Commencement ceremony and their guests remain in their seats throughout the entire ceremony.
  • Individuals who engage in inappropriate or disruptive behavior may be removed from the area.
  • Please silence all electronic devices.
  • Alcoholic beverages are not permitted.
  • Beach balls, horns and other noise makers will not be permitted in Oakdale Theatre.