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CEHD Plans 2014 Convocation Ceremony

Congratulations to our 2014 CEHD Graduates!

I am looking forward to seeing all of you on Friday, May 30, 2014, to recognize the academic achievement of our degree candidates during the Convocation ceremony.  This is indeed an exciting occasion for all of us!

It is important for you to note that our College ceremony will be held on Friday, May 30– a day before the University’s Commencement exercises.  The following is the information you will need to know regarding our college’s convocation ceremony.

Lynn Okagaki, Dean, College of Education and Human Development

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Convocation | Doctoral Hooding | Commencement

College of Education and Human Development Convocation

Friday, May 30, 2014
11:30 a.m.
Bob Carpenter Sports/Convocation Center
No tickets are required

There is ample parking at the Bob Carpenter Center.  Further parking information and directions are available on the Commencement UD website.

NEW! Live webcasts of the College of Education and Human Development Convocation and UD Commencement will be streamed at: http://udcapture.udel.edu/udlive/.

Information for Degree Candidates

Degree candidates and certificate recipients must arrive in the Bob Carpenter Center corridor area to assemble no later than 10:45 a.m.  The door by the flagpoles will open at 10:30 a.m. for GRADUATES ONLY to enter beginning at that time. The main doors to the lobby will open at 10:30 for audience members.BCC diagram

  • One of the differences between the CEHD Convocation and UD Commencement is that at Convocation all degree candidates and certificate recipients’ names will be called and participants will walk across the stage while being recognized. The CEHD Convocation is a personalized ceremony for our College of Education and Human Development.
  • Convocation is a dignified occasion and academic regalia (cap and gown) is required.
  •  Academic regalia must be purchased through the UD Barnes and Noble Bookstore. Degree candidates planning to attend the ceremony in May need to order their commencement materials between February 15, 2014 and April 7, 2014 by placing the order on the web www.HerffJones.com/college/ud. Other graduation supplies can be ordered at that web site.Contact the UD Bookstore with any questions at 302-831-2637.
  •  No food or drink is allowed.
  • Doctoral, masters and specialist degree candidates MUST report to Room 102 in the Bob Carpenter Center by 10:45 a.m. for line-up instructions.  It is imperative that you arrive on time!
  • Signs will be posted on the corridor walls designating an area for each department to line-up.  View the diagram for line-up information (pdf). 
  • Form a single file line, keeping in mind that you will be seated with those in front of and behind you.
  • Deans, department chairs and the platform group will lead the procession. The platform group will be followed by the departments/schools, which should be arranged as follows:  faculty, doctoral students, master’s students, certificate recipients, and undergraduate students. Faculty and degree candidates will follow in single file lines, joining the other degree candidates lined up in the opposite corridor.  Deans and department chairs will proceed to the platform. Marshals will seat faculty and degree candidates one row at a time in the departmental areas designated.
  • Undergraduate student name cards: Once seated, each undergraduate must complete the index card on his/her seat.  Pencils will be provided. Please write your name phonetically on the card.  This will be collected as you approach the stage to be recognized and your name will be read from this card.
  • Graduate student name cards: Master’s and doctoral students should be on the lookout for an email from Gail Rys in April containing a response form that needs to be returned. This response form will be used to create name cards for graduate students that will include dissertation/thesis title (if applicable) to be read as the grad students walk across the stage.
  • Certificate recipients (CLSC) and then degree candidates (doctoral, masters, specialist, and undergraduate) will be called forward by departments to be recognized.
  • Marshals will lead students to and from the stage.
  • If you need a sign language interpreter or other accommodations, please contact David Hannah as soon as possible at dhannah@udel.edu or 302-831-2396.


Information for Families and Guests

Family members and guests are encouraged to arrive at the Bob Carpenter Center no later than 10:45 a.m. The ceremony will begin promptly at 11:30 a.m. because there are other ceremonies in the building following this one.  Please be aware there will be traffic and plan accordingly for your arrival.

  • Doors will open at 10:30 a.m.
  • As you enter, please proceed through the lobby to the stairs on the left, which lead to the upper level.  An elevator to the upper level is also available.
  • We suggest you sit in a section of the arena closest to your student’s seating area. A diagram will be posted on this website as the ceremony gets closer.
  • Special seating: People with disabilities or difficulty walking and guest(s) can enter on the ground level through the doors to the left as you enter the lobby where special seating will be provided.  Although three (3) guests can accompany the person that requires the accommodation, due to space constraints, we are requesting each individual be accompanied by one (1) guest in an effort to accommodate the many persons in need of assistance. The first three rows will be reserved for special seating.   No tickets are required for special seating.
  • If you need a sign language interpreter or other accommodations, please contact David Hannah as soon as possible at dhannah@udel.edu or 302-831-2396.
  • Official photographers from Grad Images will photograph each degree candidate as he or she is recognized on stage.
  • This ceremony will last approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes.
  • Only water will be sold at the Bob Carpenter Center concession stands. Families may want to make meal plans accordingly.
  • Audience members will be asked to refrain from exiting until all degree candidates have recessed out of the arena. At that point, audience members will be asked to exit by going up the stairs in the arena and then exiting at the designated staircases. Guests who are in special seating may exit at ground level once degree candidates have finished the recessional.
  •  At the conclusion of the convocation ceremony, we urge degree candidates to meet family outside the building rather than in the lobby area.   The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources follows and we would sincerely appreciate your cooperation by leaving the Bob Carpenter Center promptly.  Thank you and enjoy this special day!

This information was last updated on 5/28/14. Please check back for further updates as the event comes closer. If you have any questions about CEHD Convocation, please contact the CEHD Dean’s Office at 302-831-2396.

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Doctoral Hooding Ceremony

Ph.D. and Ed.D. candidates will have the doctoral hooding ceremony on Friday, May 30, 2014, at 6:00 pm on The Green in the Blue Tent. The Blue Tent is located on the North Green between Gore Hall and DuPont Hall.  Doctoral graduates and faculty should be there by 5:00 pm to line up. Questions about the doctoral hooding ceremony should be addressed to the Office of Graduate and Professional Education, 302- 831-8697.

Commencement

On Saturday, May 31, 2014, you will join the entire Class of 2014 at Delaware Stadium for the University’s Commencement Ceremony.  Degree candidates are encouraged to attend and participate in this very special ceremony.    The following is information you will need to know regarding the University’s Commencement Ceremony and additional information is available on this website:  http://www.udel.edu/vp-sec/commencement_spring_2014.html.

COMMENCEMENT:    9:00 a.m. — Saturday, May 31, 2014, Delaware Stadium, rain or shine

Degree candidates must be assembled on the field north of the football stadium, behind the College of  Education and Human Development sign, no later than 8:00 a.m.  We suggest that you and your family arrive early to avoid traffic congestion.

Please note the following:

  • Commencement is a dignified occasion and academic regalia is required.
  • Academic regalia must be purchased through the UD Barnes and Noble Bookstore. Degree candidates planning to attend the ceremony in May need to order their commencement materials between February 15, 2014 and April 7, 2014 by placing the order on the web www.HerffJones.com/college/ud. Other graduation supplies can be ordered at that web site.Contact the UD Bookstore with any questions at 302-831-2637.
  • No food or drink is allowed.
  • Faculty ushers will direct degree candidates into the stadium at the appropriate time.

 

 

 

 

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