Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Graduation Spring 2014

Hello Graduating Seniors!
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If you plan on participating in the 2014 CCJS Commencement Ceremony, please read the important announcements below, and forward this information to any and all interested parties.

The CCJS Departmental commencement ceremony will be held Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 2:00PM in the Cole Student Activities Building.  The ceremony will last approximately 90 minutes.  All students participating in the commencement ceremony must arrive by 1:00PM.  Students will meet behind the stage on the subbasement level of Cole underneath section K.  Doors will open for guest at 1:00PM.

No tickets are required for the CCJS departmental ceremony.  You are welcome to invite as many guests as you would like to the individual ceremony. 

The campus-wide university ceremony will be held the same day at 10:00AM in the Comcast Center.  Tickets are required for guests at this ceremony.  Information about the campus-wide ceremony can be found at www.commencement.umd.edu.

Free parking for you and your guests will be available in any numbered lot or parking garage on campus.  Recommended parking closest to Cole is available in Lots 1, Z, and the Union Lane Parking Garage.  There are handicapped parking spots available in these lots and directly in front of Cole, but spaces are limited.
Disabled guests and/or families with baby strollers, who need to avoid stairs, should enter Cole through the David C. Driskell Center (located to the rightof the main entrance) or through the West Entrance (adjacent to the tennis courts).  Wheelchair accessible seating is available along the upper concourse of Cole.  Guests should see an Usher (in a yellow jacket) or a commencement volunteer (wearing name tags) when they arrive for assistance.  

Cap, Gowns, and Announcements
In order to participate in the commencement ceremonies, students must purchase academic regalia at the University Book Center.  Please note that the undergraduate CCJS majors earn a Bachelor of Arts, not science.  The University Book Center is the official supplier of commencement regalia for the university, with Oak Hall as the official provider. Caps, gowns, hoods, tassels, invitations, diploma frames and other commemorative accessories are available in the University Book Center.  Commencement regalia can also be purchased at the Universities at Shady Grove book store.

Additional and up to date information for both the CCJS and University commencements can be found at  http://www.commencement.umd.edu/.  Any questions about the CCJS commencement ceremony can be directed to CCJS Advising at crimevents@umd.edu or (301) 405-4729.