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Graduate Commencement

Information for Degree Candidates

Lewis & Clark Graduate School Commencement: Sunday, June 4, 2017

 

 

  Regalia (Cap-and-Gown)

Master’s and Educational Specialist candidates: Order your regalia from Jostens by April 13, 2017.
  • Your regalia will be shipped to the registrar’s office (pickup dates and times below).
  • Regalia is yours to keep or it can be donated after the commencement ceremony.
  • If you would like to donate your regalia after the ceremony for use by future L&C graduate school degree candidates, please drop it off at the Council Chambers, Templeton Student Center, following the ceremony or later this week at the Graduate Registrar’s office (Rogers Hall, Room 301).
Doctoral candidates: Contact River Montijo, Graduate Registrar, to order your regalia.
  • Your regalia will be shipped to the registrar’s office (pickup dates and times below).
  • Your regalia must be returned to the Council Chambers in Templeton Campus Center immediately following the ceremony and reception.
Regalia Robe Bank: Contact River Montijo, Graduate Registrar, for information about the graduate school’s regalia bank and the availability of donated regalia.
  • If you would like to donate your regalia after the ceremony for use by future L&C graduate school degree candidates, please drop it off at the Council Chambers, Templeton Student Center, following the ceremony or the following week at the Graduate Registrar’s office (Rogers Hall, Room 301).

PICK-UP DATES

Times

Location

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

2–6 p.m.

York 116, Graduate Campus

Thursday and Friday, May 25-26, 2017

8 a.m-
5 p.m.

Graduate Registrar’s Office, Rogers Hall, Room 301

June 4, 2017*
Commencement

8–9 a.m.

Council Chambers, Templeton Campus Center

*Candidates can only pick up regalia on these dates if they have prepaid online or have made advance arrangements with the Graduate Registrar.

Picking Up:  A friend or family member may pick up your regalia for you on Wednesday if they bring a signed note from you and if payment to Jostens has been made in full. 

Wearing:  Please wear your cap (tassel to the left) and gown and carry your doctoral, specialist, or master’s hood on your left arm, velvet back, point in, when preparing for the commencement procession. There will be a hooding ceremony on stage during the commencement proceedings.

Regalia Adornments

NATIVE AMERICAN STUDENTS—HONORING UNIQUE TRIBAL CULTURE

American Indian and Alaska Native students may wear regalia adornments that honor their unique tribal culture. Adornments may include eagle feathers or other culturally significant items.

HONOR CORDS

Honor cords may be provided by professional organizations or academic societies in a student’s field-of-study to indicate active participation by and membership of the student. Students should contact these organizations directly to inquire about the availability and ordering of honor cords. Honor cords do not denote GPA recognition.

AMERICANA CORDS

Americana cords are provided by the graduate school to students who have served as members of the U.S. Armed Forces. Contact the Graduate Registrar’s office for details.

STOLES, PROFESSIONAL/ACADEMIC AND HERITAGE

Students may choose to wear stoles offered by professional organizations or academic societies in their field-of-study. Students should contact these organizations directly to inquire about the availability and ordering of professional stoles.

Students may choose to wear stoles reflecting their cultural heritage, sexual orientation, or religious affiliation. Heritage stoles can be ordered by students through a variety of vendors including PrideSash.

  Commencement Day Schedule for Graduates - Sunday, June 4, 2017

Regalia Pick-up - 8 - 9 a.m. (Pre-paid, Only)

If you have not already picked up your regalia, arrive to campus between 8 - 9 a.m. and stop by the Council Chambers, Templeton Campus Center, to pick up your cap, gown, and hood. You must have pre-paid for your regalia online in order to be able to pick it up the day of commencement.

Arrival - by 9:00 a.m.

Graduates arriving to campus should park in the Graduate Campus or residence hall parking lots.

Sunny Day: Graduates report to STAMM Dining Hall (Templeton Campus Center), with regalia, by 9:00 a.m. for commencement check-in and line-up.

“Rain Call:” In case of rain, the commencement webpages will be updated with alternative locations by 7 a.m. on the day of the ceremony. Details can be found on the “In Case of Rain” webpage.

Please leave purses, bags, et cetera, with your guests as secure storage will NOT be available during the commencement ceremony.

Formation for Processional - 9:00 a.m.

In STAMM Dining Hall (Pamplin Trophy Hall, in case of rain call), graduates will be assembled in lines by degree by faculty members who serve as student marshals. Once graduates are in line by degree, the student marshals will verify the names of those present. Graduates who are not in line for the formation will not be on the list to be called at the ceremony. The Graduate Registrar will be available to check the pronunciation of names.

Regalia:  Please wear your cap (tassel to the left) and gown and carry your doctoral, specialist, or master’s hood on your left arm, velvet back, point in, when preparing for the commencement procession. There will be a hooding ceremony on stage during the commencement proceedings.

Name Card:  You will be receiving a GradImages card with your name during the formation for processional. You will need to hold onto the card throughout the processional and ceremony. During the hooding and awarding of degrees, as you advance up the ramp to the stage in Pamplin, you will be handing the card to the Graduate Registrar so that she can formally announce you as a candidate for graduation.

The Processional - 9:50 a.m.

Follow the instructions of the faculty members serving as student marshals, graduates will march from STAMM Dining Hall to Pamplin Sports Center, led by our guest bagpiper. Graduate faculty members and the platform party’s distinguished guests will also march in the processional.

*Conferring of Degrees and the Hooding Ceremony

Following the commencement address, Graduate School Dean Scott Fletcher will “present” the class. He will ask all the graduates to stand, and then the graduates will be asked to come forward to receive their degrees.

Graduates will come forward by programs in rows. The student marshals will instruct each row when it is time to proceed toward the stage. When you are next to be called, stop at the podium of Graduate Registrar River Montijo until your name is called.

As soon as your name is read, proceed across the stage to the Dean or faculty member who is hooding the graduates. Turn to face the audience and the Dean or faculty member will hood you.

Next, the dean will shake your hand. Then a photographer will take your picture as Interim President David Ellis hands you your diploma. Proceed across the stage to receive the congratulations of the commencement speaker and a member of the board of trustees.

Finally, proceed down the steps where another photo will be taken and you will be directed to your seat by a student marshal.

When you return to your seat after receiving your degree, remain standing until all graduates have received degrees. At that time, all the graduates will be seated.

Special Note Regarding Handshakes and Hooding

For graduates unable to shake hands and/or to be hooded by Dean Scott Fletcher:

  • When your name is called by River Montijo, move forward handing your hood to Associate Dean Janet Bixby and ask her to perform the hooding.
  • Once hooded, move forward to Interim President Ellis
  • Accept and hold your diploma and hold it with both hands or with right hand over your heart
  • Greet the commencement speaker holding your diploma with both hands or with right hand over your heart; optionally, shake hands with Dr. Jane Monnig Atkinson
  • Exit the stage for photos
  • Greet program faculty holding your diploma with both hands (or with right hand over your heart)

*Please note that, in keeping with the solemnity and academic tradition of the occasion, family and friends, of all ages, are encouraged to watch and celebrate joyfully from their seats in the audience (or viewing the live-stream from the foyer); only the candidates for degrees, themselves, participate in the conferral of degrees and the hooding ceremony. Following the ceremony, the reception provides a wonderful opportunity for your guests to then join you in truly celebrating the momentous occasion.

Reception

A reception will be held immediately after graduation on the Manor House Circle. We hope that your family and friends will join you there. (In case of rain, the reception will be held in Stamm Dining Hall.)

   Diplomas

You will receive your diploma cover containing a congratulatory message during the commencement ceremony (diploma pick-up typically occurs after the commencement ceremony).

Diplomas may be picked up by candidates who have no academic or financial holds on the following dates (photo identification required):

Degree Date

Available for Pick-up

Location

May 19, 2017

May 24, 2017

York 116, Graduate Campus

May 19, 2017

May 24, 2017, and after

Graduate Registrar’s office, Rogers Hall, Room 301

May 19, 2017

Commencement Day, Sunday, June 4, following the ceremony

Council Chambers, Templeton Campus Center

July 21, 2017

August 4, 2017, and after

Graduate Registrar’s office, Rogers Hall, Room 301

August 25, 2017

September 1, 2017, and after

Graduate Registrar’s office, Rogers Hall, Room 301

*Diplomas not picked up by mid-month will be mailed to the candidate’s permanent address.

  If you want a friend or family member to pick up your diploma, please provide that individual with a signed note of permission. Please notify the Graduate Registrar’s office with any change of address at gradreg@lclark.edu .

DIPLOMA COVER NOTE:  Diploma covers are presented at the commencement ceremony.  If you do not attend the ceremony and you wish to receive a diploma cover, you will need to make arrangements to pick up a diploma cover at the Graduate Registrar’s office.

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