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FALL 2013 COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY

Location:

CARTER CENTER MAIN GYMNASIUM

Date:

December 14, 2013

11:00 A.M. CEREMONY WILL INCLUDE ALL GRADUATES:

Graduates are asked to report to the Gym II no later than 10:00 am.
No limit to the number of guests who can attend the ceremony.
There will be live streaming of the ceremony on www.concord.edu

Persons needing assistance with accessibility accommodations should contact Nancy Ellison, 1-304-6086 or 1-800-322-6679 extension 6086 or email nellison@concord.edu

Guests

PARKING

Parking is on a first-come, first-served basis. However, uniformed police officers will be available to direct parking. Handicapped parking spaces are available in several campus parking lots. Click here for the campus parking-lot map.

NO TICKETS NECESSARY FOR CEREMONY

It is customary for graduates to invite guests to share this momentous occasion with them. Concord University holds two ceremonies to accommodate families and friends and does not require tickets for the Commencement ceremonies. All are welcome!

PROGRAM LENGTH

The commencement exercise will last approximately 1 ½ hours.

RECEPTION

A reception follows the ceremonies for graduates and guests, and Concord faculty and staff. The reception is located on the lawn outside Carter Center. In the event of rain, the reception will be held in Gym II of Carter Center. Punch and cookies will be served and no tickets are required.

SEATING

Most seating in the gymnasium is in bleachers. Floor seating is available for individuals for whom bleacher seating would be difficult. Special seating is available for guests with physical limitations. Please contact Ms. Nancy Ellison, Director of Disability Services at 1-304-384-6086 to request accommodations or click here to complete the on-line request form.

CLIMATE

There is no air conditioning in Carter Center. However, the gymnasium does have a system of fans. For comfort, dressing in light, breathable fabrics in thin layers is advised.

HOSPITALITY

Uniformed officers will be available to assist with parking. Also, ambassadors will be available with wheel chairs for those needing assistance. Greeters will be stationed at all entrances to Carter Center to answer questions and direct you to seating. While we strongly encourage our guests to make prior arrangements for assistance, please see an officer, ambassador or greeter for any type of assistance you may need.

PHOTOGRAPHS

Professional photographers will be taking pictures of the ceremonies and an individual photograph of each candidate for graduation. The company will send email proofs of individual pictures to the candidates in the event they want to purchase photos. In addition, there will be opportunities for individuals to take pictures following each ceremony.

ON-LINE VIEWING

For individuals who are not able to attend the ceremonies in person, the University’s Academic Technology Department will provide live streaming of each ceremony on the Internet. Log on to Concord’s web site, www.concord.edu, the day of the event, then click on the graphic on the main page. DVD’s will be made and may be ordered the day of the event at a cost of $20.00. DVD’s will be mailed at a later date.

UNIVERSITY BOOKSTORE

The University Bookstore, located on the bottom floor of the Jerry & Jean Beasley Student Center, will be open from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. This is your chance to buy your graduate his/her first Concord Alumni souvenir!

HOTELS /MOTELS

For your convenience, we have listed several area hotels/motels. Click to view area lodging.