The Collins College of Hospitality Management's Commencement Ceremony will take place on Sunday, June 16, 2013 at 4:00 p.m. on the University Quad.
Graduates must arrive by 3:00 pm on Mansion Lane (corner of University Drive and Mansion Lane, in front of Bldg. 1) - NEW LOCATION
A college-hosted reception will take place immediately following the ceremony in front of Bldg. 8. Students, family member and friends are all welcome to join!
General questions about graduation requirements, applying for graduation and deadlines are available on the Registrar’s Office web site.
At the end of the spring quarter, if you have 8 or less units remaining please visit the Commencement Participation web site.
Specific questions about graduation requirements, such as remaining classes an individual student needs to take, should be addressed to the individual’s evaluator in the Registrar’s Office.
Parking permits will be required for every vehicle prior to entering any parking lot.
Valid Parking permits honored
Disabled parking is located in Lot C and M and also requires a paid permit. Please display your Disabled Person Parking Placard.
Limousine parking is located in Lot C and also requires a paid permit. A parking officer will provide parking instructions.
To avoid delays and have optimum parking the day of commencement, it is highly recommended that parking permits be pre-purchased for your family and friends.
Admission tickets are not required and there is no limit to the number of guests you may bring. Please advise your guests to try to arrive at least one hour prior to the ceremony.
“Commencement is a ceremony wedded to our academic past but grounded in the events and ideas of the present. We wear academic gowns and hoods out of respect for the traditions of the past. We carry the mace into the ceremony to signify the importance of the role of the faculty and the institution in awarding a degree to each student. At the same time, we should jointly create commencement ceremonies that include important themes and elements of our contemporary and traditional cultures. Sometimes these themes are reflected in the music and in the decorations, but they may also be reflected in the additions students make to the customary academic regalia. The issue of appropriateness is often raised concerning some of these adaptations. Our response as a campus community should be to accept those things that do not distract form the ceremony and to restrict only those adaptations that abridge community standards of good taste or which directly interfere with the conduct of the ceremony.”