Donna Mae R. Lazo
Please remain in your seat for the entire ceremony.
recognize every graduate individually by calling each student to the stage and saying their name. cellular telephones should be placed in the "vibrate" mode or turned off during the entire ceremony. Graduates participating in the ceremony must wear a cap and gown. Associate degree candidates will wear both the gown and a chevron (green and white hood), and wear the tassel on the right side of the mortarboard, hanging near the right eye. After the degrees are conferred, the tassel is shifted to the left side. The signal for shifting the tassel will be given by the President. Certificate candidates will wear the gown without a hood and will wear the tassel on the right side of the mortarboard, hanging near the right eye. After the certificates are conferred, the tassel is shifted to the left side. The signal for shifting the tassel will be given by the President. Candidates should not chew gum
No decoration of any kind is to be placed on the mortarboard. Only dress shoes should be worn (dark colors are best – no athletic shoes please). Use the restroom before the ceremony begins.
Commencement begins with the academic procession. The audience is asked to rise as the procession enters the Arena and remain standing until the platform party has taken its place, the Invocation has been given and the Hymn has been sung. Commencement closes with the recessional. After the singing of the Alma Mater and the benediction, the audience is asked to take their seats and remain seated for the retrieval of colors and the recessional of the platform party, faculty, and students. All graduates are expected to attend the entire ceremony, and to participate in both the processional and recessional. Applause should be held until all students have received their degrees. Names will be read quickly, and it is important that every name is heard. Flowers are not to pinned or placed...
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