Commencement

Commencement

Commencement Information

May Commencement: Saturday, May 19, 2018, Time 10 a.m.


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Saturday, May 19, 2018, Time 10 a.m.

 May Ceremony

  • Students should visit the Registrar's Office website to review important graduation requirements. Participation in commencement is not proof of graduation. The only such evidence is your diploma or an official college transcript.
  • Commencement takes place at the College Track. If the weather cooperates, and the ceremony does take place outside, there are no limits on guests and no tickets are required.  In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will take place inside at Clark Field House. Graduating students will receive 3 indoor guest tickets when they pick up their caps and gowns from the Barnes & Noble Campus Bookstore. This decision will be made public the Wednesday before the ceremony.  Any additional guests may view the ceremony through a live-feed at another location on campus.
  • Graduates will be given a blank name card to write your name, degree, honors and contact information. DO NOT LOSE THIS CARD; bring it with you to commencement.
  • Graduates in full regalia, wearing their tassels on the right, will line up 45 minutes before the start of the ceremony.
  • Diplomas will be mailed after the ceremony. If you have questions about your diploma, please contact the Registrar's Office, 607-746-4560.
  • Seating will begin at 9 a.m.
  • Shuttle service will begin at 8 a.m. from all campus parking lots.
  • There will be additional parking in the Price Chopper parking lot, downtown and at Delaware Academy.  The shuttle will also be picking up and delivering from these areas.
  • Guests with tickets* will be seated between 9 a.m. and 9:50 a.m. Guests with tickets who arrive late (after the procession has begun) are not guaranteed a seat in Clark Field House.
  • Guests arriving late will be asked to wait for the procession to finish before entering the Maines Arena if the ceremony is held indoors.
  • The ceremony will last approximately two and one-half hours

Information for Parents, Families and Guests

  • Directions to campus and Area Accommodations
  • Campus Map When you arrive on campus, follow the commencement signs. 
  • There will be no parking at Clark Field House*, ONLY drop-off is available. All other lots are available.
  • Shuttle bus service will be provided to Clark Field House* from all campus parking lots starting at 8:30 a.m.
  • There is no reserved seating for guests.
  • Guests with tickets* will be seated between 9 a.m. and 9:50 a.m. Guests with tickets who arrive late (after the procession has begun) are not guaranteed a seat in Clark Field House.
  • Wheelchairs, strollers and infant carriers may not block walkways. Children are required to have a ticket if they occupy a seat.
  • Guests without tickets* and guests with tickets arriving late will be asked to wait for the procession to finish before entering the Maines Arena.
  • The May ceremony will last approximately two and one-half hours.  The December ceremony will last approximately one hour.
  • Each graduate will receive a gift photo with their diploma. Additional photographs may be ordered by contacting Commencement Photos. Guests are asked to refrain from leaving their seats during the ceremony to take photographs.
  • Due to problems in the past and fire and safety regulations, we request that guests do not block doorways and exits after the ceremony.

    (*For the indoor ceremony)

Accessibility

  • Guests requiring accessible seating must contact Donna Ackerman at 607-746-4025 or ackermde@delhi.edu no later than December 1 or May 1.
  • ASL interpreters will be provided by Empire Interpreting.

Pets on Campus

  • No pets are allowed in campus buildings or in the fenced track area unless they are Service Dogs or Leading Dogs.

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December Commencement: Friday, December 14, 2018

Thank you to the many students who shared their concerns regarding December Commencement. Because of the traditionally low student turnout, the college believes that a fall and spring commencement are not the most effective use of our resources. At the same time, we understand the need for a transitional time into a one commencement model. Therefore, the college will hold one more December Commencement in 2018.

Starting in 2019, we will only hold one Commencement in the spring which all graduates are invited to attend and walk across the stage. We will hold a special reception for students graduating in December, which will include family members, to celebrate their many accomplishments and achievements. Please let me know if you have any additional questions and/or concerns.

Tomás A. Aguirre
Vice President for Student Life & Chief Diversity Officer