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Merrimack College Commencement Celebration

65th Undergraduate

Date: Sunday, May 17, 2015
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Location: Lawler Arena, Merrimack Athletics Complex

Congratulations graduates, parents and families.  Commencement will arrive quickly, and this page is intended to provide you with information you will need as you make preparations to attend Merrimack College’s 65th Commencement.  Please bookmark this page so that you may refer to it in the coming weeks.

Diplomas
Final Grade Report
Caps and Gowns
Ticket Information
Attendance Policy/Safety Regulations
Professional Photographer
Parking
Handicap Parking/Other Accommodations
Hotels and Restaurants
Legacy Students
Honors Convocation
Senior Send-off Week
Weather Related Changes
Questions


  

Diplomas

Diplomas have been ordered.  If you do not plan to attend graduation, your diploma will be available in the Office of the Registrar after graduation.

  

Final Grade Report

You may view your grades on MyMack as soon as they are available.       

  

Caps and Gowns

Caps & gowns will be distributed on Friday, May 1 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Hammel Basketball Court, Merrimack Athletic Complex.

  

Ticket Information

Undergraduate admission tickets will be distributed on Friday, May 1 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Hammel Basketball Court, Merrimack Athletic Complex.

Each graduate will receive five (5) commencement tickets.  All graduates must present a valid photo ID and sign for their tickets. Graduates may not pick up tickets for other students, and tickets will not be mailed. 

All students must present a valid photo ID and sign for their tickets. You may not pick up tickets for other students, and tickets will not be mailed.

  

Attendance Policy/Safety Regulations

Individuals seeking admittance to the Merrimack Athletics Complex will be required to present a Commencement Admission Ticket.  No exceptions will be made to this policy. Please distribute tickets to all attendees in your group before arriving on campus.

The College has implemented several policies designed to ensure the continued safety of our community. Guests will be permitted to bring small cameras, small purses or other small bags into the venue. Backpacks and other large bags will not be permitted into the arena for either graduation. Guests are urged to arrive early and to limit the items they bring with them. The College reserves the right to search any bag or parcel brought into the facility.

We ask for your cooperation in making this occasion a memorable one, and request that you do not bring alcohol (including champagne), beach balls, air horns, balloons, etc. to the ceremony. Inappropriate items will be confiscated at the door. 

Fire codes prohibit guests from standing in the aisles in the Merrimack Athletics Complex.  Family photographers are asked to stay behind stanchions.  Please remember to be considerate of those seated behind you while you are taking your photos. 

  

Professional Photographer

A professional photographer will take pictures of each student receiving his/her diploma.  You will be contacted with details. Questions, please contact the Office of Conference and Events 978-837-5389.

  

Parking

Parking is limited.  Police Services will be on campus throughout the weekend to direct you and your guests to appropriate parking areas.

  

Handicap Parking/Other Accommodations

Please contact Merrimack College Police Services for information on how to obtain a handicap area parking pass for the Commencement ceremony at 978-837-5152. Those guests who are parking in the handicap area should plan to arrive before 9:00 a.m. to utilize the campus entrance closest to the parking lot.

After 10:00 a.m., all guests must use the main entrance to the Merrimack Athletics Complex.

If you require a sign language interpreter, please contact CommencementOffice@merrimack.edu.

  

Hotels and Restaurants

View a listing of local hotel accommodations with which Merrimack College has a partnership. For directions to hotels and restaurants, check out our interactive map.

  

Legacy Students

Legacy Students and families are invited to a legacy reception on Saturday, May 16th from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. in the Rogers Center for the Arts.  At the Legacy Reception each student will receive a medallion to be worn at commencement. This event is by invitation only.

  

Honors Convocation

New to the Commencement Weekend this year is the addition of the Honors Convocation on Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 12:30 p.m. (new time) in the Merrimack Athletics Complex.  This is in recognition of the Presidential Scholars of Merrimack College and Honors Program Graduates of 2015.  This event is by invitation only.

  

Senior Send-off Week

All seniors are invited to both on-campus and off-campus events during the week of May 11, 2015. Plan to celebrate your last days and nights at Merrimack with your friends and classmates. Questions can be directed to the Office of Student Involvement.

  

Weather Related Changes

For direction regarding change of plans due to weather on the day of Commencement call the Weather Emergency Information Line 978-837-5700.

  

Questions

Please feel free to contact the Office of Communications by phone 978-837-5190 or email at CommencementOffice@merrimack.edu