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64th Commencement Celebration

Undergraduate

Date: Sunday, May 18, 2014
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: 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 64th Commencement.  Please bookmark this page so that you may refer to it in the coming weeks.

Diplomas
Final Grade Report
Caps and Gowns
Photographs
Ticket Information
Attendance Policy/Safety Regulations
Parking
Handicap Parking/Other Accommodations
Hotels and Restaurants
Legacy Students
Senior Send-off Week
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 2, 2014 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm in the MPR in the Sakowich Campus Center. Caps & gowns will then be moved to the office of the Vice President for Mission and Student Affairs, the second floor of the campus center. Call 978-837-5217 to arrange after hours pick-up.     

  

Photographs

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

  

Ticket Information

Undergraduate admission tickets will be distributed on Friday, May 2, 2014 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm in the MPR of the Sakowich Campus Center. 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. 

 

  

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 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 the Office of Communications 978-837-5190.

  

Hotels and Restaurants

View a listing of local hotel accommodations which Merrimack College has a partnership with. 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 17th 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. Please RSVP  online. Contact Alumni Relations at legacy@merrimack.edu or 978-837-5440 for more information.

  

Senior Send-off Week

All seniors are invited to both on-campus and off-campus events during the week of May 13, 2014. 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.

  

Questions

Please feel free to contact the Office of Communications 978-837-5190. For direction regarding change of plans due to weather on the day of Commencement call the Weather Emergency Information Line 978-837-5700.