Information for Families about Undergraduate Commencement

To The Family of Undergraduate Graduation Candidates,

One of the most important days in your child's life is fast approaching.  The 2014 Undergraduate Commencement Exercises will be held in the Koessler Athletic Center on campus Saturday, May 17, 2014.  The events are listed for this exciting and rewarding time.

  •  Friday, May 16th at 5:00 pm, the Baccalaureate Mass in Celebration of the Class of 2014 will be held on in the Koessler Athletic Center
  • Saturday, May 17th10:00 am, the General Commencement Ceremony for the entire graduating class at which time there will be the commencement speaker, recognition of honorary degrees and LaSalle medal recipients, ROTC and Service recognition will take place.  Each graduate will receive up to four (4) for this ceremony, with two (2) additional alternate viewing location tickets.
  • Saturday, May 17th12:30 pm, Ceremony for students in the College of Arts & Sciences at which time degrees will be conferred and students will receive their diplomas. Each graduate will receive up to six (6) tickets for this ceremony.
  • Saturday, May 17th3:00 pm, Ceremony for students in the School of Education and Human Services and the Wehle School of Business at which time degrees will be conferred and students will receive their diplomas.  Each graduate will receive up to six (6) tickets for this ceremony.

Student may begin to pick-up their tickets for each ceremony beginning April 2ndStudents who do not need all of their tickets will be encouraged to take the tickets that they will not need to the Campus Programming and Leadership Office, lower level of the Student Center.  Students will be able to check at that office to see if additional tickets are available for distribution.

Each student will have to sign for the number of tickets they receive at check-out.  Tickets will not be mailed.  The graduating student must appear in person at the Student Records Office to pick-up and sign for the Commencement tickets.  Lost or forgotten tickets cannot be replaced.

Announcements if desired can be purchased at the bookstore. A link to order announcements, as well as many other graduation details and the answers to frequently asked questions, can be found on the commencement website: canisius.edu/commencement

Your son or daughter will receive information in their myCanisius graduation portal.  This will provide information on how to checkout, indicate to us whether or not they will be attending the graduation ceremonies and the number of tickets they are requesting.

If you have any questions at all regarding Commencement or the Baccalaureate Mass, please do not hesitate to contact the Office of Academic Affairs at 716-888-2123 or the Student Records and Registration Office at 716-888-2990.

 

Sincerely,

Blair W. Foster

Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs