Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 5:30 p.m.
Ramapo College’s first Graduate Programs Commencement ceremony will be held on campus in the Arena of the Bill Bradley Sports and Recreation Center.
Doors will open at 4 p.m. The Processional will begin promptly at 5:15 p.m.
All patrons are subject to a screening and bag check upon entry into the building. Balloons, beach balls, confetti, and noisemakers are not permitted.
During the ceremony, the name of each graduate will be announced while he/she is on stage. The School Dean and Graduate Program Director will place the hood (included with the graduate’s academic regalia) over the head of the graduate. This signifies the graduate’s success in completing his/her respective program.
Graduates must report to Bill Bradley Sports and Recreation Center at 4 p.m. and should proceed to the entrance of the building that is across from the McBride House. You will be directed to the appropriate area to pick up your reader card and line-up.
Graduates should put their cap and gown on before leaving their car. Hoods should be carried by the graduates.
Graduates may sit with their friends and classmates within their specific Graduate Program.
The ceremony is expected to last 2 hours. After the ceremony, graduates will be directed to Spectator Lobby for a post-ceremony reception. Graduates and guests will meet there.
Doors to the Bill Bradley Sports and Recreation Center will open at 4 p.m. Guests should proceed to the entrance of the building closest to the A-D parking lots. Guests will need to bring their tickets.
All guests will be directed to sit in the bleachers. Guests requiring special needs will be accommodated in the back rows of the arena floor. Seating for guests will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
Concession stands will have beverages and light snacks available for purchase. These are permitted in the arena.
The ceremony is expected to last 2 hours. After the ceremony, guests will be directed to Spectator Lobby for a post-ceremony reception. Graduates and guests will meet there.
Tickets are required for all guests to enter, including infants and children. Graduates do not need a ticket.
Each graduate student will be able to obtain up to four tickets for guests. Tickets will be available for pick-up from Roadrunner Central from April 12-26. Roadrunner Central is located on the 2nd floor of the Scott Student Center (across from the Campus Bookstore*). Roadrunner Central is open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekends.
Student ID will be required when picking up guest tickets. Graduates will have the opportunity to request additional tickets. After April 26, all requests for additional tickets will be reviewed and if space allows, requests will be accommodated.
*It is suggested that graduates pick-up their tickets when picking up their regalia (cap & gown) from the Bookstore
DIRECTIONS AND PARKING
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Parking will be available in the A-D lots. Handicap parking for those with State issued Handicap placards will be in Lot A-1.
If you need to drop off a guest, you may do so directly outside of the Bill Bradley Sports and Recreation Center.