Dear Graduate/Degree Candidate:
It is my understanding that you recently received or will be receiving your degree from Monmouth University. Congratulations! I applaud you for attaining this significant goal in your life. With this in mind, I would like to take a moment and share some important information regarding your participation in the Commencement Ceremony.
The University will continue to hold a Winter Commencement to formally recognize our students who have completed their degree requirements during the Summer 2013 sessions and the Fall 2013 semester. Commencement will be held on campus in the Multipurpose Activity Center (MAC) on Friday, January 17, 2014, at 1:30 p.m. If necessary, Saturday, January 18, at 1:30 p.m. has been reserved as a snow date. Admission to the MAC will be by ticket only. Considering the number of graduates and the seating capacity of the MAC, each graduate will receive five tickets for their guests. Graduates do not need a ticket. Those without tickets are welcome to view the ceremony from various sites on campus; locations will be announced at a later date. Please note there is no fee to participate in Commencement.
Students participating in the ceremony must satisfy all obligations to the University prior to January 17, 2014. This includes the return of all equipment, books, and materials belonging to the University and the fulfillment of all financial obligations, such as tuition and fees, parking tickets, fines, telephone bills, and library fines. If you feel you have anything outstanding in any of these areas, please contact the office directly.
Finally, we realize that Commencement Day is an important occasion for you and your family. It is also an important day for the University to publicly acknowledge and affirm your achievement. Because of this, each graduate is individually recognized at the stage during the conferral of degrees. As you can appreciate, this is a lengthy but extremely important part of our ceremony. If you choose to participate in Commencement, you are expected to remain until the conclusion of the ceremony. This is a courtesy we ask our graduates to extend to one another. Please review the related section pertaining to Commencement Decorum when making your decision whether or not to participate in Commencement.
I hope this information is helpful and you will be able to join us on January 17. Please do not hesitate to contact my office (732-571-3417) with any questions.
Mary Anne NagyVice President for Student and Community ServicesChair, Commencement Planning Committee