Calendar of Events
Thursday, May 29, through Sunday, June 1
Princeton Reunions Weekend. Degree candidates and their guests are welcome and encouraged to attend Reunions events (seminars, receptions, dinners, etc.) sponsored by the Association of Princeton Graduate Alumni (APGA) and various departments, and to socialize and enjoy the entertainment at all major Reunions sites. For more information, visit www.princeton.edu/apga or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional information and online registration for meal tickets and wristbands for degree candidates and guests will be available in April.
Sunday, June 1
Baccalaureate Service. 2 p.m. The ceremony is held in the University Chapel where seniors are seated. Ticketed seating for graduate degree recipients and guests is available near the chapel in simulcast locations. Please contact the Graduate School for tickets.
Monday, June 2
Dean’s Lunch. Noon to 2 p.m. Tents at the Graduate College (Procter Hall in case of rain). For all degree recipients and their guests (children are welcome), hosted by Dean Sanjeev R. Kulkarni (please observe the same five-person limit as for Commencement). Limited parking is available in Lot 19 (off Springdale Road). Limited parking for the physically disabled is available at the circle lot at Cleveland Tower.
Hooding Ceremony. The ceremony, starting at 5 p.m. on Cannon Green behind Nassau Hall, is presided over by President Christopher L. Eisgruber and Dean Kulkarni and will feature an address by Norman R. Augustine ’57 *59 H07. The ceremony is for all advanced degree (Ph.D. and final master’s) candidates and their guests. Marshals will be available to assist you in lining up for the processional. The Hooding Ceremony is a nonticketed event, and degree recipients may bring as many guests as they like to Cannon Green. Air-conditioned simulcast seating will be available at Dodds Auditorium in Robertson Hall. The program lasts for approximately two hours.
In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held indoors at Richardson Auditorium. Due to limited seating at Richardson, all guests will be seated in the simulcast seating at Dillon Gymnasium.
The location for the Hooding Ceremony will be posted on the Graduate School website (www.princeton.edu/gradschool) the morning of the event, Monday, June 2. Please check the website regularly for updates. All University lots will be available for guest parking except Lots 8, 9, 11 and 18, which are restricted at all times. There will be ample parking in the West Garage and Lot 23, located off Elm Dr. A campus shuttle will be in service to transport students and their guests up and down Elm Dr. until 8 p.m.
The registration deadline for those whose degrees were awarded in September 2013, November 2013 and January 2014 is Friday, April 11, 2014. The deadline for those whose degrees will be awarded in April and June is Tuesday, May 6, 2014.
Tuesday, June 3
Commencement Ceremony. 9 a.m. Guest seating begins on the front lawn of Nassau Hall. In case of severe weather (high winds, lightning), Commencement will be held in Jadwin Gymnasium; the change in location will be announced by 8 a.m. on the University homepage that day. Admission for guests is by ticket only (five guests per degree candidate). Tickets may be received by mail or may be picked up in Clio Hall on or after Monday, May 19, 2014, but no later than Thursday, May 29, 2014.
Formation for Commencement. 9:45 a.m. Degree candidates assemble. Candidates for advanced degrees assemble at the beginning of the procession on the walk in the rear of Nassau Hall facing West College, in four columns (with those who wish to sit together in file rather than side-by-side) in the following order: Doctor of Philosophy, Master of Arts, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Arts in Near Eastern Studies, Master of Science, Master of Architecture, Master in Public Affairs, Master in Public Policy, Master of Science in Engineering, Master of Engineering, and Master in Finance. Marshals will be available to assist you.
10:15 a.m. Guests must be seated
10:20 a.m. Academic procession begins
11:00 a.m. Commencement Exercises
Students should remain standing until President Eisgruber sits down. Please remove your cap when President Eisgruber does.
Conferring of Advanced Degrees. Dean Kulkarni will ask candidates receiving various degrees to rise and remain standing until the president confers the degrees. At the conclusion of the program (at approximately 12:30 p.m.), all will stand to sing a verse of “Old Nassau.” Remain standing, put on cap, and follow the faculty marshals onto Cannon Green.
Diplomas. Advanced degree recipients (for the June degree period only) receive diplomas on Cannon Green. In the event of an indoor Commencement, diplomas will be distributed in Jadwin Gymnasium.
Commencement Reception. 12 p.m. Immediately following the Commencement ceremony, celebrate the completion of your graduate degree with family and friends at a casual reception as the Office of the Alumni Association welcomes its newest members into Princeton’s alumni community. John Maclean House, 73 Nassau Street. Formal invitation to follow.