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Harpur College Recognition Ceremonies

Saturday, May 19, 2012 - Events Center

8:30 a.m.
Fine Arts and Humanities
(AAAS, ARTH, ARTS, CHIN, CINE, JPN, KOR, MUS, THEA, ARAB, CLAS, GRK & LAT, COLI, ENG, GERM, HEBR, JUST, MDVL, PHIL, PPL, FREN, ITAL, and SPAN)
11 a.m. Science and Mathematics (BCHM, BIOL, CHEM, ENVI, GEOL, MATH, PHYS, NEURO, and PSYC)
1:30 p.m.
Social Sciences (ANTH, ECON, GEOG, GL&INT, HIST, IMP, LACAS, LING, PLSC, and SOC)

A Recognition Ceremony is scheduled at 8:30 a.m. for students with majors in Fine Arts and Humanities, at 11 a.m. for Science and Mathematics and at 1:30 p.m. for the Social Science Division majors. Double majors can attend the ceremony for one or both of their majors. All graduating seniors and their guests are welcome to attend; tickets for admission are not necessary. Appropriate attire for these ceremonies is jacket and tie for the men and a dress or suit for the women. Caps and gowns are to be worn only at the official Commencement ceremonies scheduled for 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 20, in the Events Center. Recognition Ceremony programs, available to all in attendance, will contain the names of graduation candidates, of departmental honors candidates and of Foundation Awards recipients.

In order to announce the name of each graduate as he or she walks across the platform, it will be necessary for each Harpur College graduate to pick up a personalized name card in the bookstore when Commencement caps and gowns are picked up. Students must bring their name cards to the Recognition Ceremony on Saturday.

Each Recognition Ceremony focuses on the individual graduates. After the dean has welcomed graduates and their guests, students who have won Foundation Awards will be called to the platform to receive their awards. These students will be notified, via e-mail, of their award before the Recognition Ceremony and will be seated in the first rows. Next, graduates will be called by department, with departmental honor recipients leading the way. As each graduate approaches the stairs at the base of the platform, the reader will take the graduate's name card and read the name aloud. When all majors in that department have been recognized and have returned to their seats, majors in the next department will be called. After each graduate has been individually recognized, the entire group will rise for recognition and congratulations.

Note: Recipients of departmental honors receive a gold honors cord at Saturday's Recognition Ceremony to wear with their cap and gown at Sunday's Commencement. There is no tassel or cord for students graduating with all-college honors (cum laude, magna cum laude, or summa cum laude).

Questions about the Recognition Ceremonies should be directed to the Dean's Office, 607-777-4934.

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