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December Graduation

Date: 12/10/2010

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Today's Baccalaureate and Commencement ceremonies will take place as scheduled. Baccalaureate will begin at 10:30 a.m. and Commencement will begin at 1 p.m. Both events will take place in the Physical Education Center on campus.

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Quick Reference Information:

Ceremonies will be held Sunday, December 12, 2010, in the Physical Education Center.

Baccalaureate Mass is scheduled for 10:30 a.m.
Commencement is scheduled for 1:00 p.m.

In case of inclement weather, Commencement will be postponed until Tuesday, December 14 at 7:00 p.m. and Baccalaureate will be canceled. The Commencement Ceremony will begin with the hooding ceremony. University officials will make a decision by 6:00 a.m., and will make announcements via the Alvernia website, the campus switchboard, and via e2campus.

HOODING and BACCALAUREATE:

All students processing in the Hooding and Baccalaureate Ceremony should meet in the Physical Education Center no later than 9:45 a.m.

•    Be sure to bring your academic attire. Gowns should be pressed.

•    There will be Faculty and Staff available to assist you in properly donning your Academic Attire.

•    Hats are not to be worn for Baccalaureate.

•    Hood is carried over the right arm in preparation for The Hooding Ceremony.

•    Appropriate dress attire is requested, including sensible shoes.

•    Personal items, such as purses, can be kept in the dressing room, which will be locked during the ceremony. 

•    Line up as indicated by the procession sheet, which will be posted in the room (Graduates will line up two-by-two, grouped by degree (Master, Bachelor, Associate).

•    After Baccalaureate Mass there will be a lunch reception for all participants and their guests in the Alvernia University Student Center.

COMMENCEMENT:

All students who are processing in the Commencement Ceremony should meet in the Physical Education Center no later than 12:00 p.m.

•    Be sure to bring your academic attire. Gowns should be pressed.

•    There will be Faculty and Staff available to assist you in properly donning your Academic Attire.

•    Your hood and hat are worn for Commencement. (Tassel goes on the right of your head.)

•    Appropriate dress attire is requested, including sensible shoes.

•    Personal items, such as purses, can be kept in the dressing room which will be locked during the ceremony. You may not carry items with you.

•    Line up as indicated by the procession sheet (Graduates will line up two-by-two, grouped by degree - Master, Bachelor, and Associate).

•     After Commencement there will be a light dessert reception for all participants and their guests in the Alvernia University Student Center.

 

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Email Tracy Hine or call 610-796-8211 with any questions.

 
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  • History: Established as a private four-year liberal arts college in 1958, Alvernia celebrated its 50th year by being awarded university status in 2008.
  • Heritage: Founded by the Bernardine Sisters, a Catholic religious order, the university embraces the Franciscan core values of service, humility, collegiality, contemplation and peacemaking.
  • Motto: “To Learn, To Love, To Serve”
  • Campus: The main campus in Reading is 121 acres, with two satellite campuses in Philadelphia and Pottsville (Schuylkill County).
  • Location: Our residential campus is situated three miles from center-city Reading, in the scenic Blue Mountain area of Eastern Pennsylvania.
  • Enrollment: 3,000 students attend Alvernia including 1,500 traditional undergraduates, 600 continuing education students, and 780 graduate students. Over 77% of first-year students live on campus.
  • Faculty: Our professors are accomplished scholars, experts in their fields, and supportive mentors. The student-to-faculty ratio is 14:1. Most classes are 20 students or fewer.
  • Athletics: NCAA Division III, member of the Commonwealth Conference of the Middle Atlantic States Athletic Corporation and member of Eastern College Athletic Conference, 8 men’s and 10 women’s intercollegiate sports.