Commencement 2015


(Early registration prices effective through April 24, 2015 - register early)

Monday, May 4

Degree Signing Party: Picnic at the Intramural Field, 5:00 pm CDT. Bring your student ID card.

Thursday, May 7

Senior Bowling Night: 10:00 pm CDT at The Strike Zone in Rensselaer.

 Friday, May 8

RoccoSenior portraits (Portraits by Doren): 10:00 am - 3:00 pm CDT in the Halleck Student Center North Lounge. Sign-up sheets will be available in the College Store March 23 - May 7.

Class of 2015 Brunch: 12:00 pm CDT in the Halleck Student Center Ballroom. All faculty and staff are welcome.

Puma Olympics: 2:00 pm CDT on the IM Field.

Commencement Dinner: 5:00 pm CDT in the Halleck Student Center Cafeteria.  RSVP
Early Registration Prices until April 24, 2015: Adults -- $16.00; Ages 6-12 -- $9.00; Ages 3-5 -- $4.00. No charge for graduates and children under three. 
After April 24: Adults -- $19.00; Ages 6-12 -- $10; Ages 3-5 -- $5.00;  No charge for graduates and children under three.

Menu
Assorted Salads
Vegetable Tray

Wine & Cheese
SJC Twice Baked Potatoes
Baked Ziti
Green Bean Medeley
Rolls & Butter
Carved Roast Beef
Chicken
Dessert Buffet
Assorted Beverages


Make reservations
(Order before April 24 to receive "early bird discount." This a secure site.)

 

BaccalaureateBaccalaureate Mass: 7:00 pm CDT in the Saint Joseph's Chapel. Graduates assemble in the Halleck Student Center by 6:30 pm CDT and process to the Saint Joseph's Chapel. In the case of inclement weather, assemble in the Chapel basement instead of the Halleck Student Center. Students are required to wear their gowns at this time. Students are not required to wear hoods and caps at this Mass. No special lineup is required. Faculty are to dress in full regalia.

Reception
Senior Slideshow:
9:00 pm CDT in the Halleck Student Center Ballroom. (Ballroom opens at 8:30 pm CDT.) There will be a cash bar and snacks. Graduates will receive three free drink tickets, available at the Switchboard desk outside the Ballroom, beginning Tuesday, May 5.

Semi-formal Dance: The dance will follow the slideshow in the Halleck Student Center Ballroom.

Saturday, May 9

Community Buffet Brunch: 10:00 am - 11:30 am CDT in the Halleck Student Center Cafeteria. RSVP
Early Registration Prices until April 24, 2015: Adults -- $15.00; Ages 6-12 -- $9.00; Ages 3-5 -- $4.00 There is no charge for graduates and children under three..
After April 24:
Adults: $ 17.00; Ages 6-12 -- $10.00; Ages 3-5 -- $5.00; No charge for graduates and children under three.

Menu
Scrambled Eggs
Chef Style & Roasted Redskin Potatoes
Pancakes with Assorted Toppings
Baked Carved Ham
Sausage Patties

Tortellini with Assorted Sauces
Steamed Fresh Green Beans
Rolls & Butter
Assorted Desserts

Soft Drinks


Make Reservations
(Order before April 24 to receive "early bird discount." This a secure site.)

 

processionCommencement Ceremony: Graduates assemble in the Halleck Student Center North Lounge by 12:15 pm CDT and line up alphabetically for procession to the Richard F. Scharf Alumni Fieldhouse. Hoods and caps are worn. In the case of inclement weather, graduates should line up in the Hanson Recreation Center by 12:15 pm CDT. Doors to the Richard F. Scharf Alumni Fieldhouse open at 12:00 pm CDT.

The Commencement Ceremony begins at 1:00 pm CDT in the Richard F. Scharf Alumni Fieldhouse. Handicapped seating is available.

Graduation Reception: Immediately following the Commencement ceremony on the Rev. Charles Banet, C.PP.S. Core Education Center Plaza. In the case of inclement weather, the reception will be held in the Hanson Recreation Center.

*For more information regarding Commencement 2015, contact SJC Administrative Assistant to the Vice President for Academic Affairs Sarah Wilson at 219.866.6154.

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