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Frequently Asked Questions

When and where is graduation?

Commencement Exercises will be held Saturday, May 24th, 2014 at 10:30 am. at the Stadium. The ceremony will be held outside, so please monitor the weather forecasts and dress appropriately. In the event of inclement weather the Ceremony will be held in the MacDonald Gymnasium at the Post Center. Please note if held inside limited seating is available.

How many guests per graduate can attend the ceremony?

Each student is issued: To be announced

What photographic and video opportunities are available?

Each graduate will be photographed by Essex Commencement Photographers as they receive their diploma. The Company will contact graduates' families at their home address with package options. Guests on the field will be allowed to utilize the designated photography area only. All other areas on the field must remain clear. Guests in the bleachers must take photos outside the fenced area.

What are the accommodations for persons with disabilities?

All guests with mobility issues must contact Adam Dube at 978-232-2119 or by E-mail: by May 13th, 2014 to make appropriate arrangements. Both field and bleacher seating are accessible for ticket holders. If guests must be accompanied, it must be with a ticket holder. Barrier free parking will be available for guests who have notified us according to the guidelines above. Guests with hearing impairments requiring a sign interpreter must notify the College by April 19th to ensure appropriate services.

What time should I arrive?

Seating for commencement begins at 9:00 am. All guests are strongly encouraged to be seated before 10:15 am when the processional begins.

Where will I park?

Parking will be at a premium. Campus Safety and the Beverly Police will be on campus to direct traffic and parking. Vans will be available to assist guests from parking lots to the Stadium. There is limited barrier free parking available.

How long is the ceremony?

We anticipate the ceremony will take approximately 2 and ½ hours. All guests are asked to remain seated during the processional and recessional.

Who is the commencement speaker?

Anne Mosle is the 2014 Endicott commencement speaker and recipient of an honorary doctorate.  She is a vice president at the Aspen Institute and executive director of Ascend at the Aspen Institute. She is a leading thinker, advocate, and voice in building pathways to opportunity for low income families and women. With 20 years’ experience in policy and philanthropy, Anne has been recognized as Washingtonian of the Year, Ms. Magazine Woman to Watch, and as a Visionary Philanthropist.
In her current role at the Aspen Institute, she directs Ascend, the national hub for breakthrough ideas and collaborations that move vulnerable families towards educational success and economic security.  Ascend has been a national leader in catalyzing a two-generation approach to breaking the cycle of poverty.  
Prior to the Aspen Institute, Anne served as a vice president and officer of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, as the president of the Washington Area Women's Foundation, and as a senior vice president at the Center for Policy Alternatives.  She has organized major summits at The White House and 10 Downing Street.. Anne holds a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Richmond and has completed graduate coursework at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. 

Is there any event after graduation?

The College hosts a reception for graduates and their guests . The location will be announced at a later date.

Where is more information available?

The College will be mailing information to students and families. In addition, information on graduation will be available on the College's web site www.endicott.eduPlease check back periodically as any changes will be posted.

What time must I check out of the residence halls?

All residents must be out of College housing by 5:00pm on May 24th, 2014.

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