Table of Contents Graduation Fair - NEW for 2014 Master’s Candidates............................................................3 Commencement Ceremony....................................................................................................6 Frequently Asked Questions ..................................................................................................7-8 Suggested Lodging ...............................................................................................................9 2014 Master’s Degree Candidate Registration Events for RSVP...........................................10 Date/Time/Location
Friday, January 24-Sunday, April 13 • 24 hours
Event Order: Cap, Gown, Hood and Tassel ($92.96 plus tax + $15.99 S&H) Allow 3-4 weeks for shipping Graduation Announcements and Class Rings Online: www.herffjones.com/college/marygrove
Wednesday, March 12 • Noon - 7:00 p.m. Madame Cadillac Building, Denk Chapman Hall
Graduation Fair* See Graduation Fair information for details or call (313) 927-1258.
Monday, April 7
Suggested Deadline to Book Commencement Lodging See Suggested Lodging Information on page 9.
Sunday, April 13
Last Day To Order Cap, Gown, Hood and Tassel Online www.herffjones.com/college/marygrove
Friday, April 25 • 5:00 p.m.
Deadline to RSVP for all Commencement Events See Registration Form online at: marygrove.edu/commencement
Friday, May 2 • 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Marygrove College Bookstore, Liberal Arts Building, First Floor
Last Day to Pick-up Cap, Gown, Hood and Tassel Orders at the Marygrove College Bookstore. For information: (313) 927-1279
Friday, May 9 • 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Marygrove College Campus, Madame Cadillac Building
MAT Meet and Greet* for MAT Grads and Their Guests
Saturday, May 10 • 8:00 - 9:30 a.m. Madame Cadillac Building, Alumnae Hall
Saturday, May 10 • 9:45 a.m. Madame Cadillac Building
Assemble for Commencement Line Up
Saturday, May 10 • 11:00 a.m. (10:15 a.m. Procession begins) Marygrove College Campus (rain or shine) Outside Liberal Arts Building
Saturday, May 10 • 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. Marygrove College Campus, Madame Cadillac Building
Master in Social Justice Program Reception*
Wednesday, May 14 • 5:00 p.m. (formal invitation to follow) Alumnae Hall, Madame Cadillac Building
Alumni Induction Dinner* For information contact Tiffany Alexander, Interim Director of Alumni Relations/Alumni Annual Giving at: (313) 927-1443
*YOU MUST REGISTER TO PARTICIPATE! marygrove.edu/commencement 2
Graduation Fair (Attendance is very important) The Graduation Fair is Wednesday, March 12, Noon - 7:00 p.m. in Denk Chapman Hall, Madame Cadillac Building. Below is an outline of the activities that will take place at the fair.
Order Caps, Gowns, Hoods and Tassels If you are planning to participate in the Commencement Ceremony on May 10, you must wear your cap, gown, hood and tassel. A representative from Herff Jones will be on location to measure you for cap and gown which you may purchase and receive at that time. Payment is required in full at the time your order is placed. Costs are below and do not include 6% sales tax. Associate (cap, gown, hood, and tassel) Bachelor (cap, gown, hood, and tassel) Master (cap, gown, hood, and tassel) Master in Social Justice Cord Souvenir Tassel (green & gold)
$80.96 $84.96 $92.96 $14.98 $6.98
Online purchases may be made with an added $15.99 shipping fee BEFORE the April 13 deadline date at: www.herffjones.com/college/marygrove. Be advised that shipping takes 3-4 weeks. If you are unable to attend the Graduation Fair: • Please utilize the Herff Jones website and order online before April 13 • For “cash and carry” purchases after April 13 go to the Marygrove College Bookstore. Do not delay! You are encouraged to make your purchase or make exchanges/alterations before Friday, May 2. For information call the Marygrove College Bookstore at (313) 927-1279. Marygrove College’s commitment to Detroit and the College’s work on urban issues is inspired by the values and beliefs of its founder and sponsor, the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. With a belief that “…an ecological consciousness that fosters an interdependence of all nature, nurturing relationships that will enhance the well being of the earth and all persons,” we are proud to provide students with a ReNew gown fabric which is recycled from post-consumer plastic bottles. This fabric alternative provides a second use for polyethylene terephthalate (PET) material that would otherwise become part of a landfill.
Order Rings, Announcements and Accessories A Herff Jones representative will be available with a display of Marygrove College rings, graduation announcements and accessories. A $100 deposit is required to order your ring. There is a discount on all ring orders placed at the Graduation Fair. During the event, there is a $50 discount on Extreme Silver rings and a $100 discount on all 10K and 14K gold rings. You may visit their website at www. herffjones.com/college/marygrove for pricing/order information. If you have any questions, please contact Herff Jones at (800) 879-8143.
Complete Financial Aid Requirements Students who have taken loans to finance their college costs are required to complete an online exit interview at www.StudentLoans.gov. You may visit the Student Service Center (SSC), (313) 927-1292, Liberal Arts Building, Room 120, where SSC representatives will help you gather the required information and then walk you through the process.
Graduation Fair (Attendance is very important)
Take Graduation Portraits A representative from Grad Images will photograph students for their graduation portraits and the Class of 2014 composite. Please follow the guidelines below: Grad Images Photos • • • •
There is NO charge for the composite photo to be taken. Students arrive during the 2014 Grad Fair at their convenience. No appointments are necessary. Arrive for your photo session “picture ready.” Formal attire is optional, but highly suggested. Portrait gowns will be provided by Grad Images, which will fit over students’ existing clothing. Hoods will be provided by Marygrove, as well, for your photos. • The composite poses will be with students wearing the gown and holding their cap. • Students will be emailed and texted a link where, if they choose, they may purchase their photos online shortly after the photo session. Options include pre-arranged photo packages and an a la carte-style package. • Students will also receive complimentary proofs via mail in the following weeks. SAMPLE Packages and Pricing: 5x7........................................................... $9.95 8x10......................................................... $18.95 Wallets – One Set ................................... $19.95 Single Image Download (High Resolution Image)....................... $34.95 Commencement Plaque (Includes 5x7 for the plaque)................. $44.95 Graduate Special Package (One 8x10, Four 5x7; one pose).............. $49.95 Mix and Match Value Plus Package (One 8x10, Four 5x7, One Set Wallets; Select multiple poses)............................. $89.95 Students that miss the March 12 session on campus may participate in the make-up session, Wednesday, April 9. Calls/Questions should be directed to Brian D. Proffer, Coordinator for Student Involvement, Leadership and Greek Affairs, email@example.com (313) 927-1472.
Graduation Fair (Attendance is very important)
Career Services & Resources Are you prepared professionally as well as academically? Whether you need help with the final touches on your resume or cover letter, successful interview and networking techniques, or guidance to find the right internship or job, Career Services can help you successfully transition into your chosen career. Already have a job lined up? Stop by and let us know about it! Contact: Sherrie Konkus, Career Services Consultant MC 310 firstname.lastname@example.org (313) 927-1844
Marygrove Alumni Association
The Alumni Association will help you stay in contact with your alma mater and provide continued opportunities for your professional, personal and spiritual growth. Contact: Tiffany Alexander, Interim Director of Alumni Relations /Alumni Annual Giving email@example.com (313) 927-1443
Saturday, May 10 • 11:00 a.m. (Rain or shine) Marygrove College • Outside of Liberal Arts Building Master’s degree candidates who have completed degree requirements for Spring/Summer 2013, Fall 2013, or Winter 2014 semesters are eligible to participate. Tickets are not required. Candidates must arrive at Marygrove College, Madame Cadillac Building no later than 9:30 a.m. (Continental Breakfast 8:00-9:30 a.m. in Madame Cadillac Building). Marshals, identified by green robes, will direct you to the area where you will robe and line-up.
Cap, Gown, Hood and Tassel (Online: www.herffjones.com/college/marygrove) To participate in the academic procession and the Commencement Ceremony, you must: • • • • •
Wear your cap, gown, hood and tassel and professional attire. Master’s Candidates - tassel on the LEFT side. Refrain from wearing large, conspicuous jewelry. Wear comfortable shoes (black), as walking briskly in the procession can be difficult. Leave your personal belongings with one of your guests.
Presentation of Degrees When you assemble for the procession, you will receive a card with your name and degree. During the ceremony, designated readers will be at two podiums on stage. You will follow the Marshals to the podium, hand your name card to the reader, and then proceed to the middle of the stage. If you have an unusual pronunciation to your name, you may write it phonetically on your card and make sure you let them know so your name can be pronounced correctly. You will receive your diploma case and congratulations from the Chairperson of the Board or the Marygrove College President.
Photography A professional photographer will take a picture of each graduate as they receive their diploma. Information on purchasing these photographs will be available at the Commencement Ceremony. Guests may photograph/videotape in designated areas only.
Awarding of Diplomas During the ceremony, you will receive your diploma case. If you have satisfied your financial obligations to the College, your diploma will be mailed to your address of record within 4-6 weeks following the Commencement Ceremony. If you do not receive your diploma within that time frame, please call the Registrar’s Office at (313) 927-1238.
Student Accounts Any graduate with an outstanding balance will be able to participate (walk) in the Commencement Ceremony. All outstanding balances must be paid by Friday, April 18, 2014 or your diploma and official transcripts will be withheld until all outstanding balances are paid. If you have any questions regarding your account, contact the cashier in the Business Office at (313) 927-1227. Questions Please call the Commencement Hotline at (313) 927-1471.
Frequently Asked Questions Q. Where and when is the Commencement Ceremony? A. Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the Marygrove College campus (rain or shine). Master’s degree candidates must arrive no later than 9:30 a.m. for assembly (Continental Breakfast 8:00-9:30 a.m. in Madame Cadillac Building). Q. How many tickets am I allowed for the Commencement Ceremony? A. No tickets are required. Plan to attend with your guests. Q. How long is the Commencement Ceremony? A. Approximately two hours, excluding assembly and departure time. Q. How can I make sure I am graduating? A. • You have completed your coursework. • You have submitted your graduation application to the Registrar’s Office. • You completed all other degree requirements. Q. Will I graduate with honors? A. No. Only students receiving their bachelor’s degrees are considered for honors. Q. What is Exit Loan Counseling? A. Students who have received student loans must participate in an Exit Loan Counseling session. Exit Loan Counseling provides students with important information about student loan repayment, forbearance, forgiveness, default prevention, loan consolidation and other student loan and credit matters. Students who have taken loans to finance their college costs are required to complete an online exit interview at www.StudentLoans.gov. You may contact the Student Service Center (SSC) at (313) 927-1292 with questions. Q. How will I receive my diploma? A. Diplomas are released to graduates who have settled all financial obligations to the College. Diplomas will be mailed to your address of record within 4-6 weeks following the Commencement Ceremony. If you do not receive your diploma within that time frame, please call the Registrar’s Office at (313) 927-1238. Q. If one of my guests or I have a disability that will require additional assistance for the Commencement Ceremony, whom do I contact? A. Office of Disability Support Services (313) 927-1427.
Frequently Asked Questions Q. Can I participate in the Commencement Ceremony with a balance on my student account? A. Yes. Any graduate with an outstanding balance will be able to participate (walk) in the Commencement Ceremony. However, your diploma and transcript will not be released until all prior balances are paid. Q. How can I find out if I have a balance on my account? A. • Through WebAdvisor at: www.marygrove.edu/current students/WebAdvisor • Call the Cashier in the Student Service Center (SSC) at (313) 927-1227 • Visiting the Student Service Center (SSC), Liberal Arts Building, Room 120. Q. How do I stay connected to Marygrove College once I graduate? A. Upon graduating you will automatically become a member of the Marygrove College Alumni Association. Approximately three times a year, you will receive The Tower Times newsletter which includes programs, educational opportunities, professional development and travel opportunities for alumni. To ensure that you receive this newsletter and other important information from Marygrove College, please confirm through WebAdvisor that we have your correct address, phone number and email address. You can make changes to your information by completing a Change of Address form that can be found at www.marygrove.edu/registrar.
For more information visit our website at www.marygrove.edu/alumni or contact the Alumni Relations office at (313) 927-1443.
Q. Whom do I call if I have general questions about Commencement? A. The Commencement Hotline (313) 927-1471. Q. How soon after classes end can I order a transcript reflecting my degree? A. Degrees will be posted to transcripts approximately 30 days after the semester has ended. Transcripts may be ordered through WebAdvisor and will be sent within 5-7 business days. Visit www.marygrove.edu; current students; WebAdvisor. Q. Where will the Commencement Ceremony be held if it rains? A. Marygrove College campus outside of the Liberal Arts Building.
Suggested Lodging Suggested deadline to reserve lodging for Commencement is Monday, April 7. 1.
Courtyard Marriott - Detroit Southfield 27027 Northwestern Highway Southfield, MI 48033 Reservations: (800) 321-2211 http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/dtwsf Local: (248) 358-1222
2. Comfort Inn Dearborn Overlooking Greenfield Village 20061 Michigan Avenue Dearborn, MI 48214 Reservations: (877) 424-6423 Local: (313) 436-9600 3.
Hilton Garden Inn-Downtown Detroit 351 Gratiot Detroit, Michigan 48226 Reservations: (1-877-STAY-HGI) www.detroitdowntown.hgi.com Local: (313) 967-0900
4. Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance 400 Renaissance Center Detroit, MI 48243 Reservations: (800) 352-0831 or www.marriott.com Local: (313) 568-8000 5. The Westin Southfield 1500 Town Center Southfield, MI 48075 Reservations: (800) 937-8461 or www.westinsouthfielddetroit.com Local: (248) 827-4000
Note: Marygrove College will not be held liable for any charges in relation to reservations, room charges, taxes, etc., at any hotel listed above. Reservations and hotel accommodations are voluntary and at the sole discretion of each student and their guest.
2014 Master’s Degree Candidate Complete Your Registration Form at www.marygrove.edu/commencement by Friday, April 25 for the following events: r Graduation Fair • Wednesday, March 12, Noon-7:00 p.m. r MAT Meet and Greet • Fri., May 9, 5:00-7:00 p.m. (MAT Grads & their guests) # of guests ___ r Continental Breakfast • Sat., May 10, 8:00-9:30 a.m.
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r Commencement Ceremony • Sat., May 10, 11:00 a.m. (Please call Academic Events (313) 927-1301 if you are Military Personnel)
# of guests ___
r Master in Social Justice Program Reception • Sat., May 10, 3:00-5:00 p.m.
# of guests ___
r Alumni Induction Dinner • Wed., May 14, 5:00 p.m. • (You +1 guest) (Formal invitation to follow)
To RSVP to all events, go to: marygrove.edu/commencement
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