Date, Time, Location of Ceremony Maps & Parking Information Lodging
DATES, TIMES, & LOCATIONS
Friday, May 3, 2013
Ave Maria Oratory
All graduates, their families and guests are welcome to attend.
Graduates are to meet in the Academic Building, 1st floor at 4:30 PM for robing and to form the processional line. No particular order will be observed for the procession and seating. Ushers and staff will be on hand to assist with any last-minute cap and gown issues. It is recommended that you do not bring valuables with you.
Families and guests can take their place in the Oratory.
Friday, May 3, 2013
Bob Thomas Student Union
This event requires advanced reservations and tickets.
The graduation dinner is open to all graduating seniors, their families and guests, and to all faculty members. Dinner will be served free of charge to graduating seniors. Families and guests are asked to make reservations and purchase tickets at the following rates:
• Adults $25.00
• Children 6 to 15 Years Old $15.00
• 5 and under free
A letter will be sent to parents, including reservation form. Reservations will be accepted until April 29th.
Complete reservation form and send along with a check to:
Ave Maria University
5050 Ave Maria Blvd.
Ave Maria, FL 34142
A ticket envelope under your family name will be available for pick up at the bookstore after May 2nd.
Cash bar of wine and beer will also be available.
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Golisano Field House
All graduates, their families and guests are welcome to attend. Academic regalia is required for this event.
Graduates, faculty and stage party are to meet in the Golisano Field House at 9:15 AM for robing and to form the processional line. Graduates will line up alphabetically, undergraduates first, followed by M.A. and doctoral candidates last. Ushers and staff will be on hand to assist with any last-minute cap and gown issues. It is recommended that you do not bring valuables with you.
All candidates will be led to their assigned seats by aisle marshals. Faculty will be seated on the stage.
Families and guests can take their place in the gymnasium.
Honorary Degrees and Commencement Speakers
GradImages® is the official photographer for our Commencement. Proofs will be sent to your home and via email within three to five days after graduation. Pictures can be ordered online, by phone or by mail. GradImages® can be contacted at 800-628-4509 or via email at www.gradimages.com.
Registering with GradImages® provides them with the information they need to deliver your graduation proofs to you in a timely manner. Giving them an accurate mailing address and email address will allow them to get your proofs to you on the first try. You may also provide them with email addresses of up to six friends and family members to allow them to celebrate in the accomplishment.
Please remind your son or daughter to stop by the Office of the Dean of Faculty to complete the GradImages® Address Card.
Cap and Gown Information
Academic regalia (cab, gown and tassel) as well as graduation announcements can be purchases via the Herff Jones website (https://collegegrad.herffjones.com/). Scroll down and select "Ave Maria University" and follow the instructions. ORDER DEADLINE IS MARCH 16th, 2013.