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  • 2019-05-15
  • Meghan Finnerty

8 Things Every Brockport Guest Needs to Know for Commencement Weekend

The College at Brockport community is excited for the 2019 Commencement ceremonies. Check out this list before you head to campus.

The College at Brockport’s campus will be filled with graduates and their guests this weekend for the Graduate and Undergraduate Commencement ceremonies.

Here are eight things you need to know before graduation day:

Be on time

1. Warning for guests attending undergraduate ceremonies (arrival time)

If you have a ticket and arrive late, you won’t be let into the SERC. Entry into the Field House is not permitted after 9:15 am for the morning ceremony and 1:45 pm for the afternoon ceremony. All latecomers will be directed to the overflow viewing location.

Plenty of seating is available for the graduate ceremony.

Leave Early

2. Driving to campus

Guests should prepare for heavy traffic in and around campus, particularly on Saturday. University Police advise commuters to avoid as many traffic lights as possible. Lights on Route 19 and Adams Street may become backed up. University Police say to leave for campus 45 minutes earlier than usual if you’re attending an undergraduate ceremony. They recommend all guests enter campus from Route 31, and turn onto either Commencement Drive or Fourth Section Road to New Campus Drive. Police and parking attendants will be directing traffic controls and parking on campus.

Parking

3. Parking

Parking for the undergraduate ceremonies is available in any lot, except Lot U. Parking for graduate ceremonies is available in Lots V or V-1 (west side of the SERC).

Access

4. Accessibility

There will be limited handicapped parking available in Lot V for cars with official handicap identification. Guests with mobility impairments can be dropped off in the loop outside the SERC main entrance. Ground-level seating will be available for guests with wheelchairs, walkers, or other mobility impairments that are unable to navigate the bleachers. Interpreting services for the Deaf will be provided at the ceremony.

No Balloons

5. Balloons: No. Signs: OK.

Guests can bring signs to the ceremonies. However, balloons will not be permitted inside of the SERC.

Caps

6. Who graduates Saturday morning?

Students included in this ceremony are undergraduates from the School of Education, Health and Human Services.

Majors

Alcohol and Substance Abuse Studies, Athletic Training, Exercise Science, Health Science, Healthcare Administration, Healthcare Studies, Kinesiology, Nursing, Physical Education Teacher Education, Public Health Education, Recreation and Leisure Studies, Social Work, and Sport Management

Students in the morning ceremony need to be at the Tuttle Ice Arena by 8:30 am. Guest entry into the Field House is not permitted after 9:15 am, and all latecomers will be directed to the overflow viewing location.

Caps

7. Who graduates Saturday afternoon?

Students included in this ceremony are undergraduates from the School of Arts and Sciences and School of Business Management.

Majors

Accounting, African and African American Studies, Anthropology, Art, Arts for Children, Biochemistry, Biology, Business Administration, Chemistry, Communication Studies, Computer Information Systems, Computer Science, Criminal Justice, Dance, Earth Science, English, Environmental Science, Finance, French, Geology, History, International Business and Economics, International Studies, Journalism and Broadcasting, Liberal Arts, Marketing, Mathematics, Medical Technology, Meteorology, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Spanish, Theatre, Water Resources, and Women and Gender Studies

Students in the afternoon ceremony need to be at the Tuttle Ice Arena by 1 pm. Guest entry into the Field House is not permitted after 1:45 pm, and all latecomers will be directed to the overflow viewing location.

Find you Graduate

8. Finding your graduate after the ceremony

Set up a meeting spot with your graduate. Therefore, it’s easy to connect after the ceremony. With thousands coming to campus, cell and WiFi reception may be spotty.

New alumni and their guests are welcome to join Brockport faculty and staff for a reception following each ceremony.

The reception for the graduate ceremony takes place from 6:30 to 7:30 pm in the SERC Field House.

There will be two undergraduate receptions:

  • 11 am to noon in Tuttle North gymnasiums 205 and 206
  • 3:30 to 4:30 pm in Tuttle North gymnasiums 205 and 206

Last Updated 5/17/19

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