Wednesday, December 11, 2013
5:30 p.m. (rehearsal will conclude prior to 6:30 p.m. exam time)
Wolf Gymnasium, Grumbacher Sport and Fitness Center
Every effort will be made to hold the ceremony asscheduled. If severe inclement weather forces the college to cancel commencement, details will be placed on the college’s home page (www.ycp.edu) and on the weather phone line, 717.815.6789.
Eight tickets will be provided to each graduate when you receive your regalia. General seating preference for parents, relatives, and other guests of graduates will be on a first-come basis to those presenting tickets at the door. Others will be seated as space permits. Graduates will be seated in a reserved section as directed by the marshal (no ticket is needed for graduates). The M & T Field House will open for seating at 9:00 a.m.
A day dedicated to preparing the graduate for the commencement ceremony, will be held on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. in the Bookstore. Please refer to the materials mailed to each candidate for graduation by Jostens.
Nominations for Commencement Speaker
One of the speakers for December commencement will be a member of the York College community (a full time faculty member or administrator) nominated by the graduates. To submit your nomination for a speaker, please send an email to Dean DelliCarpini at firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, October 25.
All graduates and guests will be directed to the parking lots to the west of the Grumbacher Sport and Fitness Center. Please access the parking lots via York College Drive, off Richland Avenue. Handicapped parking is available for vehicles displaying the appropriate license plate or hang tag. Guests using a GPS device should use the following address as your ending location for directions to commencement parking: 899 South Richland Avenue, York, PA 17403.
Concerns or requests for special accommodations for handicapped graduates and/or guests should be directed to Mrs. Cindi Reisinger, President’s Office, 717.815.1221 or email@example.com.
Requests for special accommodations for graduates and/or guests requiring a sign language interpreter should be directed to Mrs. Janet Strickhouser, Campus Operations Office, 717.815.1548 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Robing and Processional
Graduates are to report to Wolf Gym, on the first floor of the Grumbacher Sport and Fitness Center, no later than 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, December 18, 2013.
Refreshments other than clear bottled water are not permitted in the M & T Field House.
Alcoholic beverages are not permitted on campus. Graduates and their guests are to refrain from bringing alcoholic beverages to the Grumbacher Center.
Dress for Commencement should be conservative. Business casual dress is appropriate for graduates and guests.
Information for pre-ordering Academic Regalia (cap, gown, tassel and hood) and email reminders have been sent to all seniors by Jostens and/or the Bookstore. Pre-orders were due by September 27. Distribution of regalia will be at the Grad Finale on Wednesday, November 13, from 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Costs of regalia are: Associates: $25.00, Bachelor’s: $49.00, Master’s: $52.00. If you are unable to attend Grad Finale, or have other questions regarding your academic regalia, please contact Customer Service in the Bookstore at 717.849.1699. Regalia will not be available on commencement day.
Announcements may be purchased at the Grad Finale or in the Bookstore through December 18. Both general and personalized announcements are available. See Jostens’ flier for pricing on personalized announcements. General announcements cost $7.99 per package of 5.
The York College Bookstore will be open 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. on Graduation Day to provide you and your family an opportunity to obtain York College gift items, clothing, flowers, balloons, etc. Snacks for the trip home will also be available.
Flowers will be provided by Lincolnway Flower Shop and may be purchased at the tables located in the lobby of the Grumbacher Center. Prices range from $15.00 to $25.00.
Alpha Chi Honor Society Graduation Medallions
Alpha Chi members who are participating in the December 2013 graduation ceremony are entitled to wear the official AX Honor Medallion with their academic regalia. Medallions are available for purchase in the Academic Dean’s Office (Miller Administration Building, Room 18) on November 13 and December 9-16, 2013, 8:30 a.m.- 5:00 p.m., at a cost of $10.00. Medallions will not be available on commencement day.
Honors as noted in the commencement program are based on all previously completed courses prior to the Fall 2013 semester, and will include grades earned in courses at colleges other than York.
Participating B.A./B.S. academic honors (Summa Cum Laude, Magna Cum Laude and Cum Laude) candidates are recognized with the wearing of Honors Cords. The cords will be included in your pre-ordered regalia package. An announcement regarding academic honors will be made by Dean DelliCarpini when candidates are presented, and honors candidates’ names will be preceded by appropriate asterisks (*) in the program.
On graduation day, a posed photo will be taken of each graduate as you approach the platform, a candid photo as you cross the stage and are greeted by Dr. Gunter-Smith, and a second posed photo as you leave the stage.
Please see the enclosed flier from GradImages™. Graduates are under no obligation to purchase the photos.
Diploma & Transcript
Your semester grade report will be available online as soon as they can be processed. Please examine it carefully and if you have an incomplete grade or an apparent discrepancy take the necessary corrective action immediately. Your diploma will be mailed to you after final verification of all degree requirements has been completed. A copy of your final transcript documenting your graduation will be included with your diploma. Please allow approximately 3-4 weeks for this process.
The Office of Communications will work with an outside organization to alert local media of your graduation. Announcements should appear in your local paper(s) within a few weeks after graduation. If you do not see such an item by that time, please contact Colleen Adamy at 717.815.1456 or email@example.com so that she may follow up.
Each graduate’s hometown, academic major(s) and honors will be listed in the printed program. If you did not list your hometown on your application for graduation, please notify the Records Office so appropriate changes can be made in the program. This needs to be done no later than November 15 in order to meet printing deadlines.