|Date||Saturday, May 10, 2014|
|Time||Ceremony starts at 3:00 pm. Doors open at 2:00pm, and graduates must arrive no later than 2:00pm.|
|Location||Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, 99 Grove St, San Francisco, CA 94102|
|Keynote Speaker:||University of California President Janet Napolitano|
How long is the ceremony?
About 2 hours. So hopefully the ceremony ends around 5:00pm. There is a light reception immediately following the ceremony on Grove Street.
What time should graduates arrive at the Bill Graham?
Graduates must arrive at 2pm, and no later than 2:15pm. You check in and line up to process into the hall.
What time should my guests arrive?
Doors open at 2pm for general seating. There is no reserved seating. If you requested accommodations for your guests with disabilities, the special seating instructions will be included with your tickets. Guests with special seating passes must arrive at 1:30pm. There is no special seating once general seating begins at 2pm.
Directions, Parking, Lodging: The Bill Graham is located about 2 blocks from UC Hastings campus, so the UC Hastings garage is an option for parking. Public Transportation is also an option. More details are available here.
Will there be a place to leave guests’ strollers, walkers, etc. during the event?
Yes, there will be a “Stroller Check” area at the venue. Strollers, walkers, wheelchairs, etc., that would be in the way during the ceremony may be checked.
Where do I go after the ceremony?
Walk out onto Grove Street for a light reception. Invite your guests to join you!
Will photographs be taken at the ceremony?
Guests will not be allowed close to the stage to take photographs of you. This is simply a traffic control issue as we will have about 5,000 people at this ceremony. Therefore, UC Hastings has contracted with GradImages® who will be photographing all graduates at the graduation ceremony. Visit their website, www.gradimages.com, and click on Pre-Event Email Registration. Enter your name and up to 6 emails of loved ones who would like to share in your accomplishment by viewing and ordering your photos. There is a discount if you register now. By submitting your information early, you can rest assured that photo samples will be quickly and conveniently provided to you and all others registered as soon as they are available after the event.
After graduation, order online at www.gradimages.com or call (800)261-2576. You can feel confident that GradImages will capture your proud moment.
Order Diploma Frames, Announcements, Rings, Etc.
When and where do I pick up my regalia & tickets?
Pick up regalia and tickets from the Shark Tank (former bookstore) Monday-Tuesday, April 28 - 29, 10am – 3pm.
What if I’m not on campus to pick up my cap & gown and tickets?
Write a note or email to a friend or family member authorizing them to pick up your regalia and tickets. Please note that your friend/family will be required to produce your note (either in paper or electronically) when picking up your regalia and tickets.
When will the Honors Luncheon Take Place?
The Honors Luncheon will take place before the Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 10, 12:45-1:45pm, in the LBML. Faculty and Tentative Honors Students only. Unfortunately, we will be unable to accommodate your guests at the luncheon.
When is Hooding?
In lieu of on-stage hooding by UC Hastings faculty volunteers, hooding this year will take place before the Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 10, from 1-1:50pm on the Beach. An email will be sent with more specific details. Graduates are free to invite an alumnus or alumna of their choice, or a family member or friend who has supported them over the last three years, to perform the hooding. Faculty volunteers will also be on hand to perform hoodings at the hooding stations. The pre-Ceremony hooding is voluntary. You are welcome to have a guest take a photo as you get hooded. Graduates may also elect to simply affix their hoods to their academic attire themselves prior to the ceremony.
Alternative -- developed by students and administration -- means shorter ceremony, more flexibility for people to be hooded by friends/loved ones, additional photo opportunities.
Includes important dates and deadlines, office announcements, and Commencement FAQs! Please download your copy of the Grad Guidebook 2014 here.
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2014 Graduate E-Newsletters