- GETTING READY
- COMMENCEMENT DAY
- DISTINGUISHED GUESTS
- OTHER CELEBRATIONS
- CONTACT US
Invitations and seating tickets (required) will be available in the GSN Office (S1-853) in April. We will send you an email when tickets are ready to be picked up. You may invite as many guests as you want, but you must provide each guest with a ticket in order that we may provide sufficient seating, food and parking. We are planning to give each graduate the number of tickets and invitations they request. After completing the GSN Commencement Survey, If you find you need additional tickets, please contact Diane Quinn or Sue Young and they will be happy to provide them to you.
If any of your guests use a wheelchair or walker, need a signer, have an assistance dog or need other special consideration, reserved seating for handicapped guests and three companions is available. Please enter the information in the GSN Commencement Survey as soon as possible, and we will do our best to accommodate their needs. Accessible seating will be held until 11:45 a.m., at which time the seats will be released for open seating.
University Cap & Gown has been selected to provide your graduation regalia. All students may order and pay for their regalia online by accessing www.buildagrad.com/umassgsn before Friday, May 1. Please have your Student ID number (found in Peoplesoft) ready when registering for your regalia. The cost for master's graduates is $40.75; for doctoral graduates, $51.00. Regalia will be available for pickup immediately following the annual Alumni Breakfast on Friday, May 29.
Caps and gowns must be returned in the original bag to the Graduate School of Nursing (S1-853), clearly marked with your name, no later than Wednesday, June 3. The hood that will be provided at the ceremony is yours to keep. A GSN staff member will be available in the GSN Office for one hour immediately following the Commencement ceremony to collect regalia.
The GSN Alumni Association is pleased to honor you at their annual Alumni Breakfast on Friday, May 29, at 8 a.m. Outstanding student awards will be presented at this event.
Your class photo will be taken immediately following the Alumni Breakfast on Friday, May 29 (refer to complete Commencement weekend schedule). You must wear your cap and gown for the picture. Information about ordering class pictures will be sent to you from the GSN. The photographer will also take other pictures as requested.
An individual photograph will also be taken of you as you receive your hood during the ceremony. If you wish to purchase a photo, you may order directly from the photographer using this link.
A video recording of the entire Commencement ceremony will be available. If you wish to purchase a copy of the full-length DVD, please use this form.provided here. Amend it to convey all the appropriate personal information.