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Commencement 2010 The 42nd commencement Friday June 4, 2010 9:30am on the Campus Center Lawn Principal Speaker & Honorary Degree Recipients Principal Speaker Victoria Reggie Kennedy Honorary Degree Recipient George A. Russell, Jr. Honorary Degree Recipient Daisaku Ikeda

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commencement 2010
Commencement 2010

The 42nd commencement

Friday June 4, 2010

9:30am on the Campus Center Lawn

principal speaker honorary degree recipients
Principal Speaker & Honorary Degree Recipients

Principal Speaker Victoria Reggie Kennedy

Honorary Degree Recipient George A. Russell, Jr.

Honorary Degree Recipient Daisaku Ikeda

honors convocations
Honors Convocations

College of Public and Community Service (CPCS)

Friday, May 21 

Ryan Lounge, McCormack Hall, 3rd floor

7pm – 9pm:ceremony for all graduating students, reception following

College of Liberal Arts (CLA)

Wednesday, June 2 

Campus Center Ballroom, 3rd floor (for ceremony, 7-8:30pm)

University Terrace on Campus Center 1st floor (for reception, 8:30-9:30pm)

Graduate Studies (including Education and McCormack)

Thursday, June 3 

Campus Center Ballroom, 3rd floor (for ceremony 3:30-5:30pm)

Student Dining Room, Campus Center 1st floor (for reception 5:30-7pm)

commencement day
Commencement Day

Students arrive to Rink at 8am

Guests start arriving to Lawn at 8:30am

Procession begins at 9:30am

Main ceremony ends approximately 12pm

Individual college ceremonies will take place approximately 30 minutes after the main ceremony concludes. 

st affing
Staffing

During Commencement, we open our doors to parents, guests, and many visitors, often for the first time. 

To ensure that our 2010 graduating class and their families enjoy the best possible Commencement Day experience, we need the support of the UMass Boston community. 

staffing

Staffing

Because the focus on campus that day will be Commencement, all employees are expected to staff the commencement ceremony. 

Essential business offices will be open and minimally staffed.  Other offices should develop a rotating schedule to permit staff to participate in and assist with Commencement activities.

Each staff member is asked to report to check-in at 7am.  A continental breakfast will be served.  At check-in you will receive a name tag and FAQ sheet outlining the day.  This sheet will also be distributed at the rehearsal which takes place a few days prior.  Lunch will be provided for all commencement staff as well.

duties
DUTIES

ADA Accommodations

Faculty Robing and Line-up

Guest Seating/Ticketing

Procession, Main Ceremony & Recession Ushers

Assistance with College Ceremonies

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Staffing

Each staff member is asked to report to check-in at 7am, depending on specific duties (college ceremonies may be later) 

A continental breakfast will be served.  At check-in you will receive a name tag and FAQ sheet outlining the day.  This sheet will also be distributed at the rehearsal which takes place a few days prior.  Lunch will be provided for all commencement staff as well.

All staff who work are eligible for a complementary ticket to the WUMB Music Festival (thanks Pat!)

parking and traffic
Parking and Traffic

Please note that parking for Commencement will be restricted. All faculty and staff (except those with handicapped plates or placards) are to park in University Lot D in order to better accommodate our graduates and their guests.

Traffic will be very heavy on Commencement Day, and we urge you to use public transportation if at all possible.

Ample handi-capped parking will be available in the North Lot, South Lot, and Clark Lot.

food services

Food Services

Clark Center:

8:00 - 9:30  Muffins, Danish, Coffee, Juice, Water

11:30 - 2:00  Hot Dogs, Grab and Go Sandwiches and Sandwiches, Cold Beverages, Snacks

Food Court:

7:30 - 9:30    Hot Breakfast, Baked Goods, Hot and Cold Beverages, Fruit and Yogurt Bar

9:30 - 10:30  Muffins, Danish, Coffee, Juice, Grab and Go Salads and Sandwiches

10:30 - 3:00  Above plus Burger King, Pizza, It's A Wrap and Soup / Salad Bar

Front Lawn:

9:00 - 1:00 Hot Dogs, Grab and Go Sandwiches and Sandwiches, Cold Beverages, Snacks

alumni weekend
Alumni Weekend

State College at Boston, Class of 1960  

Boston State College, Class of 1970

UMass Boston, Class of 1970

Activities will take place at the university campus as well as downtown Boston. 

Friday, June 4:

3:00pm - 5:30pm, State College at Boston ‘60 Boat Cruise, UMass Boston Fox Point Dock.  Arrive at 3pm for early check-in, boat departs at 3:30pm, light refreshments will be served.

6:30pm - 9:00pm, Boston State College ‘70 Boat Cruise, UMass Boston Fox Point Dock.  Arrive at 6:30pm for early check-in, boat departs at 7:00pm, light refreshments will be served.

Saturday, June 5:

10:00am - 3:30pm, State College at Boston & Boston State College Longwood Avenue Campus Tours.  Tour Boston en route to the former Boston State College campus (now the Massachusetts College of Art), and then enjoy a campus tour and reception.  Tour departs from the UMass Boston Campus Center, check in at 10am, tour departs at 10:30am, return to UMass Boston by 3:30pm

6:00pm - 10:00pm, State College at Boston ‘60 Cocktail Reception & Class Dinner, UMass Boston Campus

7:00pm - 11:00pm, Boston State College '70 Class Reception, UMass Boston Campus

6:00pm - 10:00pm, UMass Boston '70 Cocktail Reception & Class Dinner, UMass Boston Campus

Sunday, June 6:

10:00am - 12:30pm, State College at Boston ‘60, Boston State College ‘70 and UMass Boston ’70 Jazz Brunch, Campus Center Alumni Lounge.  Enjoy a buffet brunch with a live jazz performance!

wumb music festival
WUMB Music Festival

Saturday June 5, 6pm – 9pm

Songwriting Contest in Lipke

Sunday June 6, 11am – 6pm

Track, Lipke and Ryan Lounge)