Graduation Week 2013

 

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Congratulations Graduating Students! You've made a long journey, and now it's time to celebrate! See the complete schedule of GRADUATION WEEK EVENTS at http://daemen.edu/graduationinfo/, and order your tickets here for several of the presale events.

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senior class president alyssa hanlon two important things you should have done 1 submitted an application for degree with the registrar s office 2 ordered your cap and gown from the bookstore if either of these things have not been attended to go immediately to this website link for further instruction www.daemen.edu/offices/registrar see the link for graduation information also please don t hesitate to call the student affairs office with any questions that you may have 716 839-8332 we are always happy to assist you.

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events schedule friday may 10 wine beer tasting social 4:30 6:30pm wick cyber cafe admission must be 21 or older $5 for students $10 for alumni faculty staff and others complimentary commemorative beer mug or wine glass for all who attend while supplies last so come early buffalo harbor dinner cruise buses leave wick center at 5:45pm bring photo id tickets distributed at bus we ve chartered a boat for a private party as we cruise buffalo s waterfront see enclosed information sheet friday may 17 graduation rehearsal 11:00am wick dining room all graduating students must attend tuesday may 14 physical therapist exam preparation course 5/14/12 and 5/15/12 full days schenck hall 202 open to dpt graduates contact dorothy lutgen dlutgen@daemen.edu 716-839-8345 or margaret mazzone mmazzone@daemen.edu 716-839-8407 bfa final art exhibit 5:30 7:30 pm center for visual performing arts baccalaureate awards ceremony 7:30pm wick social room see enclosed information sheet wednesday may 15 physical therapist exam preparation course 5/14/12 and 5/15/12 full days schenck hall 202 open to dpt graduates contact dorothy lutgen dlutgen@daemen.edu 716-839-8345 or margaret mazzone mmazzone@daemen.edu 716-839-8407 baccalaureate reception 8:30 11:00 pm wick dining room · live music complimentary hors d oeuvres and refreshments served · this dress-up affair is always a highlight of graduation week education department appreciation dinner by invitation only 5:30pm wick center social room contact the education office for more information 716-839-8350 saturday may 18 graduation brunch 10:30am 12:30 pm wick dining room see enclosed information sheet thursday may 16 campus picnic lunch noon 1:30pm wick north lawn live music free to entire daemen community while it lasts bad weather location will be in the wick center dining room commencement at kleinhans music hall 1:00pm 1:30pm outside doors open to kleinhans lobby graduates and families begin to arrive line-up begins graduates need to be in the mary seaton room of kleinhans doors open to kleinhans auditorium for general seating commencement begins the ceremony lasts approximately 2 hours doctor of physical therapy graduation reception 4:00-5:30pm alumni lounge open to dpt graduates family friends 2:30pm

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event details buffalo harbor dinner cruise thursday may 16 2013 buses leave daemen at 5:45pm ship leaves dock at 7:00pm we ll be enjoying the hearty captain s buffet on this three hour cruise along buffalo s waterfront ticket price includes the boarding pass buffet dinner complimentary beer wine and soda along with a professional dj playing your favorite tunes to dance the night away notes · tickets are $25 each limit of 2 tickets per graduate prepaid reservations only · tickets are distributed just prior to boarding of the buses at wick center bring your photo id to receive an over-21 wristband · dress for comfort and warmth it s cooler on the lake bring a sweater or light jacket as the boat has open sides and the trip runs rain or shine · all sales are final no refunds seating is limited get your tickets early to make your reservation go to daemengraduationweek.eventbrite.com

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baccalaureate awards ceremony friday may 17 2013 7:30pm wick center social room graduating students their families and members of the college community invited the word baccalaureate is steeped in academic tradition some historians date it back to the eighth century originally known as a spiritual observance of accomplishment the baccalaureate has come to be recognized as an event that celebrates achievement aspiration and the completion of undergraduate and graduate careers at daemen we take this time to celebrate academic traditions and perspectives honoring excellence and achievement well-earned and to congratulate our students who represent excellence in each department this is a dress-up affair though not academic attire program opening remarks presented by the president of daemen college graduate address by the senior class president students presented awards for their academic achievements several campus-wide awards presented closing remarks by the dean of the college baccalaureate reception friday may 17 2013 8:30pm 11:00pm wick center dining room all graduating students and their families are invited to attend this pre-commencement celebration · live music and dancing hors d oeuvres desserts and light beverages · compliments of the student association and senior class · let the party begin!

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graduation brunch saturday may 18 2013 10:30am 12:30 pm wick center dining room this brunch will enable you to spend a leisurely morning and have plenty of time to get to kleinhans music hall for the commencement ceremony brunch tickets are by prepaid reservation only cost $14.50 for ages 13-adult including daemen students $7.25 for ages 5-12 free for children under 5 to reserve your brunch space go to daemengraduationweek.eventbrite.com commencement at kleinhans music hall saturday may 18 2013 1:00 pm outside doors open to kleinhans lobby graduates and families begin to arrive 1:30pm line-up begins graduates need to be in the mary seaton room of kleinhans doors open to kleinhans auditorium for general seating 2:30pm commencement begins the ceremony lasts approximately 2 hours a note to families daemen college takes pride in graduating its students in a ceremony of great dignity and splendor it is a way of acknowledging the seriousness and magnitude of the accomplishments of each of our graduates the college shares this pride with its graduates and their families as we each play a role in making this a special day for each graduate the graduation ceremony is approximately two hours long all graduates and guests are asked to stay for the duration of the event daemen college continues to grow and once again we will have a large graduating class this year each graduate is asked to limit their invitations to a maximum of 6 guests at the graduation ceremony limiting the number of guests is necessary to ensure a seat for each graduate s guest and that we are in compliance with the maximum capacity safety requirements for the building listed here is some information about the ceremony that will allow families to help make things run smoothly each graduate will be given six graduation invitations compliments of the bookstore these are for your use to announce the big day and for you to invite your family and friends to help you celebrate these are not tickets to the ceremony tickets are not issued to commencement

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guests with special needs we are happy to assist your guests with special-needs seating we can reserve a maximum of 6 seats for your guests please contact us in advance either by phone 716-839-8253 or by email events@daemen.edu to discuss necessary accommodation including wheelchair accessibility to kleinhans music hall gifts flowers and alcohol flowers and presents should be given to graduates after the commencement ceremony the graduates need both hands free when they are on stage lapel corsages are permissible alcohol is not permitted at commencement photos portraits families may photograph graduates from their seats or at a designated photo area located at front left of the auditorium as you face the stage no one will be permitted in the aisles or areas near the stage grad images/gradtrak will be taking several photos of each graduate at commencement these photos will be made available for purchase to graduates and families several weeks after graduation website www.gradimages.com customer service 1-800-261-2576 customer service email service@gradimages.com graduation attire academic attire is required to be worn by all processing graduates at the commencement ceremony graduates need to pick up and pay for their graduation attire in the daemen college bookstore prior to graduation if you have not already ordered your attire through the bookstore please contact them promptly at 716 839-8245 see additional information in this brochure rehearsal graduation rehearsal on friday may 17 is mandatory for all graduating students you do not need academic attire for rehearsal it starts promptly at 11:00 am in wick center dining room at daemen college mortarboard caps women may wish to pin their caps to their heads using hair pins so they do not fall off when marching into kleinhans music hall or while crossing the stage men will be required to remove their caps during the playing of the national anthems and during the invocation carrying the hood the hood is carried on the left arm with the colored band near the wrist and the pointed end of the hood laying out away from the body after accepting the diploma cover from the president and shaking his hand you will transfer the cover to your right hand and present your hood to the person who will place it over your head moving your tassel near the end of the ceremony the dean of the college will direct all the graduates to move their tassels from the right to the left hand side of the mortarboard diplomas diplomas will be available for pick up in the mary seaton room at kleinhans immediately after the commencement ceremony to all may graduates who filed an application for degree form by february 1 diplomas that are not picked up will be mailed to the address the student indicated on his/her application for degree form canadian grads congratulations you persevered border crossings and many nights in hotels and motels to finally get your degree as you make plans to celebrate with us please consider coming early on friday for rehearsal staying for the baccalaureate reception festivities on friday night spending the night in the area attending the graduation morning champagne brunch and then leisurely making your way to commencement canadian graduates in past years have had problems easily making it across the border during victoria day holiday and have indicated they wish they had come the day before as we recommend us/canada bridge info 1-800-715-6722 or http apps/cbp.gov/bwt tip check border wait times at the various border locations on-line don t be late commencement begins at precisely 2:30pm you need to be in the mary seaton room of kleinhans no later than 1:30pm graduates arriving late will be removed from the line-of-march.

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ordering academic attire for commencement if you are planning to participate in the commencement ceremony on saturday may 18 2013 at kleinhans music hall and even if you are not sure at this time if you will be able to participate it is very important that you place an order for attire a cap and gown are required to be worn by all participants you will not be charged if you cancel an order however you may be charged a $5.00 late fee if you order after march 1 2013 orders must be placed by friday march 1st 2013 in the bookstore so that you will be guaranteed to have your academic attire orders may be placed by using the link on the registrar s page by phone or in person payment is made when you pick up your package before commencement in may you will be notified by general email announcement when the gowns start to arrive in late april ­ may caps are elasticized and one-size-fits all the mortarboard is traditionally worn in the horizontal position not perched vertically on the back of one s head the tassel is worn over the right side of the hat before the degree is conferred and moved to the left during the ceremony gowns are to be eight to ten inches from the floor while wearing shoes please note this when you are placing your order we will add inches to your height if necessary to ensure the correct length the hood is carried over your arm until you have walked across the stage at commencement explicit instructions will be given to you at rehearsal the colors inside the hood are blue and white to represent the college the velvet trim on the hood signifies the degree gold for the sciences white for the liberal arts dark brown for the fine arts and teal for doctor of physical therapy if you are getting a dual degree the science degree takes precedence over the liberal arts or fine arts degree the bookstore has a selection of diploma frames and other gifts available for purchase the balfour/artcarved class ring representative will be in the bookstore mid february 2013 rings ordered at that time should be shipped before graduation the bookstore will be open 8-11am the morning of commencement for the last minute purchases bookstore staff will be present as well at kleinhans with a small selection of flowers and gifts available for purchase before the ceremony prices for academic attire purchases for 2013 are as follows bachelors masters doctorate complete gown hood cap tassel complete gown hood cap tassel complete gown hood cap tassel $69.00 $72.00 $86.00 any questions concerning commencement attire or announcements should be directed to the bookstore 716 839-8245 graduation leadership awards each year at daemen college s commencement ceremonies several awards are conferred to selected seniors who have distinguished themselves within the college community as students with demonstrated leadership the president s office the student association and the alumni relations office each solicit nominations from members of the college community for graduating undergraduate students to be considered as candidates for these unique leadership awards nominations should also include appropriate supporting material on the candidate for review by the committees of these respective awards to nominate a graduating undergraduate student for an award go to the link for the on-line nomination form at the daemen college website the deadline for nominations is april 23 2013 president s award conferred by the office of the president a leadership award that particularly recognizes an undergraduate student who has exhibited extraordinary dedication care and concern for their fellow students mary angela canavan award conferred by the student association a leadership award that particularly recognizes an undergraduate student who has made significant contributions to the betterment of student life at the college alumni senior award conferred by the daemen college alumni association a leadership award that particularly recognizes an undergraduate student who has demonstrated exceptional dedication to the larger community.

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campus accommodations note meals in the dining hall are not served during graduation week wick center cyber cafe however will be open 8:30 am 5:00pm for cash sales a la carte dining graduating students resident during the 2012-2013 academic year graduating students who resided on campus during the 2012-2013 academic year may stay on campus free-of-charge yes current resident students must make reservations for accommodations if they are planning to stay in the residence halls contact the residence life office at 716 839-8200 to make your reservations graduating students non-resident graduating students can stay on campus for only $10 per night beginning thursday may 16 through sunday may 19 checkout by 10:00am students will need to bring their own pillows blankets towels sheets and personal items contact residence life office at 716 839-8200 to make your reservations guests graduating students are permitted to share a room with a guest one guest per student guest rate is $15 per night check-in times check-in at the residence life office in wick center 2nd floor thursday may 16 12:00pm 4:00pm friday may 17 12:00pm 4:00pm check-out time sunday may 19 by 10:00 am local hotels listed here are a number of local hotels at which families may wish to stay homewood suites amherst 1138 millersport hwy amherst ny 14221 716 833-2277 homewoodsuitesamherst.com the marriott inn 1340 millersport hwy amherst ny 14221 716 689-6900 800 228-9290 marriott.com the lord amherst 5000 main street amherst ny 14226 716 839-2200 800 544-2200 lordamherst.com courtyard marriott 4100 sheridan drive buffalo ny 14221 716 626-2300 800 321-2211 university manor inn 3612 main street amherst ny 14226 716 837-3344 universitymanorinn.com doubletree by hilton 10 flint road amherst ny 14226 716 689-4414 doubletree3.hilton.com hampton inn-williamsville 5455 main street williamsville ny 14221 716 894-0900 800 426-7866 buffalowilliamsville.hamptoninn.com hampton inn-buffalo airport/galleria 1745 walden avenue buffalo ny 14225 716 894-8000 800 426-7866 red roof inn 42 flint road amherst ny 14226 716 689-7474 redroof.com comfort inn university 1 flint road amherst ny 14226 716 688-0811 comfortinnuniversity.com holiday inn 4600 genesee street cheektowaga ny 14225 716 634-6969 800 465-4329 holidayinn.com

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grand island new york ig h h w ay map to kleinhans music hall and the buffalo area n key to buffalo new york daemen college tonawanda creek the erie canal mill ers por t to niagara falls and canada i-290 youngmann expressway suny at buffalo amherst campus sheridan drive 20 daemen college i-290 m niagara falls boulevard y-5 re ave delawa i-190 thruway extension tn ee tr ns ai ny -5 niagara river et 18 delaware park ai n 19 st re suny at buffalo main street campus i-90 nys thruway 1 scajaquada expressway ny-198 m buffalo niagara international airport 8 -19 ny fort erie canada buffalo state 17 college kensington expressway ny-33 ny-33 16 13 no rt h st 12 ex er ave rt po 14 be st st 21 walden ave i-90 nys thruway 2 pr es sw ay harlem road bailey avenue route 3 7 5 i-190 thruway extension 1 buffalo niagara international airport 2 amtrak terminal 3 ralph wilson stadium nfl football 4 hsbc arena nhl hockey 5 naval park 6 bus terminal 7 erie basin marina 8 erie county library 9 buffalo convention center 10 theatre district 11 fort erie 12 peace bridge to canada 13 kleinhans music hall daemen college commencement 14 allentown/delaware historic area 15 dunn tire park baseball 16 museum of science 17 albright-knox art gallery 18 historical society museum 19 buffalo zoo 20 northtown plaza 21 walden galleria 11 lake erie 3 10 ny-3 9 8 15 4 6 kleinhans music hall kleinhans music hall 71 symphony circle 3 symphony circle buffalo ny 14201 buffalo ny 14201 to go from daemen college to kleinhans music hall allow 30 minutes driving time 3 american shore beaches sk buffalo river ay yw -5 ny to ski areas i-90 pennsylvania nys thruway

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don t forget you need to order your graduation week event tickets online for wine beer tasting social buffalo harbor dinner cruise graduation brunch order now daemengraduationweek.eventbrite.com note several other graduation week events are free and do not require a reservation reservation form

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