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DAEMEN COLLEGE Graduation Week 2014


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Senior Class President, Tracey Pamphile 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: (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 Class of 2014 Wine & Cheese Reception 4:30–6:00pm, Wick Center Alumni Lounge Free admission for the Class of 2014, as well as faculty and staff. Thursday, April 17 Doctor of Physical Therapy Graduation Reception 4:00–5:30pm, Alumni Lounge Buffalo Harbor Dinner Cruise open to DPT graduates, family, friends 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. Physical Therapist Exam Preparation Course Tuesday, May 13 5/13/14 and 5/14/14 (full days), Schenck Hall 202 open to DPT graduates Contact: Dorothy Lutgen: (716-839-8345) or Margaret Mazzone: (716-839-8407) Graduation Rehearsal BFA Thesis Exhibit Friday, May 16 11:00 am, Wick Dining Room (All graduating students MUST attend.) Physical Therapist Exam Preparation Course Wednesday, May 14 5/13/14 and 5/14/14 (full days), Schenck Hall 202 open to DPT graduates Contact: Dorothy Lutgen: (716-839-8345) or Margaret Mazzone: (716-839-8407) Baccalaureate Awards Ceremony 7:30pm, Wick Social Room 5:30–7:30pm, Center for Visual & Performing Arts Education Department Appreciation Dinner (by invitation only) Baccalaureate Reception * See enclosed information sheet. 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! 5:30 pm, Wick Center Social Room Contact the Education Office for more information (716-839-8350) Career Services Information Table Caribbean Picnic Lunch 11:30am–1:30pm, Wick Lobby Noon - 1:30pm, Wick North Lawn Thursday, May 15 Commencement at Kleinhans Music Hall Saturday, May 17 1:00pm 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. Live Caribbean music! Free to entire Daemen community (while it lasts). Bad weather location will be in the Wick Center Dining Room. 2:30pm Commencement begins. (The ceremony lasts approximately 2 hours.)


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Class of 2014 Wine & Cheese Reception Thursday, April 17, 2014 4:30–6:00pm, Wick Center Alumni Lounge Graduation is exactly one month away! The Student Activities Office, Career Services, and Alumni Relations invite all members of the Class of 2014 along with Daemen’s faculty and staff for a casual reception to celebrate your final days at Daemen College. In addition to complimentary beverages and hors d'oeuvres, Student Activities will have some final reminders about Graduation Week activities; Career Services will give out Daemen College business card holders and the opportunity to create your own business cards to help your transition into the “real world”; and Alumni Relations will let you know about ways to stay connected to your Daemen family. Also featuring WNY’s musical impresario David Kane at the piano. Free admission. David Kane Wine & Cheese Career Services


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Buffalo Harbor Dinner Cruise Thursday, May 15, 2014 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:


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Baccalaureate Awards Ceremony Friday, May 16, 2014 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 by the President of the College Graduate Address by the Senior Class President Several campus-wide awards presented Students presented awards for their academic achievements Remarks by the Dean of the College Baccalaureate Reception Friday, May 16, 2014 8:30–11:00pm, 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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COMMENCEMENT at Kleinhans Music Hall Saturday, May 17, 2014 1:00pm 1:30pm 2:30pm 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.) 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 to discuss necessary accommodation including wheelchair accessibility to Kleinhans Music Hall. Gis, Flowers, and Alcohol Flowers and presents should be given to graduates aer the Commencement ceremony. The graduates need both hands free when they are on stage (lapel corsages are permissible). Alcohol is not permitted at Commencement. COMMENCEMENT NOTES.... Photos & Portraits Families may photograph graduates from their seats, or at a designated photo area located at front le 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 aer graduation. Website: | Customer Service # 1-800-261-2576 | Email: 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 16 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 le arm with the colored band near the wrist, and the pointed end of the hood laying out, away from the body. Aer 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 le hand side of the mortarboard. Diplomas Diplomas will be available for pick up in the Mary Seaton Room at Kleinhans immediately aer 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 Ceremony and Reception on Friday night, spending the night in the area, so the morning of Commencement is less stressful. (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/ 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.


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If you are planning to participate in the Commencement ceremony on Saturday May 17, 2014 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 aer March 10, 2014. ORDERS MUST BE PLACED BY Monday, MARCH 10, 2014 to guarantee you have your academic attire. Orders are placed by using the link on the Registrar’s page. 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. Please confirm the degree you are earning before you order your attire. Additional hoods or robes needed to correct your order will have additional charges applied. 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 le 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. You need to 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, apricot for Doctor of Nursing Practitioner 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 gis available for purchase. The Balfour/ArtCarved class ring representative will be in the Bookstore mid February 2014. Rings ordered at that time should be shipped before graduation. The Bookstore will be open 8:30 -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 available for purchase before the ceremony. PRICES FOR ACADEMIC ATTIRE PURCHASES FOR COMMENCEMENT 2014 ARE AS FOLLOWS: BACHELORS MASTERS DOCTORATE Complete (gown, hood, cap and tassel) Complete (gown, hood, cap and tassel) Complete (gown, hood, cap and tassel) $72.00 $73.00 $89.00 ORDERING ACADEMIC ATTIRE for Commencement Any questions concerning Commencement attire or announcements should be directed to the Bookstore, 716-839-8245. 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 11, 2014. Graduation Leadership Awards 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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NOTE: Meals in the Dining Hall are not served during Graduation Week. Wick Center Cyber Cafe, however, will be open 8:30am - 5:00pm for cash sales (a la carte dining). GRADUATING STUDENTS (Resident during the 2013-2014 academic year) Graduating students, who resided on campus during the 2013-2014 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 15 through Sunday, May 18, 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 15: 12:00pm - 4:00pm Friday, May 16: 12:00pm - 4:00pm CHECK-OUT TIME: Sunday, May 18 by 10:00 am CAMPUS ACCOMMODATIONS 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 The Marriott Inn 1340 Millersport Hwy. Amherst, NY 14221 (716) 689-6900/(800) 228-9290 The Lord Amherst 5000 Main Street Amherst, NY 14226 (716) 839-2200/(800) 544-2200 Courtyard Marriott 4100 Sheridan Drive Buffalo, NY 14221 (716) 626-2300/(800) 321-2211 bufcy-courtyard-buffalo-amherst/ Residence Inn Buffalo Amherst by Marriott 100 Maple Road Amherst, NY 14226 (866) 460-7456 University Manor Inn 3612 Main Street Amherst, NY 14226 (716) 837-3344 Doubletree by Hilton 10 Flint Road Amherst, NY 14226 (716) 689-4414 Hampton Inn-Williamsville 5455 Main Street Williamsville, NY 14221 (716) 632-0900 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 Comfort Inn University 1 Flint Road Amherst, NY 14226 (716) 688-0811 Holiday Inn 4600 Genesee Street Cheektowaga, NY 14225 (716) 634-6969/(800) 465-4329 Wyndham Garden Hotel (Williamsville) 5195 Main Street Amherst, NY 14221 (716) 276-9600


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Kleinhans Music Hall 3 Symphony Circle Buffalo, NY 14201


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4380 Main Street • Amherst, NY 14226



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