Commencement Weekend is Almost Here!
Get ready! The Class of 2013 Commencement will be held on Saturday, June 15, 2013, at the Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center located in National Harbor, Md. Graduates from the Aug. 15, 2012; Nov. 15, 2012; Feb. 15, 2013; and May 15, 2013, conferrals are eligible to attend the ceremonies. We will host a graduation ceremony for master's degree candidates at 10:30 a.m. and an undergraduate ceremony for associate and bachelor's degree candidates at 2:30 p.m.
As a precursor to the ceremonies, the university will also host several events on Friday, June 14, 2013, to engage graduates and alumni.
|8:00 a.m.||Crescent Ridge Adult Health Care Center||Class of 2013 and their guests, staff, and faculty||Join us for our third annual commencement service event, where we will provide landscaping and bus detailing, and play bingo with center participants.|
|9:00 a.m.||Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center||Class of 2013 and their guests, staff, and faculty||Due to overwhelming response, the university will host an additional service event. We have partnered with Stop Hunger Now and attendees will assist in assembling 10,000 food packages to send to those in need all over the world.|
|Determined by chapter leadership||Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center||University-recognized student and alumni organization members*||Chapter meetings, planned and organized by chapter leadership, will serve as an opportunity for members to interact with each other. Some organizations have arranged for national organization attendance, speaker events, or chapter meetings.|
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
|Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center||All students and alumni||The Office of Career Services will be hosting our inaugural Career Week 2013 where alumni and students will have the opportunity to attend in-person career coaching sessions, industry panel discussions, and meet employers interested in hiring our graduates at an in-person career fair!|
|4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.||Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center||Class of 2013 graduates only||The New Alumni Meeting will teach you what it means to be an AMU and APU alumnus and university representatives will present information on all available alumni benefits and services.|
|6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.||Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center||Class of 2013 graduates, a guest, alumni, faculty, staff, and university ambassadors||Welcome Reception, where hors d’oeuvres and cocktails will be served. There will also be a fun photo booth to create lasting memories and contests where graduates can win big!|
*Organization members are encouraged to reach out to their chapter leadership or The Office of Student and Alumni Affairs for details regarding their chapter’s plans during this time.
For more details or to begin planning your trip, please visit our Commencement website or log into The Quad and join our Commencement 2013 interest group. If you have questions about commencement or are an alumni or future graduate and would like more information on attending commencement, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contributed by Tracee Figueiredo
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