This Week at Molloy

Commencement Week Ceremonies and Activities

Wednesday, May 18: GRADUATE DINNER AND CLASS NIGHT

Tenth Annual Graduate Class Night Dinner 6 p.m. in the Reception Room. Research Achievement Awards are presented at the Graduate Class Night Dinner.  Please join us in congratulating this year's recipients: Brian Cogan, Associate Professor, Communications Department and Jeffry Massey, Professor, English Department
Graduate Class Night Ceremony

8 p.m. in Quealy Hall Faculty lineup is at 7:30 p.m. in Wilbur Lobby. Administrators, staff and adjunct faculty are welcome to attend Commencement week events.  If you plan to march in the processions, you must already have academic attire. Administrators and staff will march at the end of the procession with alumni.  Each group will march behind their banner.  Adjunct faculty, please process in with your division. 

Thursday, May 19: TWO UNDERGRADUATE CLASS NIGHT CEREMONIES

Administrators, staff and adjunct faculty are welcome to attend Commencement week events.  If you plan to march in the processions, you must already have academic attire. Administrators and staff will march at the end of the procession with alumni.  Each group will march behind their banner.  Adjunct faculty, please process in with your division. 

Undergraduate Class Night: Session 1  Faculty Lineup is at 4:30 p.m. in Wilbur Lobby.  5 p.m. in Quealy Hall. Divisions of Education, Humanities, and Natural Sciences. Session 2  Faculty Lineup is at 7:30 p.m. in Wilbur Lobby at 8 p.m. in Quealy Hall. Divisions of Nursing, Social Sciences, Business and Respiratory Care students in the Allied Health Department

Friday, May 20: COMMENCEMENT LITURGY

10:30 a.m. at St. Agnes Cathedral  Faculty Lineup is at 10:00 a.m. in the Parish Center. Administrators, staff and adjunct faculty who have academic attire are welcome to process in with the faculty.  All others are also welcome to come and be seated with friends and family in the Church. Seating in the audience does not require academic attire.   Please check with your supervisor to assure adequate coverage for offices, since the College will remain open on Friday, May 20. Shuttle service will be provided.  If you plan to drive, you may park in the parking lot in front of St. Agnes Cathedral if you arrive prior to 10:15 a.m.  After 10:15 a.m., you may park in the school parking lot adjacent to St. Agnes Elementary School on Clinton Avenue.  YOU WILL NOT HAVE ACCESS TO THE ST. AGNES PARKING LOT BEFORE 10:15 a.m.  Please note that Clinton Avenue is directly off Hempstead Avenue just before you reach North Village Ave.

WELCOME RECEPTION: Molloy College and the Alumni Association will host a Welcome Reception in the St. Agnes Parish Center immediately following the Commencement Mass.  All those attending the Mass are invited to attend.  No RSVP is required.

Saturday, May 21: COMMENCEMENT

Please allow extra time to travel to Jones Beach and arrive by 10 a.m. for the Faculty, Administrator and Staff Lineup. 11 a.m. Ceremony Faculty, Administrator and Staff process into the Jones Beach Theater at 10:30 a.m. A parking pass is NOT required to park at Nikon at Jones Beach Theater and there is no fee for parking.  Faculty, staff, administrators and platform group will park in Field 5A only which is the Theater lot. As you enter the parking lot, bypass the toll booths. If you park in the wrong field, you may have to pay a fee. Shuttle bus service will be provided from Molloy College to Nikon at Jones Beach Theater. See RSVP form for additional information and to RSVP.

2016 Commencement Ceremony (All you need to know about commencement and Jones Beach is here)

The Ceremony is outdoors at Nikon at Jones Beach Theater. Please change into Academic Attire and leave your personal items in the trunk of your car.  There is no place in the tent to leave personal items. Water will be provided in the tent for you to carry as you process into the theater.

Please remember we will be at the beach!

If it's a nice day...                                                      If it's not...

Remember sunscreen                                                Bring an umbrella

Bring sunglasses                                                        Plastic ponchos with hoods will distributed in the tent

Because of how the theater seating is arranged, faculty will not be able to follow our usual tradition of marching in behind the Division banners and ending with the faculty honor guard at the conclusion of the ceremony.  Faculty will process in and sit with colleagues in no particular order. These traditions will be resumed when we move back to the Coliseum for Commencement.

Administrators, staff and adjunct faculty who have academic attire are welcome to join the faculty in processing into the theater. As noted above, we will process in and sit with colleagues in no particular order.

As in past years, I will provide a commentary as the students and faculty are processing into the theater. The Division, Administrative, Staff and Alumni Banners will be pre-set on the stage along with the College Mission Banners. As part of this narrative, I will mention the various divisions and note the banners positioned on the stage.

However, both undergraduate and graduate students will still lineup by divisions.  They will be seated by divisions and come to the stage as they have in past years by their divisions. This allows students to be seated with others in their division and makes it easier for the audience in the stands to locate students from various majors.

As you will see on the next attachment that includes pictures of the venue, faculty, administrators, staff and alumni will follow the students into the theater and down the center aisle toward the stage in two lines.  When you reach the stage, those on the right will process to the right and those on the left will process to the left and be directed back up the aisle on either side of the students towards the seats directly behind the students.  Office of Academic Affairs and Student Affairs staff members will be positioned to direct you to your seat.

Some may wish to be pre-seated prior to the ceremony since those processing in have to walk some distance from the tent to the theater over uneven terrain and down a slight incline towards the stage and then up an incline towards the faculty seating area.  If you wish to be discreetly pre-seated, please contact Linda Lopez at office-of-academic-affairs@molloy.edu or on extension 3010.  Linda will meet you in the tent area and bring you to the faculty seating area prior to the start of the ceremony.

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