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College Commencement Information and Services

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WHERE TO EAT

Douglass Dining Center in the Frederick Douglass Building
River Campus College Commencement Brunch (tickets available at door)
Sunday, May 18, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Danforth Dining in Susan B. Anthony Hall
River Campus College Commencement Brunch - Advance ticket purchase required
Sunday, May 18, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

*Tickets will go on sale at the end of April*

Please visit urochestetickets.com

The Commons in Wilson Commons
Friday, May 16, 11a.m.-7 p.m.
Saturday, May 17, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Sunday, May 18, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

Starbucks in Wilson Commons
Friday, May 16, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday, May 17, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sunday, May 18, 7 a.m.-3 p.m.

Connections in Rush Rhees Library
Sunday, May 18, 7 a.m.-3.p.m.

Max at the Gallery (located at the Memorial Art Gallery)
Please call (585) 473-6380 for hours and reservations.

 


BOOKSTORES

Frederick Douglass BuildingRiver Campus; (585) 275-4012
Friday, May 16, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 
Saturday, May 17, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sunday, May 18, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Eastman School of Music; (585) 274-1399
Friday, May 16, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 
Saturday, May 17, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 
Sunday, May 18, 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. 

Medical Center; (585) 275-2250
Friday, May 16, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday, May 17, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Sunday, May 18, Closed

MEMORIAL ART GALLERY

Friday, May 16, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 
Saturday, May 17, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 
Sunday, May 18, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Memorial Art Gallery website


SENIOR WEEK TICKETS

Senior Week tickets will go on sale Thursday, May 1st at the Common Market.


ASSISTANCE TO THE DISABLED

College Commencement Ceremony: Limited seating is available in a Reserved Area for guests that require wheelchair access. A drop off area is provided at the Meliora Parking Lot and golf carts will be available to bring guests to the Quad entrance. Students may request up to 3 tickets for this Reserved Area (one wheelchair guest with up to two accompanying guests) by contacting the Conference and Events Office at (585) 275-4111 or by sending an e-mail(The deadline to request tickets in the wheelchair access area is Friday, April 5.)

Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre Commencement Ceremonies: Handicapped seating is available in the theatre, ushers will be on hand to direct people to the designated seating areas.


PARKING

Parking for the Doctoral Degree Commencement and the Warner School Commencement: Parking for the Saturday Commencement for the Doctoral Degrees and the Warner School will be available for a fee in the East End Garage on East Main Street between Swan and Scio streets, or in the Allpro Parking Lot on the corner of Gibbs and East Main streets.

Parking for Eastman Theatre Diploma Ceremonies: Parking for the Sunday Eastman Theatre Diploma ceremonies will be available for a fee in the East End Garage on East Main Street between Swan and Scio streets or in the Allpro Parking Lot on the corner of Gibbs and East Main streets.

Parking for the College Commencement: Free parking will be available Friday and Saturday in all River Campus lots. Parking on Sunday will be in Park Lot, Intercampus Drive Lot, and Crittenden Lot 1. Continuous shuttle service will be provided for all guests parking in these lots. Parking staff will be available in all lots to assist.

Guests who need more assistance because of physical limitations or disabilities may be dropped off at the Meliora Lot with golf cart service to the Eastman Quadrangle. Golf cart service is provided as a convenience to all guests on a first come, first served basis. Handicapped parking will be available in the Library Lot for vehicles with an authorized handicapped parking permit.


SHUTTLE SERVICE

Free Bus Service Sunday, May 18: Continuous service between the Eastman Theatre, Eastman Student Living Center, and the River Campus (Library Road entrance, Rush Rhees Library). Buses will run continuously from 7:15 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Continuous service between Helen Wood Hall, Goler House, Southside/University Park and Whipple Park, Medical Center, Sarah Flaum Atrium, Park Lot, and the River Campus (Library Road entrance, Rush Rhees Library). Buses will run continuously from 7:15 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Continuous service for graduates residing in the Riverview Apartments to campus ceremonies from 7 a.m. to noon

Commencement Participants should board a bus no later than 7:55 a.m. to be on time for robing and assembly for the academic procession.

Buses will be scheduled to return to the Eastman School immediately following the College Commencement ceremony.

Please use the link below to view real-time maps and arrival predictions.

http://rochester.transloc.com/


LIVE BROADCASTS

A number of locations around the River Campus will broadcast the College Commencement Ceremony in real time. Locations include, 101 Dewey Hall, Hoyt Auditorium, Hubbell Auditorium, the IT Center in Rush Rhees, Starbucks Lounge, Rettner Hall, and the first floor of Wilson Commons (adjacent to rooms 121 and 122).


INFORMATION CENTERS

Before Graduation Weekend
University Conference and Events Office, 575 Mt. Hope Ave., University of Rochester, P.O. Box 270041, Rochester, NY 14620; Phone: (585) 275-4111 University Registrar, 312 Lattimore Hall, University of Rochester, P.O. Box 270038, Rochester, NY 14627-0038; Phone: (585) 275-8131

On Graduation Weekend
Common Connection Information Center, 201 Wilson Commons; Phone (585) 275-5911; Saturday, May 17, 12 p.m.-10 p.m.; Sunday, May 18, 9 a.m.-10 p.m.


EMERGENCIES

Call University Security (24 hours) by dialing "13" from University phones, or use any of the direct-line Blue Light Emergency Phones, or call (585) 275-3333.


WHERE TO STAY

 


YEARBOOK & FLOWER SALE

Yearbooks and flowers will be available for purchase on Hoyt Plaza prior to the morning Commencement ceremony.


Please feel free to contact the Commencement Office by phone at (585) 275-4111 or click here to send an e-mail.