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Commencement

Medaille College Commencement Ceremony - May 12, 2022 at Kleinhans Music Hall

Medaille College Commencement will be held on
Thursday, May 12, 2022  |  4 p.m.
at Kleinhans Music Hall, Buffalo, NY

Commencement Livestream
The 2022 Commencement ceremony will be live-streamed on this webpage. Use the above link to view, at the time of the event.

About the Ceremony

Tickets

 

The Commencement Ceremony

Medaille College's annual commencement ceremony is a time for celebration and recognition of accomplishment. It is held in May of each year.

Students who graduated within the past year are eligible to participate. Also, students who are within six credits of degree completion and who have applied for August conferral are eligible to participate. Students must have an active graduation application to participate. All students who intend to participate in their graduation ceremony must wear the appropriate academic regalia.

 

Tickets

Ticket orders can be placed by graduating students only through Eventbrite, which will be available April 19 - May 11. There will not be a charge for ordering guest tickets.

Students who applied for graduation will receive an email invitation from Medaille College to allow the applicant to order tickets. Please note, this invitation will be sent to Medaille email accounts only.

Tickets are required for all guests attending the ceremony and will be scanned for verification prior to entry at Kleinhans. No admission ticket is required for graduates. 

At this time, we are limiting the tickets to four (4) guests per student, due to capacity at Kleinhans. Additional tickets may be requested and will be reviewed after all tickets have been ordered. We will need to determine the amount of tickets that are available.There is no guarantee that we will be any extra tickets. You will be notified if you can order extra tickets. 

 

Need more information about graduation?

Please contact the commencement team at commencement@medaille.edu.

 

Apply to Graduate

Graduation Application Deadline: March 1, 2022

The Office of the Registrar is responsible for reviewing and conferring degrees and for printing diplomas. All students must apply for graduation through Medaille360. Failure to do so by the published deadline could result in a delay of diploma and/or graduation conferral date.

Graduation application instructions

If you do not apply, we will not know you are ready to graduate and will not review your program or confer your degree.

 

Certificate Students
Students applying for a certificate will follow the same process of applying for graduation as degree-seeking students. The fee for applying for a certificate is $10.

Certificate application instructions

 

Diplomas

Diplomas are mailed, approximately four to six weeks after each conferral date, to the address indicated on each student's graduation application. If your address changes between the time you apply for graduation and when your degree is conferred, please contact the Office of the Registrar immediately, so your diploma is mailed to the right address.

Diplomas are mailed once all financial, academic and student affairs holds are resolved.

Should your diploma arrive damaged, please email the commencement team at commencement@medaille.edu.

If you have lost your diploma, you may order a replacement. Medaille College does not issue "extra" diplomas; we only issue a replacement if your diploma is lost, damaged or stolen. Please use the diploma reorder form to request a replacement.

Commencement Checklist, Regalia, Documents & FAQ


 

Commencement Checklist

 

Prior to the Ceremony

  • Apply for graduation through Medaille360 no later than March 1, 2022.
  • Visit medaille.edu/commencement for pertinent information about the ceremony.
  • Order academic regalia (cap, gown, hood). 
    See Regalia Order and Pick-up Information for instructions and dates.
  • Access email invitation for ordering tickets.
  • Order tickets.
  • Save your ticket on your mobile device and send guests their tickets.
  • Read through the Commencement FAQs, the Preliminary Agenda for your ceremony, and any other information in the commencement packet, located on commencement webpage.
  • If special accommodations are needed, submit the Additional Accommodations form.

 

The Day of the Ceremony

  • Students are to arrive at Kleinhans one hour prior to the start of the ceremony.  Doors open at Kleinhans for students and guests at 3pm.
  • Bring your academic regalia (attire) with you to Kleinhans (if already received).
  • Pick-up your academic regalia (attire) at the College Store table, located at Kleinhans (if you have not already received it).
  • Proceed to the Mary Seaton Room and locate your degree group.
  • Obtain your name card from your Group Leader.
  • Receiving an academic award (this will be on your name card): check with your Group Leader for additional information.
  • Receiving Latin Honors: pick up your honors cord at the Information Table in the Mary Seaton Room.  Undergraduate students only.
  • Pronunciation of your name: see staff at the “name table” in the Mary Seaton Room.
  • Questions: stop at the Information Table in the Mary Seaton Room.

 


 

Graduation Regalia
Regalia (Caps, Gowns, Hoods) Ordering and Pick-up Information

Ordering
    
All undergraduate students and graduate students (master's level only) may now purchase their regalia online at collegegrad.herffjones.com. Additionally, the Campus Store currently has all regalia components in stock for in-store purchase.

Order-by Deadlines

  • In-store pickup (free shipping): March 14
  • Regular shipping ($12.95) to student's residence: April 3
  • Express shipping ($19.95) to student's residence: April 14
  • Canadian shipping ($29.95) to student's residence: April 14
    The Canadian shipping charge is $29.95, regardless of when regalia is ordered. The Campus Store cannot process Canadian credits cards over the phone, and regalia is not listed on the bookstore website, so this is a hard deadline for Canadian students to purchase their regalia online, without coming into the store.
  • PsyD students must contact the Campus Store regarding their regalia: (716) 880-2252.

 

Regalia Pick-up

Buffalo Campus
Regalia ordered for store pickup is now available for pickup in the Medaille College Bookstore on the Buffalo campus! We also have caps, gowns, hoods and tassels to purchase in the store for students who missed the order cutoff date. Our regular hours are Monday - Thursday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. We will have special Saturday hours on April 23, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. If you cannot come in during these hours, please contact the Bookstore. 

Rochester Campus
If students want to pick up regalia at the Rochester campus, they must pre-order by March 14.  Regalia will be available for pick-up in Student Services between April 11 - 14.  

At Kleinhans Music Hall
Pre-purchased regalia, for any student, can also be picked up in the Mary Seaton Room on the day of the ceremonies, May 12. We are unable to sell any merchandise (including regalia) at the ceremony, but our store on the Buffalo campus will be open for last minute purchases though supplies will be limited. 

If you have any questions, please contact Jon at (716) 880-2252 or email 1078asm@follett.com.

 


 

Commencement  FAQ

When and where is the Medaille College Commencement?

The 2022 Medaille College Commencement will take place on Thursday, May 12 at Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Cir, Buffalo, New York 14210.

Directions to Kleinhans Music Hall 

 

Who can participate in the Commencement ceremony?

All students who have applied for graduation and completed their degree requirements during the summer 2021, fall 2021 or spring 2022 semester or have a maximum of six credits outstanding in their program are eligible to participate in Commencement; the Graduation Application Deadline is March 1st. (Please note requirements are different for the PsyD students). Any course work to be completed through Academic Alternatives must be processed in accordance with the published deadlines.  Please contact Linda Wach (716-880-2240) for further information. Any student with outstanding obligations will receive a diploma dated to coincide with the closest conferral date after the completion of all academic degree requirements.

Special Note: Students who miss the Graduation Application Deadline date of March 1st, and apply for graduation after this deadline, can participate in Commencement, but there is no guarantee their name will be in the program.

 

When do I receive my diploma?

Students participating in the ceremony will receive their diploma covers when they cross the stage. Actual diplomas will be mailed once the degree is conferred (completion of all course work) and all financial obligations have been met. This takes approximately four weeks from the conferral date. Diplomas will not be mailed if there is a hold on your account. Diplomas are dated dependent upon completion of degree requirements. Conferral dates are as follows: August 31, 2021, December 31, 2021 and May 31, 2022.  If you have any questions regarding your diploma, please contact the Registrar’s Office at (716-880-2365).

 

How do I order my academic regalia?

Academic regalia (cap, gown, and hood) are required of all students who are graduating and participating in the ceremony. Learn more about ordering commencement regalia

 

What is the graduation fee and what is it used for?

All graduates are assessed a $50 graduation fee when they apply for graduation. This fee covers a portion of the program, diplomas, and other expenses associated with Commencement. The cost of academic regalia is not included in the $50 graduation fee.

 

Who can attend the Commencement ceremony?

ALL TICKET REQUESTS MUST BE COMPLETED ONLINE. You will receive an email invitation for the ordering of your tickets. Tickets can be ordered beginning April 19. Tickets are required for all guests for admission to the ceremony and will be scanned and verified prior to entry at Kleinhans.

                       

When do I arrive for the ceremony?

Students are to arrive at Kleinhans one hour prior to the start of the ceremony.

     

Where do I sit during the ceremony?

Students graduating sit within their degree group. In an effort to answer this and many other questions, a detailed format of the ceremony (Ceremony Agenda) will be available at www.medaille.edu/commencement.

Please Note: For reasons of safety and liability, only students graduating are allowed on the stage at Kleinhans; no children are allowed on the stage or in student seating sections.

No animals are allowed in the building, with the exception of service animals.

 

What should I do if I have a guest requiring special accommodations?

Students can request special accommodations for themselves or their guests by submitting the Additional Accommodations Request Form to access@medaille.edu.

Students must request these services by April 29. A limited number of handicapped parking spaces are available at Kleinhans.

 

What constitutes graduation honors?

Undergraduate students are awarded Latin honors based upon the cumulative average at the conclusion of one’s degree. The minimum cumulative average for honors is 3.50. A student must also meet the College’s residency requirements. Details of the residency requirement and specific honors information are available at http://www.medaille.edu/academics/catalogs/.

Please note however, announced Latin honors for spring 2022 graduates are based upon the cumulative average at the conclusion of the fall 2021 semester.

Gold Honor cords will be provided to all students graduating with Latin honors. These will be available to students, on the day of Commencement, in the Mary Seaton Room, at the Information Table. 

Graduate students (Masters and PsyD degrees) are not awarded Latin honors.

 

What is the academic program award? How do I know if I am receiving this award?

Every academic program (bachelor's and master's) has the opportunity to select one student to receive the academic program award. Criteria for the award includes a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.50 as well as other outstanding academic achievements as determined by the department.

Prior to Commencement, if you have been selected to receive the academic program award, you will receive a letter from the Vice President for Academic Affairs. When you arrive at Kleinhans, please obtain your degree card from your group leader (see detailed format of ceremony-Ceremony Agenda). The card will provide instructions for receiving your award during the ceremony.

 

Will there be a reception after the ceremonies?

There will be no reception after the Commencement ceremony.

 

How will I know if I have completed all Pre-Commencement requirements?

Please view the Commencement Checklist to ensure you've completed all requirements.

 

 

Parking at Kleinhans is limited, so this year, Medaille will be offering a free shuttle service for graduates, families and guests! Priority will be given to students when boarding the buses. 

If you are planning to take the shuttle from the Buffalo campus (highly recommended) please park in the lot behind Main and Huber buildings. Please secure your personal belongings and do not bring them on the shuttle. Please note that we will not be able to accommodate strollers or wheelchairs on the shuttle buses.

 

Student Transport Departure from Medaille

2:00

2:15

2:30

2:45

 

Guests & Family Transport Departure from Medaille

3:00

3:15

3:30

3:45

 

Return Transport from Kleinhans

6:15

6:30

6:45

7:00

7:15

7:30*
*LAST DEPARTURE FROM KLEINHANS TO MEDAILLE. If you miss the last shuttle, you will need to obtain your own transportation back to campus.

 

Those individuals who want to take their own transportation are asked to allow ample time to find parking. Free street parking is very limited. Guests also have the option to park in any of the Kleinhans parking lots for a fee of $10, CASH ONLY. 

Please note that the entrance to Kleinhans from Porter Avenue will be closed to traffic for Commencement. All cars that plan to park in the Kleinhans lots will need to enter from Pennsylvania Avenue, onto Normal Avenue, which is one way.

Students will be allowed to enter Kleinhans at 2:30 p.m. to check in at the Mary Seton Room, which is located off the main lobby, and are to arrive no later than 3:30 p.m. All bags or purses will be checked by security upon entering the building. We suggest that students do not bring in any personal belongings or  leave them with their family and guests.

Guests will be allowed to enter Kleinhans at 3:00 p.m. No guests will be allowed into the building before 3:00 p.m. All bags or purses will be checked by security upon entering the building. Once the Commencement Procession begins, no one will be permitted to enter the auditorium until after the Procession.

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Medaille College 2022 Commencement Livestream

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