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Doctoral and Master's Ceremony
Line up in lower K-wing
Friday, May 10, 2013
Master's and Doctoral degree candidates should report to their designated line up areas 60 minutes prior to the advertised start time of the ceremony. Doors for guest seating will open approximately 60 minutes prior to the advertised start time of the ceremony. Please join us for a reception in the Campus Center immediately following the ceremony.
Tickets are not needed for this event.
Saturday, May 11, 2013
School of Arts and Humanities - line up in lower K-wing
School of Business - line up in lower J-wing
School of Education - line up in upper J-wing
School of General Studies - line up in lower L/M-wing
School of Health Sciences - line up in lower L/M-wing
School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics - line up in upper K-wing
School of Social and Behavioral Sciences - line up in lower F-wing
Baccalaureate degree candidates should report to their designated line up areas 90 minutes prior to the advertised start time of the ceremony. Doors for guest seating will open approximately 90 minutes prior to the advertised start time of the ceremony. Please join us for a reception in the Campus Center immediately following both ceremonies.
Each graduate is given 6 guest tickets for this event, no additional tickets are available. Selling of Commencement tickets is prohibited.
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For questions not answered in the above FAQ:
Baccalaureate candidates: Contact the Office of the Dean of Students at (609) 652-4645 or the Office of Event Services and Campus Center Operations at (609) 652-4878.
Doctoral and Master's candidates: Contact the School of Graduate and Continuing Studies at (609) 652-4298.
The bachelor's gown is simple in design aside from its long pointed sleeves. The master's gown has oblong sleeves which are open at the wrist. The doctor's gown has velvet panels down the front, around the neck, and three velvet bands across.
The cap for the bachelor's and master's is the traditional mortarboard. For some doctoral degrees, it is more of a soft, large beret. The tassesl, which is usually black, occasionally comes in the color representing the student's field of study. Prior to conferral of the degree, the tassel is worn on the right. Upon conferral, the tassels is switched ceremonially to the left.
The hood is the most distinctive piece of the academic costume. It indicates the level of the degree, the field of study, and the institution that conferred the degree. Bachelor's hoods are three feet long, master's are three and a half and doctor's are four feet long.
The mace is carried by the Faculty Grand Marshall at commencement. Ned Gerber of Port Republic is the wood carver who made the mace used at Stockton. It is carved from Walnut and Holly, which are indigenous to southern New Jersey.
Stockton's mace is crowned with the flame of knowledge, carved in holly, to denote mission. An acorn is carved at the foot which indicates growth. Below the flame of knowledge is a triad of Stockton's former logo, each a twin-treed symbol of environmental concern. Linked edge-to-edge and inlaid with holly, these symbols represent the three elements of the Stockton community: students, faculty and staff. The great Seal of New Jersey is also on the mace. The names of the first three presidents are engraved on the pewter cylinder. The nameplate ring reads "Richard Stockton State College founded 1969."
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