Schedule of Events and Commencement Procedures
THE 2013 COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY WILL BE HELD AT the CLARENCE FITZROY BRYANT COLLEGE, BURDON STREET CAMPUS ON SUNDAY, 30th NOVEMBER, 2014, AT 4:15 PM.
Following is some important information for potential graduates:
1. OUTSTANDING OBLIGATIONS
If you have any outstanding obligations to the College, including library books, etc, please satisfy these outstanding obligations as soon as possible.
2. COMMENCEMENT INVITATIONS
Invitations will be issued from the CASHIER. The date will be announced at a later time.
3. GRADUATION COST AND REGALIA
The cost of the graduation package is EC$300.00. Please complete the appropriate form.
Graduands may pick up gowns and capes at the CFBC from the Gown’s Committee, Monday 24th to Friday 28th November, 2014 between 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
PLEASE NOTE THAT GOWNS WILL NOT BE DISTRIBUTED AFTER FRIDAY 28TH NOVEMBER, 2014.
All gowns and capes must be returned to the CFBC from Monday 1st to Wednesday 3rd December, 2014. The drop off period is from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
4. GRADUATION REHEARSAL
All candidates eligible for graduation are required to attend rehearsal on Saturday 22nd November and on Wednesday 26th November, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. at the Burdon Street Campus. You are asked to gather at the gazebo. The route and order of the procession will be explained at rehearsal; therefore, it is important to report to rehearsal and to be on time.
5. COMMENCEMENT EXERCISES (PROCEDURES)
On SUNDAY, 30th November, 2014, please assemble at the Common Room no later than 3:00 PM. You will then be directed to specific dressing areas. All candidates are required to wear black shoes. Men should wear black or dark trousers. Flowers or decorative jewelry should not be worn on the academic gown.
The Processional will assemble at the western gate in the proper divisional-alphabetical order, which will be established at rehearsal.
This order is to be maintained throughout the entire ceremony.
The procession will start promptly at 4:15 PM.
The procession will be led by the Marshall. While processing, maintain about a two-foot or an arm’s length distance between yourself and the person in front of you.
Grandaunts will be seated in a reserved section at the left of the gazebo.
You are required to remain standing until after the invocation.
THE COMMENCEMENT PROGRAMME
Following the keynote address, the Presiding Officer, Mrs. Delores Stapleton-Harris will request of each Dean that he or she introduces and presents the graduating class of each division to the Registrar, Ms. Yasmaine Davis and Chairman, Dr. Eustace Esdaille.
The presentation will be conducted in the following order: Health Sciences, Teacher Education, Adult and Continuing Education, Arts, Science, & General Studies and Technical & Vocational Education & Management Studies
Prior to the Chairman’s conferring of the certificates, candidates should move toward the left of the gazebo/stage. DO NOT WAIT UNTIL YOUR NAME IS CALLED TO MOVE FORWARD. As the Dean calls your name, walk to the podium to receive your certificate, diploma, or degree, as well as a handshake from the Chairman. Leave the stage at the right center aisle. Immediately proceed to your seat, and REMAIN STANDING UNTIL ALL of the CANDIDATES IN YOUR DIVISION HAVE RETURNED TO THEIR SEATS. The Presiding Officer will ask the graduates to be seated.
Each group should stand as a separate body and follow the same procedures as outlined.
Photos will be taken during the conferring of certificates; therefore, students are asked not to pause for any additional photographs, as this will delay the proceedings. Graduates are welcomed to have other photographs taken on the stage immediately following the recessional.
BENEDICTION AND RECESSIONAL
The Platform Committee, guided by the Marshall, will lead the recessional.
Please do not stop in the aisle or breezeway to shake hands or to take photographs, as this will only stop the flow of the procession and cause congestion.
Congratulations and Best Wishes!