Info for Families and Guests

  • Commencement Info for Families and Guests

    Congratulations to you too! You've encouraged and supported your daughter, son, wife, husband, friend or relative to realize his/her academic success at Carlow—you deserve a round of applause! We sincerely hope you enjoy this day with your loved one, celebrating her/his accomplishments and achievements as s/he start the next phase of life and career. Below is some general information that will be helpful to you on this special day.

    Baccalaureate Mass 
    Friday, December 18, 2015
    St. Agnes Center
    4:00 p.m.

    Commencement Ceremony
    Friday, December 18, 2015
    Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall, Oakland 
    Doors open at 6:00 p.m.
    Academic Procession begins at 6:45 p.m. (When the Academic Procession begins no one will be allowed to enter the auditorium until after the Invocation; please be in your seats by 6:30.)
    Ceremony begins  at 6:45 p.m. and lasts approximately two hours.

  • General Information about Ceremony

    • Tickets for the commencement ceremony are required (not required for Baccalaureate Mass or Graduates' Reception). Graduates are responsible for ordering guest tickets.
    • Doors will open one hour prior to the ceremony.
    • Family members are welcome to take pictures and video; however, the aisles of the auditorium must remain clear and guests are expected to act with decorum while taking pictures. Guests should not stand in the aisles or otherwise get in the way of the processional, recessional or any part of the ceremony.
    • Guests may not stand in the way of graduates as they leave or return to their seats during the reading of names. This will be strictly enforced.
    •  No one may enter or exit the auditorium during the graduates’ procession, the Invocation or President's Welcome.  Please advise your guests to be in their seats no later than 6:50 p.m.
    • Latecomers will be seated at the commencement staff’s discretion.
    • Open strollers are not permitted.
    • Objects, such as balloons, that block the view of the stage are not permitted. Helium balloons are not allowed inside Soldiers and Sailors. If your guests bring helium balloons, one of our staff will direct them to a location in the lobby to leave the balloons until after the ceremony.