More on 2011 Commencement Ceremonies

In case you were wonderin’ what to do on that District-Wide Commencement Wednesday with your classes AND those Final Exams…

Per CCC email (cut-and-paste):

 

March 8, 2011

Re: Spring 2011 Commencement Ceremony Participation

Dear Faculty:

As you know, for the first time in recent City Colleges of Chicago history, all seven City Colleges will come together to honor our Associate degree completers at a district-wide spring commencement ceremony.   

The ceremony will take place on:

Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at 6:00 p.m.

University of Illinois at Chicago Pavilion

525 S. Racine Ave., Chicago, IL

(Overflow accommodations at the UIC Forum, 725 West Roosevelt Road)

All full-time faculty are required to attend the commencement ceremony. This is a ticketed event, and graduation regalia is required for all ceremony participants. You must confirm attendance and place your order for graduation regalia with your College Registrar.  Please confirm your participation and order your graduation regalia no later than Friday, March 11, 2011.

If you have a final exam scheduled for Wednesday evening, and you have students participating in commencement, please reschedule the final exam to allow students who are graduating to participate in the ceremony.

If you have a final exam scheduled for Wednesday evening, and do not have students participating in commencement, you are excused from commencement so the exam can be given as originally scheduled. 

All other full-time faculty are required to attend commencement.

We appreciate your commitment to our students and your willingness to share in this special celebration of our graduates.  If you have any questions regarding commencement ceremony participation, please email Dr. Vernese Edghill-Walden at vedghill-walden@ccc.edu.

Regards,

Angela Henderson

Provost

What are U doing May 11, 2011?

This message just arrived in our CCC email accounts.
I thought I’d copy and paste it to The Lounge for two reasons:

1. Some of us may be selective in reading our emails (Ain’t nothin’ wrong with that.)
2. Maybe y’all want to talk about it. Maybe make carpool plans, grab a bite to eat before the ceremony, during the ceremony, or after.

Here it is:

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff:

I am excited to announce that, for the first time in recent CCC history, all seven City Colleges will come together to honor our Associate degree completers at a district-wide spring commencement ceremony. This event is made all the more special as it will help us mark our 100th anniversary year.

Completers and their guests will be invited to attend the ceremony on:

Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at 6:00 p.m.
University of Illinois at Chicago Pavilion
525 S. Racine Ave., Chicago, IL
(Overflow accommodations at the UIC Forum, 725 West Roosevelt Road)

If you expect to graduate this spring, we ask that you save this date on your calendar. Information regarding ticket allotment, cap and gown pick up and further logistical details will be sent to graduation candidates in late February.

In addition to this ceremony, we will host a recognition ceremony for Adult Education and certificate candidates on a separate date. Details regarding the recognition ceremonies will follow shortly.

Graduation is a significant milestone on the path to a rewarding career or further education. I look forward to celebrating this achievement with the Class of 2011.

Regards,

Cheryl L. Hyman

Chancellor