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2014 Graduation/Commencement

* Last updated 01/17/2014—Please check back for updates *
 

Commencement Rehearsal Day

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014, 12 noon

The Liacouras Center
1776 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19121
www.liacourascenter.com

Complementary bus transportation will be provided for all graduates on rehearsal day only. Buses will depart from 42nd & Woodland Ave from 10am-11am and will return to campus by 2:30pm.

Baccalaureate Service

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

9am-10am
McNeil STC, Room 145

Commencement Ceremony

Wednesday, May 21, 2014, 1pm

The Liacouras Center
1776 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19121
www.liacourascenter.com

All graduates will receive 10 graduation announcements and 8 admission tickets. They will be available in mid-April from the Deans' Offices (see contact information below.)

Legacy Familes

Photographs will be taken of all legacy familes. Details will be available at a later date.

International Guests

International students may have family members overseas who need a Visa to enter the United States to attend commencement. University Dean's office can provide a letter of invitation with appropriate details needed for documentation. or contact Lynne Bell, 215-895-3135 or l.bell@usciences.edu

Contact Information

Contact your College with questions or requests:

Diploma Distribution

Students receiving a degree in May and participating in Commencement

Diplomas are not distributed during the ceremony. Diploma pick up is immediately following the ceremony at the Liacouras Center. Diplomas are only released to the graduating student.

For students receiving a degree in May and not participating in Commencement

The Registrar’s Office will deliver diplomas via UPS approximately one week after Commencement. Please be sure that the Registrar’s Office has a valid current address. Note: UPS will not deliver to a PO Box. If the addressee is not present to receive the delivery, UPS will leave the package at the door.
Graduates may pick up the diploma in person, but need to call the Registrar’s Office at 215.596.8813 to make arrangements. Graduates will be required to show a valid picture ID (such as a USciences ID or Driver’s License).

Other (Non-May) Graduation Dates

The Registrar’s Office orders diplomas from the printer on the actual date of graduation for non-May graduation dates. The printer provides the diploma to USciences approximately six to eight weeks after receiving an order.
The Registrar’s Office will then deliver diplomas to graduates via UPS. Please be sure that the Registrar's Office has a valid current address prior to your graduation date. Note: UPS will not deliver to a PO Box. If the addressee is not present to receive the delivery, UPS will leave the package at the door.
Graduates may pick up the diploma in person, but need to call the Registrar’s Office at 215.596.8813 to make arrangements. Graduates will be required to show a valid picture ID (such as a USciences ID or Driver’s License).

University of the Sciences Bookstore

Barnes & Noble bookstore will have a special Graduates fair date to be determined at the bookstore where they will have a selection of class rings, diploma frames and other class of 2014 gift selections. You can pre-order "Class of 2014" tee-shirts!!

You can also go the the bookstore website or contact Mary Beth Sweetra, Bookstore Manager, at 215.596.8850 or email: m.sweetra@usciences.edu

Related Links

Bachelors Degree Conferment Ceremony

Petition for Graduation (Registrar's Office)

Diploma Distribution (Registrar's Office)

Bookstore (Diploma frames, gifts, etc.)

Josten's Cap and Gown (Deadline to order is 3/26/2014)

 

 

 

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