Graduation


Graduation 2017

Attention:  September 15, 2016 and May 6,  2017  Graduates:

Enclosed is detailed information for Holy Apostles’ May 6th, 2017 Graduation Commencement Exercises, along with the Graduation Day Schedule, and Graduation Response Form.  Please complete the requested information and return the Response Form to my attention on or before March 16, 2017.

Below you may find all the necessary information for the 2016 Graduation. For a printable version of the information below, please Click Here.

GRADUATION APPLICATION:

To have your name entered on the Graduation List a completed Graduation Application from you must be in your file for Margaret Gunn, Graduation Coordinator.

September 15, 2016 Graduate-  Note: I have your completed Graduation Application.

May 6, 2017 Graduate- Please be sure that you have turned in a completed Graduation Application to me, as this is the only way that your name will be entered on the Graduation List.  Should you need to confirm that I have received your completed Graduation Application, you may contact me at mgunn@holyapostles.edu.

Graduation Application Link below: The Graduation Application file is a Fillable PDF form. Type in your information, select the correct check boxes, and save the file and attach in an email to Margaret Gunn at mgunn@holyapostles.edu

Graduation Application for Sept. 2017 and May 2018 (Online/On Campus/ Seminarians – ALL STUDENTS)

ONLINE LEARNING GRADUATES- CAMPUS TOUR:  OPTIONAL

Online Learning graduates and guests interested in participating in the Campus Tour, indicate as such on the Graduation Response Form.  Report to the Lobby in St. Peter’s Hall at 8:45 a.m. on graduation day.  Our Campus Tour Guide will greet you and your guest(s) at 9:00 a.m. sharp and will then proceed with the tour.

ONLINE LEARNING GRADUATES AND GUESTS LUNCHEON-OPTIONAL

Several Online Faculty and staff members invite Online graduates and their guests to join them in the Alumni Room for lunch at 11:00 a.m.  Please allow yourself enough time, as rehearsal is scheduled for 12:45 p.m.  Please obtain your lunch prior to advancing to the Alumni Room.

CAPS AND GOWNS:

Graduation attire will be ready for pick-up in St. Peter’s Hall-Academic Office-Room 101 located on the 1st  floor.

CAP AND GOWN PICK-UP SCHEDULE

Thursday, May    4, 2017   8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

Friday,     May     5, 2017   8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

Saturday, May     6, 2017   8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

NOTE:  Return your gown and hood PRIOR to attending the Reception.
Instruct your guests to proceed directly to the Main Dining Room.
Graduates only proceed directly through the Main Lobby to return your gown and hood.
Graduates that already received their diploma (September graduates) , please return the Blue Binder at that time.
Gown and hood must be returned on its hanger-NO EXCEPTIONS!

You may keep your cap and tassel.

BLUE DIPLOMA BINDER:

Graduates that have already received their diploma from Holy Apostles in September, 2016 must return the Blue Binder, which was given at the graduation ceremony.  Graduates receiving their diplomas in May, please keep the Blue Binder and your diploma will be sent to you via US Mail. May graduates can expect their diploma via US Postal Service within the first two weeks of June, 2017.

REHEARSAL- 12:45 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.:

Mrs. Mary Regan will be conducting the rehearsal on graduation day.  Rehearsal will commence at 12:45 p.m. in St. John Hall-Classroom 3.  All graduates are expected to attend rehearsal.  Please do not bring your graduation attire with you at this time.  At 4:00 p.m., after the Baccalaureate Mass, please return to St. John Hall – Classroom 3 with your graduation attire.  Staff will be there to assist you with your attire and Mrs. Regan will assist with the line-up.  Graduates will then proceed to the Chapel and graduation will commence promptly at 4:30 p.m.   Once the set up for graduation in the Chapel is completed,  guests can then proceed inside.

Immediately following the graduation commencement, you and your guest(s) are invited to the Graduation Reception to be held in the seminary dining room in St. Peter’s Hall on the campus of Holy Apostles College and Seminary.

INVITED GUESTS:

Graduates please return the enclosed Graduation Response Form no later than March 16, 2017, indicating number of your guests that will be attending the following activities: Graduation, Luncheon, Reception and Campus Tour. We have limited seating, but will try to accommodate family members and close friends of our graduates.

To help with the many responses Margaret Gunn receives, please create a new email to her attaching the completed Response Form Click Here. The Response Form is a fillable form which may be complete by typing in your response, saving the file once complete, and emailing it to Margaret Gunn upon completion. You may also print and mail the form if more convenient.

GRADUATION FEE: $125.00

Seminarians: The Business Office will send out invoices to your diocese for payment.

On Campus and Online Graduates: Please make your payment through Populi.

NOTE: Please be advised that all academic and financial obligations must be completed in order to receive your diploma and transcript.

The following motels have quoted Holy Apostles a special graduation rate. Please mention Holy Apostles College & Seminary’s graduation in order to qualify for the rates listed below.

HOTELS:

Residence Inn  680 Cromwell Avenue, Rocky Hill, CT 06067  860.257.7500

Graduation Rate – $109.00+15% Tax

Courtyard-Marriott  4 Sebethe Drive, Cromwell, CT 06416  860.635.1001

Graduation Rate -$ 99.00+15% Tax

Radisson Hotel    100 Berlin Road, Cromwell, CT 06416   860-635-2000

Graduation Rate – $99.00+tax

AIRPORT:

The nearest airport is Bradley International (Hartford/Springfield) Airport located in Windsor Locks, Ct.

GRADUATION DAY SCHEDULE SATURDAY, MAY 6, 2017

7:30 A.M. MORNING PRAYER (SEMINARIANS)

8:00 – 8:45 A.M BREAKFAST

9:00 – 10:30 A.M. DISTANCE LEARNING GRADUATES-OPTIONAL CAMPUS TOUR –
(Meet in Lobby- St. Peter’s Hall at 8:45 a.m.-Begins promptly at 9:00 a.m.)

10:00-11:00 P.M. VOLUNTEERS-REPORT TO CHAPEL

11:00-12:30 P.M LUNCHEON

12:45 -2:15 P.M. REHEARSAL – ST. JOHN HALL-CLASSROOM 3
(In the event of rain-lower level of Chapel)

2:30 P.M. BACCALAUREATE MASS – OUR LADY QUEEN OF APOSTLES CHAPEL

4:00 P.M. FACULTY- ASSEMBLE IN CHAPEL (L. LEVEL) – WITH ATTIRE
GRADUATES- ASSEMBLE ST. JOHN HALL – CLASSROOM 3 – WITH ATTIRE

4:30 P.M. GRADUATION COMMENCES

6:45 P.M. RECEPTION

Response Form Click Here The Response Form is a fillable form which may be complete by typing in your response, saving the file once complete, and emailing it to Margaret Gunn upon completion. You may also print and mail the form if more convenient.

HACS Graduation

Contact Information

Should you have any questions or concerns in regards to graduation, the best way to contact Margaret Gunn, the Graduation Coordinator, is by emailing her at mgunn@holyapostles.edu. You may also call 860.632.3010 and she will get back to you as soon as possible.


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