Graduation


Graduation 2018

Attention:September 15, 2017 and May 5, 2018 Graduates:

Below is detailed information for Holy Apostles’ May 5th, 2018 Graduation Commencement,  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, 2018.

GRADUATION APPLICATION:

To have your name entered on the Graduation List I need to have a completed Graduation Application from you in my file.

September 15, 2017 Graduate-  Note: I have your completed Graduation Application.

May 5, 2018 Graduate- Please email me a completed Graduation Application by March 1, 2018, as this is the only way that your name will be entered onto 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)

ON LINE LEARNING GRADUATES- CAMPUS TOUR:  OPTIONAL

On Line Learning graduates and guests interested in a 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-May 5th, 2018.  Our Campus Tour Guide will greet you and your guest(s) at 9:00 a.m. and the tour will then proceed

ON LINE LEARNING GRADUATES AND GUESTS LUNCHEON-OPTIONAL

Several On Line Faculty and staff members invite On Line 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 can be retrieved at St. Peter’s Hall-1st floor, Main Office-Room 101.

CAP AND GOWN PICK-UP SCHEDULE                 

Thursday, May    3, 2018  10:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

Friday,     May     4, 2018  10:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

Saturday, May     5, 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 a 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, 2017 please return the Blue Binder, which was given at the graduation ceremony.  Graduates receiving their diplomas on May 5, please keep the Blue Binder and your diploma will be mailed to you.  May graduates can expect their diploma via US Postal Service within the month of June, 2018.  Blue Binders to be returned with you gown and hood.

REHEARSAL- 12:45 p.m. to 2:15 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 assist you with your attire and Mrs. Regan will assist graduates with the line-up.  Graduates will then proceed to the Chapel.  Graduation will commence promptly at 4:30 p.m. Once the Chapel has been set up for graduation, guests can 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, 2018, indicating the 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 On line Graduates:  Please make your payment through Populi.

NOTE:  To receive your diploma and transcript, all academic and financial obligations must be completed.

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:

Courtyard-Marriott
4 Sebethe Drive, Cromwell, CT 06416 860.635.1001
Graduation Rate -$99.00+15% Tax=$113.85 Total

Radisson Hotel Cromwell
100 Berlin Road, Cromwell, CT 06416
860.635.2000
Graduation Rate -$99.00+15% Tax=$113.85 Total

When making Reservation, please mention – Holy Apostles Graduation – to receive quoted rate.

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

Should you have any questions or concerns in regards to graduation, please contact me at mgunn@holyapostles.edu or you may also call 860.632.3010 and I will return your call as soon as possible.

GRADUATION DAY SCHEDULE SATURDAY,  MAY 5th, 2018

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

8:00 – 8:45 A.M BREAKFAST

9:00 – 10:30 A.M.  ON LINE 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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