Date: Sunday, May 19, 2013Time: Undergraduate ceremony at 10 a.m. and Graduate ceremony at 3 p.m.
Length of Ceremony: Approximately 2.5 hours
For Visitors Please view our visitor guides for dining and accommodation recommendations for the Cabrini area.
Flower SalePurchase flowers for your graduate the day of Commencement! Bouquets of roses will be available for purchase for $20 a half dozen (cash only).
Guest SeatingThere are no admission tickets for graduation ceremonies and each graduate may invite as many guests as they wish to attend. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
As a courtesy to other guests, we request that individuals who arrive early for the ceremony refrain from "reserving" more than two or three seats for other members of their party who have yet to arrive. Disability AccommodationsGraduates who require special disability accommodations for their guests should contact the Office of Student Life at 610-902-8416 by April 1.
Advance notification is especially important if a sign-language interpreter is required.
A handicapped-seating area will be available under the tent. Upon request, guests requiring access to that seating will be directed by the program ushers.
RestroomsRestroom facilities for Commencement will be available in the Dixon Center, the Widener Center, and Grace Hall, all located adjacent to the site of the ceremony.
Reserved Seating for Legacy FamiliesReserved seating at the Commencement ceremony and a special photograph with the College President are available to all legacy families. Seating is limited to four seats per family.
A Cabrini legacy is a student or alumnus, whose parent, grandparent, or sibling has graduated from Cabrini College.
Commencement EtiquetteWhile Commencement is a celebration of our students' accomplishments, it is also a formal academic event to be conducted with dignity and decorum.
Guests are asked to remain in their seats for the duration of the ceremony and to refrain from blocking aisles and passageways, including the area directly in front of the stage, by attempting to greet or take photos of individual graduates.
Professional photos will be taken of each graduate as they ascend the stage to be congratulated by the College president, and may be purchased through the photographer after the ceremony.
In support of our graduates, we also ask that you refrain from departing the ceremony early, especially after your own graduate has been recognized and there are others waiting to be recognized.
Cell phones and related electronic equipment should be turned off during the ceremony
Bookstore & Jazzman's CaféFor the convenience of graduates and their families, the campus Bookstore will be open from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Jazzman's Café will be open from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. on the day of Commencement. Both are located on the lower level of the Widener Center.
ReceptionImmediately following Cabrini's Commencement ceremonies, graduates and their families and guests are invited to an on-campus reception in the Nerney Field House at the Dixon Center.