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Convocation Instructions

LOEWENBERG SCHOOL OF NURSING

NURSING CONVOCATION (Hooding/Pinning)

Spring 2014 INVITATION

DATE:  Thursday, May 8, 2014

TIME:  7:00 p.m. - Ceremony
              Reception to follow

PLACE: Michael D. Rose Theatre Lecture Hall

NO BALLOONS OR GLITTER ARE ALLOWED IN THE ROSE THEATRE

PARKING:

Zach Curlin Parking Garage - no fee

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Parking garage and Rose Theatre will open ONE HOUR before event.  Once Theatre seating reaches capacity, entry to the Theatre will be closed. Guests may stay in the lobby area but currently there is no video/sound access from the stage.

INSTRUCTIONS TO GRADUATES

Graduates must proof their name on the DRAFT PROGRAM (watch for this to be e-mailed and posted on eCourseware two weeks before event). Please send corrections to Cherie Lynn Arnett at clarnett@memphis.edu. All corrections must be submitted via e-mail.

  • ATTIRE:

Graduation gown only (no mortar board). Pick up cap and gown according to directions on the Commencement Office website: http://www.memphis.edu/commencement/. Pick up as soon as possible in order to steam or iron the gown before the nursing convocation, if needed. The only honor cords that may be worn are Sigma Theta Tau and Student Nurses' Association cords.

Women: Be sure the white collar is in your gown package.
Men: Wear dress shirt under gown, preferably with tie, and long pants; absolutely no shorts.

MSN: Be sure you get the hood with your gown.

NO GRADUATES WILL BE ABLE TO PARTICIPATE IN NURSING CONVOCATION WITHOUT PROPER ATTIRE.

  • ARRIVAL AND PPROCESS:

6:00 p.m. Doors open promptly

All guests, friends and family members should proceed directly to the Theatre for seating upon arrival. ***Family is not permitted to accompany graduates into the Entertainment Lobby.***

PERSONAL ITEMS: Give any valuables, purses, etc. to family to keep. Entertainment Lobby will not be secure to leave items.

Graduate Check-in procedure – Check in no later than 6:30pm. Graduates will be given a pronouncer card to write a phonetic spelling for difficult names to pronounce.  A number will be written on the card indicating your position location in the processional line-up.

6:30 p.m. Be in the Entertainment Lobby robed and ready to form processional line.  BSN students will receive their nursing ribbon during line up.

  • PROCESSIONAL:

Graduates will process into the Theatre at 7:00 p.m. and will remain standing until all have reached their seats. They will be directed by the faculty at the podium on stage to be seated.

  • CEREMONY:

The Convocation Program will include welcome, awards from local agencies, and speakers. The Hooding will follow and then Pinning.

Graduates will be directed to stand together (½ of each row at a time) and move to their right, forming a line to ascend to the stage. Each graduate will hand his/her card to the announcer and proceed across the stage with their Hood or Pinning Ribbon as appropriate. Please be sure to pause for a picture when receiving pinning ribbon/hood. The first group when returning to seats will return to the front row instead of the second row. The faculty marshal will direct students when to sit/stand as appropriate for the program.

Graduates will recite the International Pledge for Nurses and closing remarks will be given before recessional begins.

  • RECESSIONAL:

Graduates leave two by two to the lobby.
IMPORTANT NOTE: As graduates enter lobby move quickly out into the lobby. DO NOT congregate at the door to avoid blocking others from exiting the theatre.

  • PICTURES/VIDEO:

Guests are welcome to come to the foot of the stage and take pictures as graduates are being hooded or pinned. Guests should watch where their graduate is standing in the line and come to the foot of the stage when the graduate is 3rd or 4th in line. After the graduate receives the hood or pin, the presenter will stop briefly and turn with the graduate toward the camera to allow for pictures to be taken by family or friend.

  • RECEPTION:

Enjoy refreshments and visit with other attendees.

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