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2014 Commencement Ceremony

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Amsler Campus Center, gymnasium

Procession begins at 10:45 a.m.


Click here to read about this year's keynote speaker and honorary degree recipients. 

Commencement Safety and Security Guidelines

We look forward to celebrating the MCLA class of 2014 at this year's Baccalaureate Ceremony on Friday, May 16th and our Commencement exercises on Saturday, May 17th. As we move into this weekend of celebration, we have put additional guidelines in place to ensure that all those who gather for these celebrations may enjoy the festivities as safely and securely as possible.
Click here to read more

Ticket Information

**Only ticketed guests will be allowed to enter the Amsler Campus Center gymnasium. Guests without tickets will be directed to a secondary viewing area.**

Tickets for general seating may be picked up at the following locations: 

Graduating Seniors (limit of 4 tickets per graduate)
Campus Center Marketplace Info Booth 

Tickets will be available beginning Wednesday, April 16

We will accept wait list requests for additional tickets.  Graduates may place their names on the waiting list when they pick up their tickets.

Current Students, Faculty, Staff, Alumni Community
Office of Institutional Advancement, 228 East Main St, North Adams

*Tickets are not required for those processing as part of the Commencement ceremony. 



A representative from Grad Images will be taking photographs of every graduate as they cross the stage.  Information about ordering copies of these photos will be mailed to graduates.  For more information and to login to view your photos, click here.

Live Simulcast

Sullivan Lounge and the Campus Center Marketplace are great alternative venues to watch the Commencement Ceremony. Both venues, which are fully air conditioned, will be televising the ceremony. The lounge will also be equipped with crayons and other activities for small children. 

Handicapped Access

Parking is available behind Murdock Hall with additional parking behind Bowman Hall.

Seating is available in the first section to the left as you enter the gym; this section is reserved for handicapped persons plus one guest only. Tickets are required for all.

Contact Information

  • Operator - 413.662.5000
  • Graduate Registration - Registrar's Office, 413.662.5216
  • Student or Parent Questions - Jenn Craig, 413.662.5129
  • Parking / Handicapped Access / Wheelchair Requests - Public Safety, 413.662.5284
  • Alumni - Christine Naughton, 413.662.5074
  • General Event Questions - Ashley Berridge, 413.662.5185

Commencement 2014 Events

Friday, May 16th

Baccalaureate Line Up (students only)
2:30 p.m., Church Street Center, social hall
*graduating gown required

Baccalaureate Ceremony
3 p.m., Church Street Center, Eleanor Furst Roberts Auditorium
Reception to follow in the Church Street Center, social hall

Senior Banquet
Following Baccalaureate, Amsler Campus Center, gymnasium
Come and have dinner with your fellow classmates and family members as we celebrate your achievements! View a slideshow that will highlight your time here at MCLA.
Prior reservations are required to attend this event.

Saturday, May 17th

Commencement 2014 Seating
9:30 a.m., Amsler Campus Center, gymnasium
Guests are invited to arrive at the Amsler Campus Center and begin seating within the designated areas. Each graduate will be provided tickets for this event. Please see one of the MCLA staff members or ushers that day for assistance. Also, please remember that seating is on a first come first serve basis.

Student Line Up
10 a.m., Venable Hall, gymnasium
Graduating students participating in the Commencement 2014 exercises are required to check in at the Venable gym and will line up in this area to begin the procession to the Amsler Campus Center. Please be in attendance by 10:00 a.m.!

Commencement 2014 Ceremony
11 a.m., Amsler Campus Center
*Procession begins at 10:45 a.m.

Campus Reception
Following the Commencement Ceremony, Murdock Lawn
Following the ceremony, a reception will be held on Murdock Lawn for our graduates and guests.  

Congratulations Class of 2014!