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8:00 a.m.
Degree candidates, faculty and guests are invited to meet in the lobby of Cohen Auditorium, located at 40 Talbot Avenue, for coffee and a continental breakfast.  Please do not plan to leave your personal belongings at Cohen Auditorium during Phase I, as there will be no one to watch them during the all University Commencement activities.

8:30 a.m.
Degree candidates and faculty will be led by staff to assemble in front of Eaton Hall.

8:45 a.m.
The Goddard Chapel bells will begin ringing at 8:45 a.m. This serves as a reminder that the Academic Procession will begin promptly at 9:00 a.m. when the bells stop ringing.

9:00 a.m.

Phase I, all-university Academic Procession begins.

9:45 a.m.
Phase I commencement program begins. This ceremony takes place on the lawn between Ballou Hall and Bendetson Hall.

11:00 a.m.
Recessional. Close of Phase I.

11:15 a.m.
Faculty, degree candidates and guests will assemble at Cohen Auditorium for the Friedman School Ceremony.  IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOU IMMEDIATELY GO TO Cohen Auditorium as our ceremony will promptly being at 11:30 a.m.

11:30 a.m.
Friedman School ceremony begins.

1:00 p.m.
Friedman School Ceremony ends and students, faculty and guests proceed to the Remis Sculpture Court (in the same building as the Cohen Auditorium) for a luncheon reception.