Commencement 2014 Schedule & Timeline

Friday, May 16, 2014

8:00am

Continental Breakfast - Mezzanine Level, Hall of Flags, Cabot Center

(For all members of the Class of 2014-Please see note at the end of timeline about members of the Class of 2013)

8:45am

Fletcher Exit/Commencement Meeting- ASEAN Auditorium, Cabot Center

(For all members of the Class of 2014)

Representatives from the Offices of (a) Alumni Relations, (b) Career Services, (c) the Registrar’s Office, and (d) the Dean’s Office will speak.

9:30am

Fletcher Commencement Rehearsal - Main Tent on Fletcher Field

(For all graduating students who will receive degrees and/or are approved to march on Sunday)

5:30pm

Alumni Reunion: Welcome Social and Check-In – Tent on Fletcher Field

(For alumni participating in reunion activities)

6:30pm

New England Clambake – Tent on Fletcher Field

(For alumni, Class of 2014, guests, and Fletcher community members; tickets must be purchased from the Alumni Relations Office)

Welcoming Remarks by Dean James Stavridis

Saturday, May 17, 2014

8:30am

Alumni Reunion: Golden Graduates Breakfast with Dean Stavridis – Location TBD

(Members if the Class of 1964)

9:00am Alumni Reunion: Registration - Hall of Flags, Cabot Center
9:00am

Alumni Reunion: Continental Breakfast - Meet and Greet with Dean Stavridis – Mezzanine Level, Hall of Flags, Cabot Center

9:30am

PhD Breakfast - Cabot 703, Cabot Intercultural Center
(For 2014 PhD graduates and their guests)

9:45am

Alumni Reunion: Faculty Panel - Mugar 200

(For alumni, Class of 2014, and Fletcher Community members)

Dan Drezner, Professor of International Politics
Alex de Waal, Executive Director of The World Peace Foundation
Katrina Burgess, Associate Professor of International Political Economy
Topic: “The Consequences of Globalization”

11:15am

Fletcher Class Day Ceremony - Students Assemble in Blakeley Hall courtyard in business attire, military uniform, or national dress

(For all members of the Class of 2014)

11:30am

Fletcher Class Day Ceremony - Tent on Fletcher Field

(For all members of the Class of 2014, guests, alumni, and Fletcher community members)

The ceremony will include: the entrance processional, Dean’s welcome, songs by the Ambassachords, alumni greeting by a distinguished Fletcher graduate, presentation of the Edward R. Murrow Award to Aaron Snipe,  Foreign Service Officer, Bureau of East Asian  and Pacific Affairs; presentation of the Robert B. Stewart Prize to an outstanding first year student, presentation of the Edmund A. Gullion Prize to an outstanding second year student,  presentation of the Leo Gross Law Prize, presentation of the Peter Ackerman award for the outstanding doctoral dissertation, presentation of class gifts; award of the Dean’s medal to Dr. Rajiv Shah; and an address by Dr. Rajiv Shah.

11:30am Alumni Reunion: Fletcher Tours

Tours depart from the Cabot Center, Hall of Flags every half hour, 11:30am, noon, 12:30pm
11:30am 

Alumni Reunion: Aidekman Art Gallery - 40 Talbot Avenue, Medford

Go here to learn more about Tufts exhibits. 

(For alumni participating in reunion activities)

1:00pm

Fletcher Class Day Luncheon Reception – Tent on Fletcher Field

(For all members of the Class of 2014, guests, and Fletcher community members)

1:00pm

Alumni Reunion: Lunch - Reading Room, Ginn Library

(For alumni participating in reunion activities)

2:00pm

Alumni Reunion: Class Photos - Location TBD

(For alumni participating in reunion activities)

2:30pm

Alumni Reunion: Fletcher Fair - Cabot Center, Hall of Flags

(For alumni participating in reunion activities)

2:30pm  Alumni Reunion: Fletcher Womens' Network Tea - Crowe Room, Goddard Hall

(For all members of the Class of 2014 and Fletcher alumnae)

3:30pm  "Our Time Since Fletcher" - Fletcher Classrooms

(For alumni participating in reunion activities)

5:00pm

Alumni Reunion: Social Reception - 7th floor, Cabot Center

(For alumni participating in reunion activities)

6:30pm

Alumni Reunion: Individual Class Dinners - held off campus

(For alumni participating in reunion activities)

Sunday, May 18, 2014

7:30am

Class of 2014 Champagne Breakfast and Toasts - Assemble in Blakeley Courtyard in cap and gown

(For all members of the Class of 2014)

8:30am

Members of the Class of 2014 assemble on walkway by Mugar Hall. (Note: Cap and Gown are required to participate in the All-University Commencement Ceremony)

8:45am

The Goddard Chapel bells ring to signal the Phase I Academic Procession will begin shortly.

9:00am

Phase I, All-University Commencement Ceremony - Lawn outside Ballou Hall (For all members of the Class of 2014, guests, alumni, and Fletcher community members)

Ceremony includes the academic processional, the awarding of degrees by Schools including the official award of the Fletcher degree by Dean Stavridis, the awarding of honorary degrees, and the All-University Commencement address.

9:30am Alumni Reunion: Boston Trolley Tour

(For alumni participating in reunion activities)

11:00am (approx)

Phase I Recessional

11:15am (approx)

Phase II, Fletcher Commencement ceremony - Tent on Fletcher field

(For graduating students who will receive degrees or are approved to march, guests, alumni, and Fletcher community members)

Ceremony includes the entrance processional, Dean’s welcome, remarks by two graduating students selected by their peers, awarding of the Paddock prize for excellence in teaching to a member of the faculty selected by the students, address by the Paddock award recipient, the individual awarding of Fletcher diplomas and PhD hooding, recessional.

1:00pm
(approx)

Fletcher Commencement Reception - Tent on Fletcher field

(For all members of the Class of 2014, guests, alumni, and Fletcher community members)

*The Class of 2014 includes both graduating students who will march and receive degrees and those who are members of the class but who have not yet completed all degree requirements. Members of the Class of 2014 who will not receive degrees are still encouraged to march in the Saturday Class Day ceremony as well as the All University Commencement (Phase I) on Sunday morning. During Phase II, Fletcher Commencement (11:15 on Sunday), only those who will be receiving their degree or have permission are able to march. Permission to march without completing all degree requirements is as follows: For those in the MA or LLM degree program, no more than one degree requirement can be outstanding. For those in the MALD or MIB degree programs, no more than two degree requirements can be outstanding.