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Graduation Details & Live Streaming

Graduation Ceremony:  Graduation will be held on Friday, May 26, 2017 at 5:00 pm, at Cintas Center, Xavier University.  There will be no reserve seating.  Seating will be on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Any guest with special needs should see an usher inside the front entrance for assistance.  Please turn off or mute all cell phones prior to the ceremony. 

Cintas Center, Xavier University Address:  1624 Herald Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45207 

Graduation Arrival:  All graduating seniors should report to the Cintas Center’s West Auxiliary Gym entrance (R-1 parking lot) no later than 3:30 PM to prepare for lineup.  Commencement will begin promptly at 5:00 PM.  Music and slide show will begin at 4:00 PM.  Parents and guests must park in C-2 parking and enter through the south plaza entrance (main entrance). 

Valuables:  Graduates should NOT bring valuables, purses, cell phones, keys, etc., to the Auxiliary Gym lineup area.  Please leave valuables with parents/family/friends. 

Graduation Exit:  After the ceremony graduates will return to the Auxiliary Gym to pick up diplomas.  Graduates will then exit Cintas Center through the West/Auxiliary exit.  Graduates may then walk around to the front entrance to meet parents in the lobby or plaza areas.  Upon completion of the graduation ceremony, photographs may be taken in the lobby or plaza areas.  Only seniors and participating staff will be permitted on the main Cintas floor and within the auxiliary gym area. 

Graduation Dress:  Graduation dress is as follows: 

Ladies:  white dress shoes; dress/skirt; white blouse.  No shorts or dark colored dresses.  No lettering, stickers, or emblems on caps or gowns; no sun glasses 

Gentlemen:  Solid dark shoes and socks, full length dark pants; white shirt with tie 

No lettering, stickers, or emblems on caps or gowns; no sunglasses 

Student behavior In order to ensure proper behavior of all students and to ensure a professional and formal atmosphere, diplomas will NOT be in the covers distributed during the actual ceremony.  Pending acceptable behavior, students will be permitted to pick-up diplomas immediately after the ceremony in the Cintas Center’s Auxiliary Gym area. 

Diplomas:  Any student not participating in the graduation ceremony may pick up his/her diploma beginning June 1, 2017 in the Guidance Office.  To pick up a diploma after this date, a graduate must call to set up an appointment with Mrs. Mundy at 947-7401.  

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