To: All Graduating Students
From: Caltech Commencement
Date: June 12, 2023
Re: Important Commencement Information
Caltech's Commencement ceremony is scheduled for this Friday, June 16, at 10 a.m. Please review these important reminders before the big day:
GRADUATING STUDENT ARRIVAL TIME: Candidates participating in Commencement are expected to reach their specified marshaling and lineup sites around Caltech Hall Pond, dressed in cap and gown, and check in no later than 8:45 a.m. on Friday morning.
Bachelor's candidates should meet in front of Parsons-Gates at 8:45 a.m. for the class photo before going to the marshaling area. The Commencement exercises will begin promptly at 10 a.m. Latecomers may not be included in the processional.
MARSHALING LOCATIONS: The event map denotes the specific marshaling locations for candidates by degree:
- BS Candidates: Section A (along the covered walk south of Parsons-Gates)
- MS and Engineer's Candidates: Section B (along the covered walk at the south end of the bridge across the reflecting pool)
- PhD Candidates: Section C (along the covered walk north of East Bridge, behind the M.S. and Engineer's candidates)
PROCESSIONAL INSTRUCTIONS: Detailed instructions on the processional and process for conferring degrees is available below by degree. Please review this information in advance of the ceremony:
PROHIBITED ITEMS: Graduating students are prohibited from carrying purses, backpacks, or other personal items with them during the processional. All phones must be on silent and placed in pockets, out of sight. Please note that water bottles will be placed in advance at students' seats in the ceremony site.
CALTECH STORE: For last minute purchases and regalia pick up, the Caltech Store will open on the day of Commencement at 8:00 a.m.
GUEST CHECK IN AND SEATING: Tickets are not required for your friends and family to attend Caltech's Commencement, but seating is limited and only available on a first-come, first-served basis. More information for event guests is available on the Commencement website.
The Commencement website also contains important information for this year's ceremony, including:
- The schedule of events and activities surrounding Commencement, including cap and gown photo opportunities
- The 2023 event map
- Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
- Accessibility information
Please thoroughly review this email and the Commencement website and share the relevant information with those friends and family attending.
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