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INFORMATION FOR SENIORS
Seniors are requested to pick up their Commencement tickets in Sayles-Hill Great Space on the following dates during Senior Week: Tuesday and Wednesday, June 6-7, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Seniors are asked to pick up their tickets in person and must present a Carleton ID. If seniors are unable to pick up their tickets by June 7, they will have a chance to claim them on Friday, June 9, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Commencement Welcome table in Sayles-Hill Great Space.
Seniors are responsible for distributing tickets to their guests.
Senior line-up under the tent in the secured area will begin at 8 a.m.; everyone should be in place by 8:30 a.m. so the Dean knows who is participating. (Reminder: allow extra time to pass through security checkpoints prior to the start of line-up.)
Seniors will undergo security procedures similar to those encountered at an airport. In order to speed check-in through the designated metal detectors, we encourage seniors NOT to bring bags or electronic devices that might necessitate a hand search.
After clearing the security checkpoint, seniors should check in with their row marshals right away under the tent at the Bald Spot. Once checked in, seniors can enjoy a continental breakfast provided under the tent.
For more information about line-up, please contact Linda Luedke in the Dean of the College Office (507-646-4300).
A complimentary picnic lunch will be provided for reserved ticket holders immediately following the ceremony, outside the secured area west of Skinner Chapel.
INFORMATION FOR FAMILIES AND GUESTS OF SENIORS
FACULTY, STAFF AND THEIR GUESTS
ALUMNI AND GUEST
Seniors should pick up tickets for themselves, their family and guests in Sayles-Hill Great Space on Tuesday and Wednesday, June 6-7, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Non-senior students should pick up their tickets in Sayles-Hill Great Space on Monday, June 5, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. They are asked to pick up their tickets in person and present their Carleton ID.
Staff may pick up their tickets in Sayles-Hill Great Space on Monday, June 5, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Please have Carleton IDs ready. Tickets for retired staff will be mailed.
Faculty may pick up their tickets in the Deans Office beginning Monday, June 5. Emeriti tickets will be mailed.
In cases where seniors, non-seniors and staff are unable to pick up their tickets during the above times, Commencement tickets also will be available on Friday, June 9, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., in Sayles-Hill Great Space.
Alumni may pick up their tickets at any of the above designated times, or on Commencement Day, June 10, outside in front of Sayles-Hill, from 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Please have a form of ID ready.
Ticketed guests will be admitted to the Commencement site seats beginning at approximately 7:15 a.m.
Guests will undergo security procedures similar to those encountered at an airport. In order to speed check-in through the metal detectors, we encourage guests not to bring bags that might necessitate a hand search. (Reminder: allow extra time to pass through security checkpoints.)
Guests who leave the Commencement site and wish to re-enter will be subjected to another security check.
Guests Requiring Special Assistance:
Please contact Merry Hoekstra (507-646-4309) in the Office of College Relations, Leighton Hall, Room 225.
- Water and fruit will be provided within the secured area on the Bald Spot.
- Water stations will be set up throughout the Commencement site.
- Restrooms will be provided within the secured area.
- Ticketed guests suffering the effects of summer weather will be able to view the ceremony, via closed-circuit broadcast, from an air-conditioned location in Sayles-Hill Great Space.
- A complimentary picnic lunch will be provided for reserved ticket holders immediately following the ceremony, outside the secured area west of Skinner Chapel. Reserved ticket holders will need to present their ticket stubs to Food Service to pick up a pre-packaged lunch. Guests in the general seating area may purchase a lunch on site.
INFORMATION FOR MARCHING FACULTY AND STAFF:
Marching faculty and staff will line-up under the tent in the secured area.
Marching faculty and staff should be under the tent for line-up by 8:30 a.m.; remember to allow plenty of time to get through security checkpoints. (Reminder: allow extra time to pass through security checkpoints prior to the start of line-up.)
Marching faculty and staff will undergo security procedures similar to those encountered at an airport. In order to speed check-in through the designated metal detectors, we encourage participants NOT to bring bags or electronic devices that might necessitate a hand search.
Marching faculty and staff are responsible for providing their own caps, gowns, and hoods.
Marching participants who leave the secured area and wish to re-enter will be subjected to another security check.
Faculty should pick up their tickets in the Deans Office.
For more information about the procession and line-up, please contact Linda Luedke in the Dean of the College Office (507-646-4300).
Continental breakfast will be provided within the enclosed area of the Commencement site.
A complimentary picnic lunch will be provided to procession participants after the ceremony on the lawn west of Skinner Chapel outside the secured area. You will need to show your reserved ticket stub to receive your lunch.
LOCATIONS RELEVANT TO COMMENCEMENT PARTICIPANTS
Some of the parking normally available on and near campus will be barricaded in preparation for President Clintons visit. General parking will be available at the following locations:
The Carleton Recreation Center playing fields. Enter from Highway 19 just north of campus.
Street parking south of campus, from approximately 3rd Street and beyond.
Families and guests who arrive in Northfield prior to June 10 and park on or near the campus will likely be asked to move their vehicles to the Carleton Recreation Center parking lot by midnight on Friday, June 9 - if those vehicles are located in areas that will be barricaded for Commencement.
Information signs will be posted on streets to be barricaded in plenty of time for vehicles to be moved. Vehicles in restricted areas will be towed to the Recreation Center lot if they are not moved by midnight on June 9.
In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony still will be held outside on the Bald Spot.
Ushers will be prepared to distribute rain ponchos to all assembled.
We discourage guests from bringing umbrellas to the ceremony, to prevent delays in processing guests through the security checks, and to preserve the best possible sight lines for all.
In the event of severe weather, the ceremony will be delayed until the skies clear.
Transportation from the Airport:
The following companies may be contacted for transportation to Northfield and the Carleton campus. We encourage you to make your reservations in advance and confirm arrangements prior to scheduled arrival.
Airport Taxi 800-464-0555
Care Tenders 507-664-3859
Packaging and Mailing Service:
To assist with the volume of items that students have to send home, the College arranges for a shipping service to be on campus at the end of Spring Term. The service has a complete line of packaging materials and supplies for sale, as well as information on how to pack belongings for safe shipping. All packages are sent UPS; loss protection is provided for up to $50,000. All major credit cards (except Diners Club) as well as Travelers Cheques are accepted for payment.
The service will be on campus from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the following dates: Thursday-Tuesday, June 1-6 and Friday, June 9. On Saturday, June 10, the service will be offered from noon to 4 p.m. It will be located on the lawn between Willis and Scoville Halls. Information will be posted at various locations around campus. "How to Pack" brochures are available in the Campus Activities Office. If you should have any questions about this service, please call the Office of Campus Activities at 507-646-4462.
Because President Clinton will be giving this years Commencement address, family members will not be allowed to leave their seats to take photographs during the ceremony. However, we are pleased to inform you that we have arranged for a professional photographer from CHAPPELL STUDIO to take photographs of each graduate receiving their diploma. Five to seven days after Commencement, you will receive a free passport-sized, full-color proof in the mail. There is no obligation to purchase, and you will have the option of ordering from a variety of enlargement packages at very reasonable prices. Chappell Studio (www.chappell.com) guarantees complete satisfaction with your photograph package or you will receive a full refund, no questions asked. For more information phone 515-472-6892 or e-mail service @ chappell.com.
Commencement Videotape Order Form:
In cooperation with Carleton College, HYERS VIDEO offers a professional five-camera videotape of Commencement, which includes the entire ceremony, picnic, and a pictorial tour of campus. The video features many close-ups of seated graduates listening to speeches and receiving their diploma, as well as shots of "hugs and goodbyes" shared by graduates, friends, family and faculty during the picnic. Order forms have already been mailed with the Commencement Schedule of Events. If you need an additional form, contact College Relations (x4309). For more information about Hyers Video, call 651-704-0545.
Fruit and water will be provided within the enclosed area of the Commencement site.
Due to the large number of people attending Commencement and limitations on Food Service, picnic lunches will only be available to reserved ticket holders.
Guests will not be allowed to enter the Commencement site carrying objects such as wrapped gifts, radios, large key rings, or beverage containers. If you are bringing a still or video camera, it is recommended that you do not bring it in a case, which will slow the screening process.
Alcoholic beverages are not permitted.
The smaller the objects guests are carrying, the faster the security screening. Even items known to be safe will be scrutinized and will cause delays.
In consideration of those around you, please limit the use of pagers and cellular phones during the ceremony.
Carleton College cannot accept responsibility for storing items that are not permitted through security checkpoints. You will be required to return them to another area and return for additional security screening.
Your cooperation is appreciated.
Updated information will be provided on the Carleton College web site (http://www.carleton.edu) and by calling the College Relations toll-free number (1-888-202-3312). We encourage frequent checks.
Maintained by Marla Holt of the News Bureau
Last Updated: Wednesday, 07-Jun-2000 09:20:35 CDT