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Dear MMC's Class of 2013 Family:
As we approach the end of the fall semester, it is time to start thinking about the closing events of your daughter's/son's undergraduate career at Marymount Manhattan College (MMC). To assist you in your planning process, included below is some important information. We are looking forward to sharing this special time with you at the upcoming Commencement celebration on Friday, May 24, 2013. In late April seniors will pick up their caps and gowns and receive their 4 guest tickets to Commencement. Additional tickets may be requested by students through an online form that will be emailed to them in April.
Please note that this will be the only commencement-related mailing we will be sending to the families. If you would like email updates, please send your name, email address and your student's name to firstname.lastname@example.org. Or you can check our website at www.mmm.edu/parents for additional updates regarding our MMC graduation.
Friday, May 24, 2012, from 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Broadway and 65th Street
Marymount Manhattan College's 64th Commencement exercises will be held at Avery Fisher Hall, located at Lincoln Center. Graduating seniors are required check-in at 3:00 pm. After checking in, graduates will not be able to see their friends and families until after the ceremony.
Guests will be admitted into the Hall at 4:00 pm. The procession will begin promptly at 4:30 pm. Students are allowed 4 guest tickets for this event, but can request additional tickets through an online form that will be emailed to students at their MMC email in April. Students will not need a ticket for themselves. Due to fire codes and policies, children over the age of three who cannot fit on a lap will not be permitted to enter Lincoln Center without a ticket. If any guests or graduating students require special accommodations, please inform the Student Affairs office by May 10th by calling 212-774-0750, or by emailing email@example.com.
Students who wish to order graduation invitations may order them through an outside company, CB Grad, at www.Cbgrad.com or by calling 800-433-0296. Order forms and information about pricing will be emailed to students in February.
We will be communicating all information related to graduation to graduating seniors throughout the spring semester via MMC email. Please urge them to check their email frequently. Information will also be provided at http://www.mmm.edu/current/student/senioryear/important.html. If you have questions or need additional information, feel free to call the Office of Student Affairs at 212-774-0750 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Receipt of this letter does not indicate your student's eligibility for graduation in May. Graduating seniors submit an Application for Graduation upon completion of 90 credits (http://www.mmm.edu/current/student/senioryear/pdfs/degree_application2011.pdf). After submitting the application to the Center for Student Services, Associate Registrar Ruth Falconer will send to the student's MMC email account, information regarding any outstanding requirements, which must be resolved by April 26, 2013 to ensure that the student will be able to graduate in May 2013. Only students who have a confirmed graduation degree date of Sept. 2012 (who did not walk in May 2012), Feb. 2013, or Jun. 2013 can be assured that they will be on our graduation email list.
Students with a Sept. 2013 graduation date will also be on our email list and may be eligible to walk at graduation this May, if they will have 6 or fewer credits to take during the summer. Such students should go to http://www.mmm.edu/current/student/senioryear/early.html to ensure that they are eligible and must complete an additional form (http://www.mmm.edu/learn/administrative/css/registration/pdfs/MayGraduationWalkApplication.pdf) to inform us of their intent to participate.
Graduating students who have received Federal Stafford student or parent loans must complete a required online exit counseling session before the end of their final term. The Center for Student Services will contact students via MMC email with information about completing this requirement. (Students with a Feb 2013 degree date were already contacted.) For further information, students should contact the Center for Student Services (212-517-0500). Seniors with outstanding balances to the College must see the Bursar in the Center for Student Services and clear any holds byApril 26, 2013 in order to pick up their graduation packets on April 29th or 30th.
DIPLOMAS, HONORS AND AWARDS
Because Commencement occurs less than one week after the completion of final exams, we are unable to process all grades to ensure students have successfully completed their course requirements prior to the ceremony. As a result, the Center for Student Services will mail diplomas once the completion of all course requirements is confirmed, approximately 60 days after completion. If a student needs a letter of degree completion, the graduate may contact the Center for Student Services at (212) 517-0500.
In addition, you may notice in the program in May that awards and honors are based on grades through Fall 2012. Summa, magna and cum laude designations will be verified and adjusted accordingly after spring grades are confirmed and final transcripts are reviewed. Should a student's status change or improve, it will be noted on the diploma and transcript.
OTHER SENIOR YEAR-RELATED EVENTS AND INFORMATION
For those traveling from outside of New York City, we have reserved a limited number of rooms at the Bentley Hotel from Thursday, May 17 – Sunday, May 20, 2012 and at the Courtyard Marriott from Friday, May 24 – Saturday May 25, 2012. Please know that you may be able to reserve less expensive hotel options on your own by going online to www.redroof.com, www.hotels.com or www.hotelsnyc.com. Please feel free to do so. We suggest you make your reservations early. We have also provided a list of hotels in New York at the end of this letter.
500 East 62nd Street
New York, NY 10075
For reservations, call 1-888-664-6835 and mention Group# To Be Determined (Marymount Manhattan College Commencement Room Block at the Bentley Hotel). The rates listed apply until April 17, 2012 or until the room block has been depleted, whichever comes first.
Single/Double $229.00 per night (1 or 2 persons/1 King Bed)
Double Beds $229.00 per night (1 or 2 or 3 Persons/2 Double Beds)
No rollaway beds; 4 people in the room is not allowed
* Rates do not include taxes of 14.75%, plus occupancy taxes of $3.50 per room per night or $5.50 per suite per night. All taxes are subject to change.
* Cancellations received on or after April 17, 2012 will be billed for all the nights booked (the entire duration of the program) and guaranteed with the credit card provided at the time of booking.
866 Third Avenue (between 52nd and 53rd Streets)
New York, NY 10022
For reservations, call 1-800.321.2211 and ask for the Marymount Manhattan College Graduation room rates at the Midtown East Courtyard by Marriott. You may also book directly online by using the links below:
For a room with one King bed, for $219 per night, please go to:
*The rates listed apply until May 3, 2013 or until the room block has been depleted, whichever comes first. Rates do not include taxes of 14.75%, plus occupancy taxes of $3.50 per room per night or $5.50 per suite per night. All taxes are subject to change. Individual cancellation 24 hours prior to arrival.
MMC SCHOOL STORE
For those interested in purchasing school paraphernalia for your graduating senior, items can be ordered online at http://mmcapparel.mmm.edu.
Class rings are available online at http://extranet.herffjones.com/college/rings. Rings will be on sale through Herff Jones in the Black and White Lobby at the College from 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm on Monday, March 11 and Wednesday, April 3, 2013.
March 11 -12, 2013
Students can get information about graduation and career preparation, participate in fun activities, and clear graduation holds on their accounts. More information will be emailed to graduating students at a later date.
GRADUATION PACKET PICK-UP
Monday and Tuesday, April 29 & 30, 2013 from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Marymount Manhattan College – Start at the Stairs in the Black and White leading to the Regina Peruggi Room
All graduating seniors must pick up their Graduation Packet which includes a cap and gown, as well as their allotted tickets for Commencement. Students will be informed of the availability of any additional tickets at that time. Students must pre-order their academic attire online by Monday, April 1, 2013 at http://www.oakhalli.com/MarymountManhattanCollege/.
We, together with you, look forward to a very productive Spring 2013 and to a beautiful commencement.
Carol L. Jackson, Ph.D.
Vice President for Student Affairs
Affairs and Dean of Students
Marymount Manhattan College
221 East 71 Street
New York, NY 10021
212-774-0758 - fax