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*** Important memo from the
Vice President for Academic Affairs
to the Candidates for Graduation 2014
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Graduation DVD

Commencement

Grad Information Fair

Giving Back & Getting Involved

 

Important Events/Dates

 


Commencement


Frequently Asked Questions


How often is Commencement held?

Neumann University schedules one Graduation Commencement Ceremony which is held each May. However, there are three graduation dates during the academic year [August, December, and May]. Back To Top

 

Who is eligible to walk in the May Commencement exercises?

Only students who have successfully completed all their degree requirements are eligible to march at the May Commencement ceremony and receive their diploma. Students who do not satisfactorily complete all of their degree requirements by the end of the Spring Semester may not, under any circumstance, participate in Commencement exercises.



When do I receive my diploma?

Students who have successfully completed all their degree requirements by the conclusion of either Summer Session II [August] or at the conclusion of the Fall Semester [December] may receive their diploma after they have been certified for graduation by the Registrar. August and December graduates who have already received their diplomas, but who wish to participate in the May Commencement ceremony are encouraged to do so . . . but . . . must notify the Registrar's Office by March 21, 2014.

 

All May candidates for graduation are expected to attend the University's May Commencement ceremony and will receive their diplomas that day. Back To Top


How are Graduation Honors determined?

A baccalaureate degree with honors is awarded to students who have earned a minimum of 60 academic credits, excluding documented prior learning, at Neumann University and who have demonstrated superior academic achievement in their respective areas of study.

 

   Summa cum laude is awarded to those students with a cumulative Grade Point Average from 3.900 to 4.000

 

   Magna cum laude is awarded to those students with a cumulative Grade Point Average from 3.700 to 3.899

 

   Cum laude is awarded to those students with a cumulative Grade Point Average from 3.500 to 3.699

 

Students who anticipate receiving Graduation Honors, and have completed 60 credits at Neumann, excluding documented prior learning, can check their WebAdvisor account to verify a cum GPA of 3.50 or above. Back To Top

 


How is the Valedictorian selected?

The Valedictorian is a graduating senior whose entire academic program has been completed at Neumann University on a full-time basis, and whose cumulative Grade Point Average is the highest in his/her class. The student’s involvement in leadership activities at the University and his/her community service are also considered in the selection process.

 

With regard to these eligibility criteria, students who have earned credits through either standardized examinations or through the University-sponsored evaluations listed below and who have, otherwise, completed all academic coursework at Neumann University are still eligible for Valedictorian consideration.

  • CLEP

  • AP (Advanced Placement as administered through ETS)

  • ACT

  • DANTES

  • ACE Recommended Credits

  • Challenge Examinations

  • Experiential Learning Portfolio Assessment

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Is there anything that might prevent me from graduating?
In order to graduate, you must have applied for graduation at the Registrar’s Office. You must also have completed the exit counseling for federal subsidized and/or unsubsidized loans at www.studentloans.gov (if you have ever borrowed) by Monday, May 12th, and all outstanding balances must be paid in full.  The Registrar’s Office and the Business Office will be open until 6:00 p.m. on the day of the Grad Information Fair for you to visit to be sure that any outstanding academic or business issues are resolved.


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What if I choose not to participate in the Commencement exercises?

If you elect not to walk with your Class on May 17, 2014, please SEND A LETTER OR E-MAIL stating that you will not be attending and indicate whether you would like to pick up your diploma or have it mailed to your home. The letter is to be addressed and mailed to: The Office of the Registrar, Attn: Judith Wynes, Neumann University, One Neumann Drive, Aston, PA 19014-1298. Deadline: March 21, 2014. If you send an e-mail, please address it to wynesj@neumann.edu and include the last four digits of your social security number. Back To Top

 


How do I get my Cap & Gown?

Caps and gowns are distributed at the Grad Information Fair. All degree candidates must check-in at the Grad Information Fair and provide their height and major. When this information is provided, students will receive their cap, gown, and hood. If you are not able to attend the Grad Information Fair, you may pick up these items in the University Store after April 10th during regular store hours. The bookstore is open Monday through Thursday until 6pm, and Friday until 4pm.  They will be open on May 3rd and 17th 10:00am to 1:00pm. Back To Top

 


What times are Baccalaureate Mass and Commencement?

The Baccalaureate Mass is scheduled to begin at 10:00 a.m. in The Mirenda Center. All graduates and their families are welcome to attend this wonderful event. The Commencement exercises are at 12:30 p.m. on the South Drive Lawn. Specific meeting times and parking instructions will be provided at the Grad Information Fair.
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Do I have to attend rehearsal?

Graduation Rehearsal will be held at 5:30 p.m. on May 16, 2014, in The Mirenda Center. All those who plan to participate in Commencement on May 17th must attend this activity. During this rehearsal, each graduate will be given a seating assignment as well as rain-tickets in the event that Commencement is held indoors. In addition, any student who has Graduation Honors will be notified at rehearsal. The Office of the Registrar will be open that evening to answer any additional questions. Back To Top

 


Will there be a professional photographer taking pictures when I receive my diploma?
Yes. Professional photographers, Kelly and Massa, will be poised to get two shots of each graduate; one in the procession line and another when he/she is handed their diploma. Each graduate will receive an email and a letter with a proof picture with the option to purchase their pictures.
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Where Can We Stay During Commencement Weekend?

If you have friends or family attending from out of town, you may want to consider one of the hotels listed below.

 

Best Western-Concordville Hotel
Route 322 and Route 1
Concordville, PA 19331
610-358-9400

Hampton Inn & Suites - Chadds Ford

40 State Farm Drive
Glen Mills, PA 19342
610-358-9540

Staybridge Suites
Wilmington-Brandywine Valley

400 Evergreen Drive
Glen Mills, PA  19342
610-358-2560

*Offers Neumann University discounted rate - please ask for details when making your reservation.

 

Wyndham Garden

1110 Baltimore Pike
Glen Mills, PA  19342-1060

610-358-1700

 

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites West Chester
1310 Wilmington Pike
West Chester, PA 19382
1-888-465-4329

*Please click on the link above for the Neumann University discounted rate.

 

Quality Inn
4 South New Middletown Road
Media, PA 19063
610-565-5800


Airport Waterfront Inn
103 Taylor Avenue
Essington, PA 19029
610-521-1400
*Neumann University Preferred Rate: $70.00

 

Clarion Hotel Conference Center

76 Industrial Highway
Essington, PA 19029

610-521-9600

*Neumann University Preferred Rate: $89.00

 

Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia Airport
101 Taylor Avenue
Essington, PA 19029
610-521-1200
*Neumann University Preferred Rate: $99.00

 

Courtyard by Marriott
21 N. Juniper Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
1-800-831-4004

Embassy Suites Hotel
9000 Bartram Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19153
215-365-4500

 

Philadelphia Airport Courtyard

8900 Bartram Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19153

215-365-2200

The Radnor Hotel

591 East Lancaster Avenue

St. Davids, PA 19087

610-688-5800

 

The Wayne Hotel

139 East Lancaster Avenue

Wayne, PA 19087
610-687-5000

 

Crowne Plaza Wilmington North
630 Naamans Road
Claymont, DE 19703
302-791-4604

 

Courtyard by Marriott
1102 N. West Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
302-429-7600

 

Homewood Suites
350 Rocky Run Parkway
Wilmington, DE 19803
302-479-2000

 

Inn at Wilmington
300 Rocky Run Parkway
Wilmington, DE 19803
302-479-7900

 

 


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Grad Information Fair

 

Frequently Asked Questions


WHEN:

April 10, 2014            3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Mirenda Center for Sport, Spirituality and Character Development



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Who Should Attend the Grad Information Fair?

Students who have successfully completed or are expecting to complete all of their degree requirements by May and who plan to participate in Commencement exercises should attend the Fair. Candidates must have applied for graduation for August 2013, December 2013, or May 2014.

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Who Will Be At the Grad Information Fair?

Academic Affairs will give information about what you can expect during Commencement Weekend as well as complimentary announcements.

 

Representatives from Alumni Relations and The Neumann Fund will be available to talk about involvement after graduation, staying connected with Neumann, and giving back through the 2014 Class Campaign.

 

Representatives from Career Development will be available to answer last minute job questions and provide resources to assist with your job search.


Representatives from the Office of Financial Assistance.

 

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What if I cannot attend the Grad Information Fair?

If you are unable to attend this event, you can pick up your materials from the bookstore starting on April 11, 2014. The bookstore is open Monday through Thursday until 6pm, and Friday until 4pm. They will be open on May 3rd and 17th 10:00am to 1:00pm. There is no guarantee that your size or hood color will still be available.

 

Complete Exit Counseling at www.studentloans.gov if you borrowed federal subsidized and/or unsubsidized loans by Monday, May 12th. You will not receive your diploma and/or official transcript unless you have completed Exit Counseling.  Please contact the Office of Financial Assistance with questions.



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For questions or more information concerning Grad Information Fair,
please contact:

The Office of Student Engagement
227 Bachmann Main Building
Neumann University
One Neumann Drive
Aston, PA 19014
610-558-5539
campm@neumann.edu

 



Giving Back & Getting Involved



Take advantage of the Neumann University Alumni Online Community

The exclusive ALUMNI Online Community is the place to learn what Neumann can continue to do for you after graduation. Stay in touch with classmates, share pictures of your adventures, your children or grandchildren, become a mentor, review the member directory, catch up on class notes, and start your own message boards. Stay up-to-date on the Career Management Series wokshops and webinars and all of the great alumni events happening throughout the year


2014 Class Campaign

 

Take Pride in Giving!  Learn how you can help the Class of 2014 break class participation records and display your Neumann pride on Graduation Day by participating in the Class of 2014 Campaign and wearing your Neumann Philanthropy Cord. For more information, please contact Stephanie Fortunato at fortunas@neumann.edu or 610-358-4252, or Bill Gusler at guslerw@neumann.edu or 610-361-5422.


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Important Events/Dates for Graduates

 

By Monday, May 12th
Complete Exit Counseling at www.studentloans.gov if you borrowed federal subsidized and/or unsubsidized loans.  You will not receive your diploma and/or official transcript unless you have completed Exit Counseling.  Please contact the Office of Financial Assistance with questions.

 

March 12, 13 14, 2014

Graduation Portraits

Bachmann, Room 109

Schedule your appointment now by logging onto Herff Jones’ 24-hour

scheduling site, WWW.OURYEAR.COM, entering school code 87153.

You can also call 1-800-OUR-YEAR™ (687-9327), during normal business

hours, to schedule an appointment.

Other Details:
When you schedule your appointment, you will receive complete information

on how to prepare for your portrait sitting and other pertinent information.

 

Thursday, April 10, 2013
3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Grad Information Fair
Mirenda Center for Sport, Spirituality and Character Development

 

Thursday, April 10th - Friday, April 29th
Financial Aid Exit Interviews
(You will receive information from the Office of Financial Aid)

 

Thursday, April 10th
7:30 p.m.
Student Leadership Awards Night
Meagher Theatre, Life Center

 

Friday, April 25th
7:00 p.m.
Academic Awards Convocation
(Recipients and their families will be invited)

 

Friday, May 2nd
Last Day of Classes - Day and Evening

 

Sunday, May 4th
Last Day of Classes - Weekend

 

Friday, May 16th
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Graduation Rehearsal
Mirenda Center for Sport, Spirituality and Character Development

 

Saturday, May 17th
10:00 a.m.
Baccalaureate Mass
Mirenda Center for Sport, Spirituality and Character Development

 

Saturday, May 17th
12:30 p.m.
Commencement
South Lawn adjacent to Our Lady of Angels Convent

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