Schedule of Events Friday, May 17 11:30 a.m. Rehearsal for the Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony in the Henninger Athletic Center (rehearsal is required for all undergraduate students participating in the ceremony on Sunday, May 20) 6 p.m. Graduate Student Commencement Ceremony in the Henninger Athletic Center All overdue bills (i.e. library, parking, alcohol and health services fines, Polney loans) must be settled by this time. Saturday, May 18 2 p.m. Senior Honors Convocation in the Panasci Family Chapel 4 p.m. Senior Honors Convocation Reception in the tent located in the quad outside the Panasci Family Chapel 4:15 p.m. Children of Alumni Photo in lobby of the Henninger Athletic Center. 5:00 p.m. Baccalaureate Mass in the Henninger Athletic Center. The Baccalaureate (graduation) Mass is celebrated each year as part of Le Moyne’s Commencement weekend. It is an opportunity to pause and reflect upon the many blessings God has bestowed upon the graduates and to pray for them as they begin the next chapter of their lives. Members of the Senior Class are invited to help plan the liturgy by offering suggestions for music, homilist and class speaker. In addition, many seniors participate in the liturgy as ushers, candle bearers, lectors, Eucharistic ministers, singers and instrumentalists. All are welcomed to attend. 7:00 p.m. Baccalaureate Mass reception in the James Commons, located in the Campus Center, for graduates and their families. A plentiful variety of hors d’oeuvres will be served. Sunday, May 19 Admission to Undergraduate Commencement: No tickets will be needed for attendance at the 2013 Le Moyne College Commencement, which will take place at the Thomas J. Niland Jr. Athletic Complex on the Le Moyne campus. Sufficient seating should be available to accommodate everyone. 8 a.m. -- seating for attendees can begin 8:30 a.m. -- robing and line-up for Commencement begins in the tent on the Chapel Quad. 9:10 a.m. -- the procession begins Post Commencement -- Diploma distribution in the James Commons in the Campus Center Information for Visitors Will there be photographs available to purchase? Graduation Images will be taking the official photograph for all graduates at the upcoming ceremony. Visit their Web site to register and get additional information about ordering photos. Will I be able to purchase a DVD of the ceremony? Yes, DVDs of the ceremony will be available for purchase. The order form for the DVD will be printed in the Commencement program that will be handed out at the ceremony. How long will the ceremony last? The graduate ceremony on Friday, May 17 is expected to last roughly an hour to an hour and a half. Sunday's undergraduate ceremony on May 19 typically runs for approximately two hours. Where will I park? In order to accommodate the large crowd attending the 2013 Commencement, Campus Security has implemented the following parking strategy for graduates and those attending the ceremony on Sunday, May 19. GRADUATES Parking is available in the G-Lot (Townhouses) and the E-Lot (Harrison Hall); Shuttle service for graduates will be provided to the robing area next to the Panasci Family Chapel from the following sites: Le Moyne Heights at 7:45 a.m. and 8:00 a.m.; in front of Dorian’s Pizza – (534 Westcott Street) the corner of Euclid Ave and Westcott at 7:30 a.m. and 7:50 a.m.; Graduates wishing to be dropped off on campus, may be dropped off by using the Mitchell Hall Circle, located off of Salt Springs Road; Graduates are encouraged to car pool in order to allow ample parking for guests. GUESTS Parking for guests attending the 2013 Le Moyne College Commencement Ceremony will be provided on campus: On a first-come, first-serve basis. Parking will be available at multiple locations throughout the Le Moyne campus; As guests arrive in the vicinity of the campus, police and security personnel will be on hand to direct them to a designated parking area; Shuttle service will begin at 8 a.m. and will be provided both before and after the ceremony from the Campus Center parking lot (C-Lot), Dablon Hall parking lot (D-Lot) and from in front of Harrison Hall/ St. Mary’s Hall (E-Lot) If you require drop off service please park in C-Lot, D-Lot or E-Lot and use the shuttle service. No vehicles will be permitted into the main Athletic Center parking lot for drop offs. Due to the large number of attendees expected for commencement we would encourage carpooling wherever possible. What is the plan in the event of severe weather? The commencement ceremony will be held outside unless there is a forecast for severe weather – that which could potentially pose risk to an individual’s personal safety. In this region the most likely scenario would be thunderstorms with strong damaging winds, lightening and heavy rain. We will be monitoring the weather closely to determine if the severe weather plan will be enacted, and communicate that decision in a variety of ways. In the event that we need to move the indoors due to severe weather, the ceremony will take place in the Henninger Athletic Center. Graduates will be given five reserved seat tickets at the time that you pick up your academic regalia to use for guests. These five seats are for admission to the Henninger Athletic Center. If you have more than five guests attending, the ceremony will also be able to be viewed at the following locations on campus: James Commons, Curtin Special Events Room and LaCasse Dining Room (all located in the Campus Center), and Rooms 100 and 101 in the new science building. Is there a map of campus available? Click here to view the campus map. The Commencement ceremony will be held at the Thomas J. Niland Jr. Athletic Complex, which is comprised of the Anthony A. Henninger Athletic Center (#28) and the Recreation Center (#29). Are tickets required to attend commencement? No tickets will be needed for attendance at both the undergraduate ceremony on Sunday, May 19 or the graduate ceremony on Friday, May 17; sufficient seating should be available to accommodate everyone interested in attending. Do any local hotels offer special room rates? Le Moyne College has discounted rates at a variety of hotels near campus for Saturday, May 18, for our 63nd Commencement weekend. Four are near Carrier Circle, just off of Exit 35 of the New York State Thruway (located less than five miles from campus) and two are located on East Genesee Street (approximately three miles from campus.) When you call to make a reservation, you must tell them you are with Le Moyne College Commencement to receive the rates listed below. Most hotel deadlines are early April for Commencement. Don't wait -- make your reservations today! Courtyard at Marriott 6415 Yorktown Circle (off Carrier Circle) East Syracuse, NY 13057 (315) 432-0300 $129 rate DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Syracuse 6301 State Route 298 (off Carrier Circle) East Syracuse, NY 13057 (315) 432-0200 $104 rate will be honored until no longer available Embassy Suites Hotel 6646 Old Collamer Road (off Carrier Circle) East Syracuse, NY 13057 (315) 446-3200 $139 rate for king, $149 for double Genesee Grande 1060 East Genesee Street (near downtown) Syracuse, NY 13210 (315) 476-4212 $109 rate Cresthill Suites 6410 New Venture Gear Drive (off Carrier Circle) East Syracuse, NY 13057 (315) 432-5595 Parkview Hotel 713 East Genesee Street (near downtown) Syracuse, NY 13210 315-701-2600 $109 rate Other local hotels Candlewood Suites 6550 Baptist Way, E. Syracuse 432-1684 Candlewood Suites/Carrier Circle 6555 Old Collamer Rd., E. Syracuse 437-2761 Comfort Inn Carrier 6491 Thompson Rd., Syracuse 437-0222 Courtyard by Marriott 6415 Yorktown Circle, E. Syracuse 432-0300 Craftsman Inn 7300 East Genesee St., Fayetteville 637-8000 Cresthill Suites 6410 New Venture Gear Dr., E. Syracuse 432-5595 Days Inn Syracuse/East 6609 Thompson Rd., Syracuse 437-5998 The Genesee Grande Hotel 1060 E. Genesee St., Syracuse 476-4212 Hampton Inn Syracuse 6605 Old Collamer Rd., E. Syracuse 463-6443 Microtel 6608 Old Collamer Rd., Syracuse 437-3500 Residence Inn by Marriott-Syracuse 6420 Yorktown Circle, E. Syracuse 432-4488 Sheraton University Hotel and Conference Center 801University Ave., Syracuse 475-3000 Super 8 East Syracuse 6620 Old Collamer Rd., E. Syracuse 432-5612 Local restaurants Applebee's 3189 Erie Blvd. East, Dewitt 445-7000 Arad Evans Inn 7206 East Genesee St., Fayetteville 637-2020 Asti Caffe 411 N. Salina St., Syracuse 478-1039 Blue Tusk 165 Walton St., Syracuse 472-1934 Cantina Laredo 9090 Destiny USA Drive, Syracuse 476-1750 Carrabbas 550 Towne Dr., Fayetteville 637-7400 Casa Di Copani 3414 Burnet Ave., Syracuse 463-1031 Coleman's Authentic Irish Pub 100 S. Lowell Ave., Syracuse 476-1933 Delmonico's 2950 Erie Blvd. East, E. Syracuse 445-1111 Dinosaur Bar B-Q 246 E. Willow St. Syracuse 476-4937 Empire Brewing Company 120 Walton St., Syracuse 475-2337 Francesca's Cucina 545 N. Salina St., Syracuse 425-1556 Funny Bone Comedy Club 9090 Destiny USA Drive, Syracuse 423-8669 Gordon Biersch 9090 Destiny USA Drive, Syracuse 478-0990 Joey's 6594 Thompson Rd., Syracuse 432-0315 Julie's Place 770 James St., Syracuse 472-9528 Justin's Grill 6400 Yorktown Circle, E. Syracuse 437-1461 Koto Japanese Restaurant 9090 Destiny USA Drive, Syracuse 479-5686 L'Adour 110 Montgomery St., Syracuse 475-7653 Lemon Grass 238 W. Jefferson St., Syracuse 475-1111 Limestone Grill 7300 East Genesee, Fayetteville 637-9999 The Mission Restaurant 304 E. Onondaga St., Syracuse 475-7344 Outback Steakhouse 3112 Erie Blvd. East, Dewitt 445-2121 Pascale Wine Bar & Restaurant 104 Limestone Plaza, Fayetteville 637-8321 Pastabilities 311 S. Franklin St., Syracuse 474-1153 P.F. Chang's 9090 Destiney USA Drive, Syracuse 484-5159 Red Lobster 2965 Erie Blvd. East, Syracuse 445-1988 Ruby Tuesday 9090 Destiny USA Drive 466-1705 Rico's Ristorante 320 East Ave., E. Syracuse 432-1862 Saratoga Steaks 200 Waring Rd., Syracuse 445-1976 Scotch & Sirloin 3687 Erie Blvd. East, Dewitt 446-1771 T.G.I. Friday's 9090 Destiny USA Drive, Syracuse 470-0444 The Melting Pot 9090 Destinye USA Drive, Syracuse 471-6358 Toby Keith's I Love This Bar and Grill 9090 Destiny USA Drive, Syracuse Uno Chicago Grill 520 Towne Drive, Fayetteville 637-8667 Will there be handicap parking available? There will be handicap parking in the A-Lot, located next to the athletic center.