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Last-minute Commencement reminders

May 20, 2021

A Message from Dean Cooley

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In this message: Last-minute Commencement reminders

Dear graduate students,

I hope you are looking forward to Commencement this Sunday, May 23 at 10 a.m. By all reports, Old Campus is looking especially beautiful and if the weather holds, we anticipate a lovely ceremony with President Salovey, Provost Strobel, and Professor Iwasaki. As we are just three days away, here are some reminders:

  • Tomorrow (Friday, May 21) is the final day to get a COVID test in order to attend Commencement. All attendees, even those who have already been vaccinated, need to have a negative test result before coming to the event. You can schedule an appointment with this link to the screening program.
  • Arrive early — gates will open at 9:15 a.m. and close at 9:50 a.m.
  • At the moment, very warm weather is predicted. Hydrate before you come, and don’t forget your sunscreen!
  • You can enter from Phelps Gate or the High Street Gate, where your id will be checked against the approved attendance list for compliance with health requirements.

I look forward to seeing you on Sunday morning.

Best wishes,

Lynn Cooley

Dean, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
C.N.H. Long Professor of Genetics
Professor of Cell Biology and of Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology