Information for Faculty and Staff
Thank you for supporting our graduates during this momentous occasion! Our graduates are always pleased to see those who have defined so much of their Goodwin College experience join them on this special day.
Here are some things you need to know for our graduates’ big day:
Faculty and staff are asked to park at Pent Road or CTRA.
Check-in and a breakfast reception for faculty and staff only will begin at 8:00 a.m. outside of the Hoffman Family Library. For staff: please wear your blue Goodwin College nametag. For faculty: please come dressed in your regalia if you are participating in the faculty procession at the ceremony.
Duration of Ceremony
The 2016 Commencement will be held outdoors on the Goodwin green under a large white tent. The ceremony begins at 10:00 am and will be approximately three hours. Out of respect for all graduates, faculty and staff are asked to stay for the entire ceremony. We allow recognition of the moment with clapping; however, we ask that it be kept to a minimum in consideration of each graduate.
Staff will not be processing in, but a reserved seating section will be available for employees.
Please join us at Carmine’s Bar, Grill & Stage on 389 Main St., East Hartford immediately following the commencement ceremony. Appetizers and one beverage ticket will be provided for every Goodwin College employee. Beverage tickets will be distributed at the door.