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MCPHS University Manchester Commencement


Congratulations to each of you upon the occasion of your graduation!

For many of you, this culminates a long and rigorous educational experience. It is a tremendous achievement. Commencement provides the opportunity to celebrate and honor your hard work.

Manchester Commencement
December 14, 2013; 10:00 a.m.
The Radisson Hotel Manchester

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The details provided on this site should answer most of the questions you have regarding Commencement. Should you require additional information, please contact Chung Yang at 508-373-5646.

Where you should be and when

Manchester Commencement
December 14, 2013; 10:00 a.m.
The Expo Center, the Radisson Hotel Manchester

Congratulations on your pending commencement! Whether you are planning on attending the ceremony or not you MUST complete the Commencement and Diploma Verification form.

For any questions regarding the 2013 Manchester commencement, please contact Chung Yang, the Administrative Assistant to the Dean of Students, at 508-373-5646.

Congratulations! This year's commencement ceremony will take place on:

December 14, 2013
Time: 10:00 a.m.

Students should arrive at 8:00 a.m. in the Grand Ballroom for refreshments and line-up.
Doors for guests will open at 9:00 a.m.

A reception for all graduates and their guests will immediately follow the commencement.

Radisson Hotel Manchester
The Center of New Hampshire
700 Elm Street, Manchester, NH 03101 

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Commencement Tickets

Tickets can be reserved through the Commencement and Diploma Verification form

The deadline to RSVP for Commencement is September 15, 2013; If you have any questions, please contact the Administrative Assistant to the Dean of Students, at 508-373-5646

Each candidate will be permitted to invite up to FIVE (5) guests.

Each guest will need a ticket to enter the program.

Note: You can choose to march in the May 2014 commencement in the Gillette Stadium when you can invite all your guests. Please indicate that choice in the form accordingly. However, you still need to fill out all the forms in order to graduate in December 2013. 

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Caps and Gowns

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Student order form

Faculty order form

Pick Up

Cap and gown pick up for graduating students is detailed as below (tentative), final schedule will be posted on this site and via email. Your commencement tickets will be packaged with your cap and gown for pick up. If you qualify for graduation with honors, you will receive the honor cords while lining up on the day of commencement. If you will be sending a fellow student or family member to pick up your cap and gown because you are unable to do so, that person MUST bring a signed letter from you with your Student ID number granting permission for the individual to pick up your regalia and tickets. That individual must also have a form of official ID (i.e., driver’s license) with them. 

Boston Campus (for Dental Hygiene graduates)

December 9, 10, 11, 12, 13
9:00 a.m. – 4:00
W106, School of Dental Hygiene 

Worcester Campus

December  9, 10, 11, 12, 13
9:00 a.m. – 4:00
Suite 413, Student Affairs, 19 Foster Street

Manchester Campus

December  9, 10, 11, 12, 13
9:00 a.m. – 4:00
Suite118, Student Affairs office, Brant Building

These gowns are not to be returned and may be kept as mementos of the occasion. 


There is no need to send payment for caps and gowns.

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MCPHS has contracted McCardinal Photo to photograph students as they receive their degrees.

Graduates will receive a commencement picture of shaking hands with President Monahan as well as a DVD at their home address, courtesy of the President’s Office.

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Directions to Commencement

Radisson Hotel Manchester Downtown
700 Elm Street
Manchester, NH  03101

Maps and Directions

Hotel Room Reservation

Should you need a hotel room for you or your family, please make your own reservations by calling directly to the Reservations Department at 603-206-4109 or by calling Radisson Worldwide at 1-800-333-3333. In order to receive the special rate, you must indicate that you are with the Massachusetts  College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences, or if making online reservations, use the group code of MCPH13. Individuals responsible for making their own reservations will be asked to guarantee for late arrival with a major credit card. Should the individual “not show” or not cancel by 6PM on the date of arrival, the individual’s credit card will be charged, or any deposit will be applied for the first night’s room revenue. All rooms guaranteed, are for one night only and not for the entire length of stay. 

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Vote for Your University Marshals!

University marshals from the faculty assist with student processionals at Commencement.  

We would like your input in selecting the faculty marshals. You may vote ONCE for ONE faculty member to serve as the marshal for your school. 

Cast your vote now! 

Please choose your school to view this year's list of eligible (full-time, regular) faculty members.


Carol Eliadi
Paula Bylaska-Davies
Bonnie Laurent
Tammy Gravel
Dottie Normile
John Rowe
Maria Rosen
Bonnie White
Karen Britt
Cynthia Heden
Lorraine MacDonald
Patricia Murray
Gerard Tobin
Danielle Yocom

Physician Assistant Studies

Steven Steiner
Carrie Walker
Nicole Dettmann-Quisbert
Clara LaBoy
David Fredenburg
Scott Richards
John Geary
Linda Martino
Roseanne Washington
Denis Robert

Dental Hygiene

Susan Jenkins
Christine Dominick
Kristeen Perry
Diana Chadbourne
Lori Giblin
Lori Rainchuso
Lisa Johnson
Linda Boyd
Jessica August
Lisa LaSpina
Robert Smethers

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Photo Submission for Commencement Slideshow

As a new initiative this year, to showcase your accomplishments and your gratitude to your loved ones, we invite you to submit ONE (1) photo of you with a quote or message. The picture should be in JPEG format with good resolutions (at least 7 megapixels). The university reserves the right to reject inappropriate pictures and/or messages. By submission of the photo and message, you authorize the release to include it in the commencement DVD or other publications. Please forward your submissions to Che Anderson at by November 7, 2013. Later submissions will not be accepted.

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Contact us!

Chung Yang
19 Foster Street


Pat Brousseau
1260 Elm Street
Suite 118


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