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Medicine Family and Friends

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Commencement is an exciting time and we look forward to welcoming you as you celebrate with your graduate!

Ceremony Overview

Friday, May 10, 2 p.m.

The Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine Commencement takes place at Lender Court at the People’s United Center on the York Hill Campus, located at 305 Sherman Avenue in Hamden, Connecticut.

Graduates and their guests are invited to a reception immediately following the ceremony.

Commencement Day Order of Events

Doors will open to the People’s United Center one hour before the start time of each ceremony.


Parking for Commencement will be available at the York Hill parking areas. Public safety personnel will be on hand to direct guests to the appropriate parking areas including handicap-accessible parking areas.

Programs, photography, flowers and gifts

Commencement programs listing graduates’ names will be distributed at each ceremony.

A professional photographer will take pictures of each student as the diploma is presented; copies will be available for purchase. Graduates can preregister their own email or an email address of their friends and family and will be contacted as soon as their photos are available for online viewing and ordering.

For the convenience of our graduates, families and friends, flowers and university merchandise will be available for purchase in the lobby of the People’s United Center.


The procession will begin 15 minutes before the ceremony start time. The ceremony is expected to last approximately 90 minutes.

Post-ceremony reception

Following the ceremony, light snacks and beverages will be served at a reception in the Rocky Top Student Center on the York Hill Campus.

Consistent with university policy, no alcohol may be brought to or consumed on campus during the ceremony. To maintain the dignity of the proceedings, and in recognition of the importance of the day in the lives of our graduates and their families, we ask for your assistance with respect to our alcoholic beverage policy. Thank you for your cooperation.

Keynote Speaker

Pamela Wible delivers the keynote address

Dr. Pamela Wible

Dr. Pamela Wible, a family physician and pioneer in the ideal medical care movement, addressed the graduates of the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine, at 2 p.m. on Friday, May 10.

Tickets, Simulcast and Announcement Cards


The Quinnipiac Netter School of Medicine Commencement is not ticketed and will have open seating. The ceremony procession will begin 15 minutes prior to the start of the ceremony.


The ceremony will be simulcast in the hockey arena adjacent to the ceremony site. Tickets are not required for the simulcast in the hockey arena. Both the ceremony and simulcast arenas are in the same building and connected by a common lobby.

Announcement cards

Personalized announcement cards can be ordered through Jostens.


A professional photographer will take pictures of each student as the diploma is presented; copies will be available for purchase. You can preregister your own email, or the email of a friend or family member, and you will be contacted as soon as your photos are available for online viewing and ordering.

Travel and Accommodations

Please keep in mind, several area universities are holding their Commencement ceremonies on the same weekend as Quinnipiac. For this reason, please allow additional travel time when planning your arrival for Commencement.


Maintaining the safety and security of everyone taking part in our Commencement ceremonies at Quinnipiac University is of the utmost importance. To that end, certain items are prohibited at the People’s United Center. No alcoholic beverages, coolers, backpacks, large handbags, metal folding seat cushions, seats that clamp onto bleachers, noisemaking devices, mace or similar substances, signs, sticks or poles or weapons of any type are permitted. Neither graduates nor their guests may bring any of these items into the ceremonies.

Guests will be subject to visual inspection of person, bags and clothing that can conceal prohibited items.

Your cooperation is appreciated.

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