[Parentsgroup-list] Information from Garth McCavana re: graduation tickets

Susannah Rose rose at fas.harvard.edu
Mon Mar 29 16:14:42 EDT 2010

Hello parents,
Given the multiple requests for extra graduation tickets, I asked Dean Garth
McCavana if there was any formal way to get more tickets. Although there is
not, he did provide the following information regarding children attending
their parents' graduation ceremony, and the "baby diplomas." See below
(forwarded with permission).

Hope this helps -- it seems that children can participate without tickets.

Let me know if you have any questions.


----- Forwarded message from Garth McCavana <mccavana at fas.harvard.edu> -----
    Date: Mon, 29 Mar 2010 15:27:20 -0400
    From: Garth McCavana <mccavana at fas.harvard.edu>
Reply-To: Garth McCavana <mccavana at fas.harvard.edu>
 Subject: Re: graduation tickets
      To: Susannah Rose <rose at fas.harvard.edu>


Unfortunately, there isn't a waiting list for additional tickets for
Sanders. We are already over capacity as regards the Sanders ceremony. What
we do offer, however, is the ability for children to walk across the stage
with their parent and receive what we call a "baby diploma" that states that
they accompanied their parent to Commencement. Children can participate in
this part of the ceremony without tickets.  We've formalized the baby
diploma process this year so that students can indicate on their ticket
forms whether they'll have a child receiving a baby diploma.  We don't limit
the number of children that can participate.

I hope that this helps somewhat. Please let me know if you have any more



On Mon, Mar 29, 2010 at 12:55 PM, Susannah Rose <rose at fas.harvard.edu>wrote:

> Garth,
> I hope that you are well.
> There are several grad parents who would like to bring their children to
> the
> ceremony -- however, as I remember, they need to have tickets for the
> children.
> Is there a way for these grad student parents to obtain more tickets? They
> are
> trying informal methods, but is there a formal waiting list or some other
> option?
> Best,
> Susannah (Chair, GSAS Graduate Students Parents Group)
> Susannah Rose, MS, MSW
> PhD Candidate, Health Policy Program
> Harvard University
> rose at fas.harvard.edu

Garth McCavana
Dean for Student Affairs
GSAS, Harvard University
Holyoke Center 350
1350 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138

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