Commencement and End of Year Planning
Senior Academic Awards Ceremony
Sat, May 19, 2:00 pm - 3:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 19, 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Sunday, May 20, 8am - 11 a.m.
South Beach Field
Visit the Commencement page for schedule, hotel, travel and other useful information.
Celebrate Your Graduate's Achievement
2012 Senior Parent Giving Program
Each year, parents of graduating Eckerd students make celebratory gifts to the Parent Fund in honor of their children's accomplishment. The Parent Council is leading the charge this year with a goal of achieving 30 percent participation from 2012 parents.
When you make a gift to the Parent Fund in honor of your graduate, the Parent Council will send a card to your student notifying him or her of your gift.
You may make a gift online or contact Jan Ray '04, Associate Director of Annual Giving, at 727-864-8229 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information for Freshmen, Sophomore, and Junior Parents
Students must vacate residence halls 24 hours after their last exam. Residence halls will be closed to all but graduating seniors on Friday, May 18, at 12:00 p.m.
How to Store Belongings Over the Summer
Many students choose to rent a POD for summer storage. Empty PODS are delivered to campus; filled PODS are stored in a temperature controlled facility, and delivered to campus when students return in the fall. One POD can be shared by roommates. While Eckerd College does not endorse any one company, Hide-Away Storage in St. Petersburg is a popular option with students. If you have questions about the process of moving out of residence halls or storing belongings, email Justin Long, Director of Housing, email@example.com.