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On Friday, May 16, Brookdale will welcome graduates, family, friends, and distinguished guests to the College’s 44th commencement ceremony, in the Robert J. Collins Area. In order to accommodate graduates requests for tickets, Commencement is divided into two ceremonies – one in the morning and one in the afternoon – to give all our graduates the opportunity to invite multiple guests.

The morning ceremony for Associate of Arts Degree graduates starts at 10 AM. At the 3 PM afternoon ceremony graduates from the Associate in Science, Associate in Fine Arts, Associate in Applied Science and various academic credit certificate programs will be recognized.

In 2013 a total of 2,045 Brookdale students graduated with about 550 participating in the Commencement ceremony.

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