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Graduation - December

Doane College hosts a December graduation ceremony for graduate students in the following programs:

  • Master of Arts in Counseling
  • Master of Arts in Management
  • Master of Education

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Date, Time and Location

Sunday, December 15, 2013, 1:00 pm
Crete Campus, Haddix Recreational and Athletic Center



Master of Arts in Counseling and Master of Arts in Management graduates:  pay a $50 graduation fee to Doane.  This fee is due regardless of your participation in ceremonies, and will be applied to your account by the Business Office. It covers the cost of your regalia and diploma.  Gowns can be picked up at the graduates home campus location - Lincoln or Grand Island.

Master of Education graduates:  order cap, gown, and hood online from The website is only available during specific periods prior to graduation. Information on how to navigate the site will be sent close to graduation time. Jostens ships gowns directly to your home address. The cost is approximately $40.


Account balances must be paid-in-full (including promissory notes) the Thursday prior to graduation for graduates to receive their diploma at the ceremony.  Accounts that are not PAID in FULL will receive an empty portfolio during Commencement. Diplomas are sent when accounts are paid and requirements are completed.  

Contact the business office in Crete at 800.333.6263 for more details.

WHO graduates

Students that have completed graduation requirements for the current year in one of the following months:

  • August (and have not already participated in the May graduation ceremony)
  • October
  • December

inviting GUESTS

You may bring as many guests as you wish. The Haddix Recreational and Athletic center seats 1200.  Please advise your guests to arrive 30 minutes prior to the ceremony or earlier. Early arrival assures a better chance for a good parking place and the best seat for the ceremony.  Haddix Recreational and Athletic Center is handicap accessible, and special seating will be offered for those in wheelchairs.


Graduates should arrive on the Crete campus no later than 12:15 p.m. the day of commencement. You are expected to line up for commencement outside the Men's and Women's locker rooms on the North side of the Haddix Recreational and Athletic center. Graduation begins promptly at 1:00 p.m. and will last an hour.  Winter coats can be left in the locker rooms or given to family members in attendance.

directions & PARKING

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There are over 900 parking spots on campus. Parking is available throughout, but is most conveniently located within:

  1. Parking lot I - in front of Haddix Recreation and Athletic Center (building #14)
  2. Parking lot J - in the adjacent lot south of Haddix (the Den)
  3. Parking lot G - in front of Fuhrer Field House (building #5) 

View the campus map for parking destinations.


Planning an event in December, in Nebraska, is difficult knowing there is the potential of snow.  If the weather is severe, and roads are impassable, a decision about postponing the ceremony will be made by 7am Sunday morning and will be posted on Doane's home page.