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Commencement 2017

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New England College of Optometry will celebrate its 123rd commencement ceremony to honor the Class of 2017 on Sunday, May 21, 2017. To assist in planning for the event, the Commencement weekend schedule, tickets information, accessibility details, and accommodations suggestions will be updated as they become available. Please contact Commencement@neco.edu if you have any further questions or need more information.

Commencement Weekend Schedule 

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Class of 2017 Open House Buffet and Cocktails Reception
5:30 PM to 8:30 PM 
LOCATION: New England College of Optometry,  424 Beacon Street, Boston MA  
Buffet and reception will be held at the College for graduates and their invited guests.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Commencement Exercises
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM   (End time approximate) 
LOCATION: Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA


Tickets

Please check back for more information; Students will be notified via email in January (or sooner) regarding ticket reservations. 


Accommodations

For guests in need of a hotel reservation for Commencement weekend, you may view a list of local hotels at: http://www.neco.edu/admissions/visit/accommodations

In addition, NECO has reserved blocks of rooms at Boston-area hotels for our graduates’ guests:

Boston Marriott Cambridge

50 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02142
Blocked rooms are available the evenings of May 19-21.
Rate: $279.00 per night
Must reserve by: Friday, April 28, 2017
Call: 800-228-9290 to reserve.  Mention NECO Commencement Room Block when you call.  You may also reserve by visiting the Boston Marriott website.

Loews Boston Hotel

154 Berkeley Street, Boston, MA 
Blocked Rooms are available the evenings of May 19-21.
Rate: $349.00-$409.00 per night
>Must reserve by: Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Call: 855-495-6397 to reserve. 
Mention The New England College of Optometry Group when you call.  You may also reserve by visiting the Loews Boston Hotel website.

Fairmont Copley Plaza

138 St. James Avenue, Boston, MA 02116 
Blocked rooms are available the evenings of May 19 & 20.
Rate: $389.00-$429.00 per night
Must reserve by: Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Call: 617-267-5300 to reserve.  Mention New England College of Optometry Graduation Room Block when you call.


Photography

Professional photographers from Lifetouch will be taking class group photos, along with a photograph of each graduate as he/she is hooded and presented with the diploma.  These photographs will be available online for viewing and ordering here:   https://events.lifetouch.com/newenglandcollegeofoptometrybostonma


Videography

Students and their families will also have the option to purchase the Commencement Ceremony on a DVD or flash drive.  Students will receive more information about this via email in January.


Diploma Frames

For those wishing to purchase diploma frames, please visit their site online at:  http://www.usadiplomaframes.com.  The NECO diploma is 11x14 held horizontally (landscape).


For any additional questions, please contact the Student Services Office at NECO: 617-587-5621 or email: Commencement@neco.edu.

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