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  Commencement 2012

Graduate Students - Schedule of Events 

Friday, May 4

4:00 p.m.

Ceremony Preparation

Sewall Center, Level 3

Please note: Guests may not accompany graduates to the assembly area.

Master's Degree Candidates
Report directly to the International Suite, Level 3, Sewall Center, for distribution of name cards, caps and gowns.

Doctoral Degree Candidates
Report directly to Executive Dining Room A and B, Level 3, Sewall Center, by 3:00 p.m. There will be a brief explanation of the procedures for the ceremony.

Faculty & Staff in Processional
Report to the robing area on the second floor of Sewall Center, adjacent to the locker rooms.

2:30 p.m.

Guest Seating

(For special needs reserved seating, see special needs and the online request form.)

Sewall Center Arena doors open for general seating. Tickets are not required for guests, unless seating is requested in the special needs reserved seating area. Due to space limitations, strollers are not permitted in the arena. Families with young children who may become restless can watch the ceremony live via closed-circuit TV in the children's play area on the third floor, Pennsylvania Suite.

 3:15 p.m.  
Required Assembly

Graduates line up for the processional.

3:45 p.m.


Doors to Sewall Center Arena closed.

4:00 p.m. 

Commencement Ceremony

Sewall Center Arena Ceremony begins promptly at 4:00 p.m.

Post-Commencement Reception

Joe Walton Stadium Concourse
Avoid the traffic rush and mingle with faculty and fellow graduates before saying your last goodbyes. Light refreshments served.




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