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Graduate School Ceremony

Spectrum Volume 18 Issue 25 - March 28, 1996

GRADUATE SCHOOL CEREMONY
4:30 P.M.--FRIDAY, MAY 10, 1996
BURRUSS HALL AUDITORIUM

Master's degrees, Certificates of Advanced Graduate Study, and Doctoral degrees will be conferred at the Graduate School Ceremony. Diplomas with be presented at this ceremony. Diplomas will be mailed to those candidates not participating in this ceremony. A photographer will take pictures of each candidate crossing the stage.

CANDIDATES FOR MASTER'S DEGREES AND CERTIFICATES who are eligible to participate in Commencement should enter the first floor North entrance of Burruss Hall (adjacent to Cowgill Plaza) by 3:15 p.m. You will check-in at this entrance and go directly to line up on the third floor of Burruss. The procession will begin at 4:15 p.m. Securing personal belongings may be a problem. Please use pockets or a waist-band bag if you need to bring personal belongings with you to the ceremony. Academic apparel is required. Anyone arriving late may be refused permission to participate.

Master's candidates will march by college in order of check in. If students wish to march as a department, they should arrive together at the check-in table in Burruss. Diplomas will be given to students who have responded that they will attend and who are eligible to receive them. Questions pertaining to eligibility to participate should be directed to the Graduate School (1-3035) and the academic department. A reception for master's candidates and guests will be in the atrium of Hahn Hall immediately following the ceremony.

CANDIDATES FOR DOCTORAL DEGREES who have met all requirements for graduation by April 29, 1996, are eligible to participate in Commencement. Doctoral candidates should report to the South Lounge of the Johnston Student Center (adjacent to the second floor entrance of Burruss Hall) no later than 3:30 p.m. Securing personal belongings may be a problem. Please use pockets or a waist-band bag if you need to bring personal belongings with you to the ceremony. Candidates will be hooded on stage. Academic apparel is required. Anyone arriving late may be refused permission to participate. A reception for doctoral candidates and guests will be in the atrium of Pamplin Hall immediately following the ceremony.

Major professors who will be participating in the hooding ceremony should arrive at the South Lounge of the Johnston Student Center by 3:30 p.m. Academic apparel is required.

ALL CANDIDATES FOR DEGREES should have confirmed their plans to attend Commencement by March 15, 1996. Questions may be directed to the Graduate School by calling 1-3035.

FACULTY members who wish to process in this ceremony should come to 400-D Burruss Hall no later than 4 p.m. Your participation is encouraged.

Recipients of graduate degrees who wish to attend the Undergraduate Ceremony on Saturday, May 11, will be welcome to process with the faculty. If you would like to process in this ceremony, come to the scoreboard end of Lane Stadium no later than 8:15 a.m. on May 11.

GUESTS/SEATING

Families and guests are urged to arrive in time to be seated by 400 p.m. The procession will begin promptly at 415 p.m. so that all marchers will be seated for the start of the program at 430 p.m. The ceremony is expected to last approximately one-and-a-half hours.