Spring 2002 Commencements

Published: February 1st, 2002

Category: Memos

David R. Colburn, Provost

After conversations with deans, faculty and students, the president and I have decided to implement a series of changes in graduation with the long-term goal of having all colleges (or a group of small colleges) conduct their own ceremonies. Across the country, many universities have moved in this direction in order to provide a more personalized experience for students and their families.

Currently, the Colleges of Dentistry, Law, Medicine, Pharmacy and Veterinary Medicine conduct individual graduation ceremonies in the spring. This May, for the first time, the Colleges of Engineering and Liberal Arts and Sciences will be conducting ceremonies for their graduate and undergraduate students.

Please contact Steve Pritz at 392-9163 if you have questions or concerns.

The spring schedule of graduation ceremonies is as follows:

Friday, May 3, Evening Ceremony
Stephen C. O’Connell Center
Ceremony begins at 6:00 p.m.
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Saturday, May 4, Morning Ceremony
Stephen C. O’Connell Center
Ceremony begins at 9:00 a.m.
College of Education
College of Fine Arts
College of Health and Human Performance
College of Health Professions
(including all Doctor of Audiology candidates)
Colleges of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
(Graduate Students)
College of Nursing

Saturday, May 4, Mid-Morning Ceremony
Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Ceremony begins at 10:00 a.m.
College of Engineering

Saturday, May 4, Afternoon Ceremony
Stephen C. O’Connell Center
Ceremony begins at 1:00 p.m.
College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
School of Forest Resources and Conservation
College of Design, Construction and Planning
M.E. Rinker Sr. School of Building Construction
College of Journalism and Communications
College of Natural Resources and Environment

Saturday, May 4, Evening Ceremony
Stephen C. O’Connell Center
Ceremony begins at 5:30 p.m.
Warrington College of Business Administration
Fisher School of Accounting

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