CONTACT: STEVE PARROTT
5 Old Capitol
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 335-0552; fax (319) 335-0558
Release: Dec. 7, 1999
ADVISORY: COMMENCEMENT COVERAGE
EDITORS AND NEWS DIRECTORS: If you wish to cover
commencement ceremonies Dec. 17 and 18, please contact University Relations
(319-335-0557) or University News Services (319-384-0030). Here are some guidelines
designed to assist members of the news media while respecting the needs of
graduates and their families:
Hancher Auditorium (Graduate College: Dec. 17,
7:30 p.m.; Business Administration, Dec. 18, 9 a.m.)
Doors open one hour before starting time. Please
use the west entrance to the Hancher lobby. The door will be marked
and a University Relations staff member will be there to assist you.
No tripods, flashes or lights may be used inside
Hancher Auditorium, and no cords or cables may lie on the floor. In other
words, please bring your batteries and be prepared to shoot from the shoulder.
Photographers may shoot from the back of the
house or from the balcony. We ask that you be in position before the start
of the processional.
Carver Hawkeye Arena (Liberal Arts, Education,
Nursing: Saturday, Dec. 18, 10 a.m.)
You may park in Lot 46 (between Carver Hawkeye
and the Ronald McDonald House). If the lot is full, use other nearby parking
Doors open at 8:30 a.m. A University Relations
staff member and several other university officials will be available to help.
Full arena lighting will be used, so additional
lights should not be necessary. Flashes and tripods are permitted. Cords may
not lie on the floor in areas of any foot traffic.
Photographers will be allowed on the arena
floor until five minutes before the graduates begin the processional (9:55
a.m.). Security officers will make sure that the floor is clear at that time
and will keep aisles clear during the processional.
Photos may be taken from the perimeter or from
Press Row at any time during the ceremony.
Clean audio is available through the arena
system. Ask a University Relations staff member if you need help.