Dec. 14, 2007
UI winter commencement exercises set for Dec. 21-22
The University of Iowa expects to confer 1,750 degrees at winter commencement exercises to be held Friday and Saturday, Dec. 21 and 22, following the end of the fall academic session.
Ceremonies will be held for the Graduate College, the Henry B. Tippie College of Business, the College of Engineering, the College of Law, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the College of Nursing.
Seats are not reserved and tickets are not necessary for admission. Doors will be open one hour before each ceremony. Because of safety concerns, guests will not be allowed to take in large bags or backpacks. Also, security officials reserve the right to inspect purses and camera bags.
The schedule of ceremonies is:
Graduate College: 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21, Hancher Auditorium. Number of degree candidates: 187 master's, 153 doctoral. Degrees will be conferred by UI President Sally Mason.
College of Engineering: 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21, Hancher Auditorium. Number of degree candidates: 81. Degrees will be conferred by Phillip Jones, vice president for student services and dean of students.
Henry B. Tippie College of Business: 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 22, at Hancher Auditorium. Number of degree candidates: 298. Degrees will be conferred by Interim Executive Vice President And Provost Lola Lopes.
Colleges of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Nursing, and Education: 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 22, Carver Hawkeye Arena. Number of degree candidates: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (which includes College of Education students), 839; College of Nursing, 98. Degrees will be conferred by UI President Sally Mason.
College of Law: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 22, Boyd Law Building, Levitt Auditorium. Number of degree candidates: 21. Degrees will be conferred by UI General Counsel Marc Mills.
The Tippie School of Management (MBA program) will host a graduation celebration for its 76 degree candidates at the Coralville Marriott Hotel and Conference Center at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14.
The Carver College of Medicine has four undergraduate candidates and one M.D. candidate.
UITV will present a live broadcast of most commencement ceremonies, except for the College of Law and MBA program, on local cable TV. UITV will also have a live Web stream of the ceremonies, which will be archived on the Web for on-demand playback. For a complete schedule and archive links see http://www.its.uiowa.edu/tns/uitvschedule/Commencement.htm.
For more information and details on each college's commencement, see http://www.registrar.uiowa.edu/commencement/.
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