The Spring 2009 Commencement Ceremony will be held in the James H. Hilton Coliseum, on Saturday, May 9, 2009, at 1:30 p.m. Ticket Information The Processional Tickets will not be required for admission to the Ceremony. Candidates will march into the coliseum side-by-side (two-by- two). Students will be lined up in pairs in the college line-up Caps and Gowns areas and will proceed to the candidate seating area in this You are required to wear a black cap and gown to the ceremony. order. If you wish to be seated by a particular person during You may purchase a cap and gown from the University Bookstore the ceremony, you may want to have a partner chosen prior to (Memorial Union). You should not wear a corsage with your cap arriving at Hilton Coliseum. and gown. The processional, lead by your college dean, will begin at 1:30 Your cap should be worn level, not tilted, with the tassel on the p.m. You will be lead to your seat by a marshal. Please be seated right side during the processional. Decorations on caps may be when you reach your seat. At the end of the processional, please conﬁscated. Your gown should hang freely from the shoulders; stand for the color guard and The Star Spangled Banner. After appropriate business clothing should be worn under your gown. the anthem, you will be instructed to be seated. Please, no tennis shoes or ﬂip ﬂops. Caps should be worn during the processional and while degrees Arriving at Hilton Coliseum are being conferred. Feel free to either remove or retain your cap Plan to arrive at the Coliseum at 12:45 p.m. during those portions of the ceremony when you are seated. Upon arrival at Hilton, please go directly to your line-up area and Conferring of Degrees check in with Registrar’s staff. See map on reverse side to locate Candidates will be led to the stage by a marshal and will be your college lineup area. Do not take a commencement program instructed when to begin crossing the stage. Proceed to center at the entrance; we will have one for you on your chair. stage to shake hands with the president or provost and receive your diploma cover. Jolesch Photography will take your Leave purses and other valuables with family or friends. photograph as you are receiving your diploma cover. Exit the stage by way of the center staircase and return to your original The Ceremony seat. The ceremony will begin at 1:30 p.m. and end at approximately 3:30 p.m. Recessional At the end of the ceremony, please remain standing until the Bringing champagne to the ceremony, displaying signs, and faculty recessional is concluded. There will not be a student engaging in disruptive activities is prohibited. Staff will recessional. Family and friends are welcome to come to the conﬁscate any bottles or containers of alcohol. Possession of arena ﬂoor to greet you following the faculty recessional. alcohol may result in not being allowed to participate in the ceremony. Diploma Distribution Graduation requirements will be veriﬁed after graduation and Please turn off cell phones during the ceremony. diplomas will be mailed on May 28, 2009, to all candidates who have completed degree requirements. Photographs The lights in the Coliseum will be at full intensity for If your diploma mailing address changes, please contact the photographs. You are welcome to come to the arena ﬂoor after Graduation Ofﬁce, 210 Enrollment Services Center (formerly the ceremony for photos. Alumni Hall), by phone at (515) 294-9372, by fax at (515) 294-9925 or by e-mail at email@example.com Jolesch Photography of Des Moines has been contracted to take before May 22, 2009. your photograph prior to the ceremony and again as you are shaking hands with the president or provost on stage. Special Assistance Any graduate or guest needing special assistance prior to or Free color proofs of your photos will be mailed to you within two weeks following the ceremony. All photographs taken at during the commencement ceremony (elderly, wheelchair, commencement will be posted on Jolesch Photography’s public sign language interpreter, captionist, etc.) should contact Denise Web site at www.jolesch.com. You may view or purchase in 214 Enrollment Services Center (formerly Alumni Hall) or photographs through this Web site and are under no obligation phone (515) 294-0767, by May 1st to make arrangements. to purchase photos. Contact For More Information: Questions regarding photographs should be directed to Jolesch The Graduation Ofﬁce Photography, 2771 104th Street, Suite E, Des Moines, Iowa 210 Enrollment Services Center (formerly Alumni Hall) 50322-3812, or phone 1-800-833-6769. Phone: (515) 294-9372 Fax: (515) 294-9925 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Ofﬁce of the Registrar Over College Line-Up Areas in Hilton Coliseum (Spring Semester) Design (brown tassel) Business (drab tassel) North After entering, turn right and go to the After entering, turn left and go to the northeast side of the Coliseum. Check in north side of the Coliseum. Check in Restrooms Restrooms with staff outside of the entrance to sections with staff outside of the entrance to 112-112-213-214 on level 3 Bus Design sections 106-206-207 on level 3. H Sci X Human Sciences (maroon tassel) North After entering, turn right and go to the Stairs northeast side of the Coliseum. Check in with staff outside of the entrance to South sections 118-218-219 on level 3. Stairs Elevator X University Bookstore Cap and Gown pickup Restrooms Level 3 Restrooms (before ceremony) Main Entrance Red Room North Stairs Ofﬁces West Entrance Elevator South Restrooms Stairs West East Gold Room Agriculture and Life Sciences Note: You cannot cross from one side of the (maize tassel) Level 2 Coliseum to the other on Level 1 or 2. After entering, go to the stairs on the west side of the Coliseum, go down two ﬂoors to level 1. Check in with staff. AGLS North Stairs Entrance to Chute Coliseum Stage South Candidate Seating Stairs Elevator Restrooms Parking Level 1 South ↓ Scheman Building Located to the West of Hilton Coliseum Liberal Arts and Sciences Engineering (orange tassel) (B.A., B.L.S.-white, B.Music-pink, Students will line up in the Scheman Building (located to B.S.-golden yellow tassels) the west of Hilton Coliseum) and will process to Hilton Students will line up in the Scheman Building (located to the west Coliseum. Enter through the south doors and proceed to of Hilton Coliseum) and will process to Hilton Coliseum. Enter the ﬁrst ﬂoor lobby area. Check in with staff at the counter through the south doors and proceed to the second ﬂoor lobby area. on north side of lobby. Check in with staff at the counter on north side of lobby.
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