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Iowa City IA 52242
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UI students encouraged to 'Graduate With Class'
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Creating an atmosphere of dignity and courtesy at
commencement exercises is the goal of a University of Iowa campaign called
"Graduate With Class."
"Commencement is a proud moment for students, their families and
friends. We hope that a spirit of pride and mutual respect will encourage
all of our students to honor this occasion," says Phillip E. Jones,
vice president for student services.
Candidates participating in commencement exercises Friday and Saturday,
Dec. 18 and 19 are being asked to cooperate with the "Graduate With
Class" campaign through courteous conduct and by dressing appropriately.
Alcoholic beverages will not be allowed, and intoxicated students will
not be permitted to participate in the ceremony.
"We have high expectations that candidates for graduation will
cooperate in making this a special occasion for all," Jones says,
adding, "After recent graduation ceremonies, family members and guests
have expressed their appreciation for the sense of dignity and pride displayed
by our graduates."