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Release: Dec. 7, 1999

UI winter commencement exercises set for Dec. 17-18

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa will confer 1,400 degrees at winter commencement exercises to be held Friday and Saturday, Dec. 17-18, 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, and the Colleges of Liberal Arts, Education, and Nursing. The ceremonies are open to the public. Seats are not reserved and tickets are not necessary for admission. Doors will be open one hour before each ceremony.

The schedule of ceremonies is:

Graduate College: Friday, Dec. 17, 7:30 p.m., at Hancher Auditorium. Number of degree candidates: 414. Degrees will be conferred by Provost Jon Whitmore.

Henry B. Tippie College of Business: Saturday, Dec. 18, 9 a.m., at Hancher Auditorium. Number of degree candidates:165. Degrees will be conferred by Mark Schantz, general counsel.

Colleges of Liberal Arts, Education, Nursing: Saturday Dec. 18, 10 a.m., at Carver Hawkeye Arena. Number of degree candidates: 760. President Mary Sue Coleman will confer degrees.

College of Engineering: Saturday, Dec. 18, noon, Clapp Recital Hall. Number of degree candidates: 60. Phillip Jones, vice president for student services and dean of students will confer degrees.

Graduates and guests with physical disabilities who need special accommodations for the event may call (319) 335-0228.