CONTACT: STEVE PARROTT
5 Old Capitol
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 335-0557; fax (319) 335-0558
Release: May 7, 1999
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
Jones, UI vice president for student services.
Candidates participating in spring commencement exercises
the weekend of May 14-16 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."