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Release: June 28, 2000

UI undergraduates reminded to reserve tickets for commencement

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Families and friends of UI graduates will need tickets to attend undergraduate summer commencement. The ceremony, scheduled to be held 7:30 p.m. July 28 at Hancher Auditorium, is expected to draw a capacity crowd.

Ticket reservation materials were mailed to candidates for degree late last week. Students need to return reservation forms to the Office of the Registrar by Friday, June 30, and pick up their reserved tickets between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. July 19-21, from Room 1 (Window D), Jessup Hall.

Students are entitled to reserve up to four tickets. Students may request up to two additional tickets from a pool that will be distributed by lottery.

Students interested in participating in the ticket lottery should send an e-mail message to grad-analysis@uiowa.edu by June 30 with "UG Tickets" in the subject line. The message should include name, student ID number, phone number, and the number of additional tickets desired (maximum two). E-mails received by June 30 will be eligible for the lottery. Lottery participants will be notified by telephone prior to July 19.

Students living out of town may pick up their reserved tickets at the Hancher Box Office the night of graduation beginning at 6 p.m. Doors to the auditorium open at 6:30 p.m.

For more information, contact Diane Graber at (319) 335-0296.

The undergraduate commencement ceremony will be broadcast live on WSUI, AM 910.