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Release: Dec. 13, 2001

UI winter commencement exercises set for Dec. 21 and 22

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa will confer more than 1,500 degrees at winter commencement exercises to be held Friday and Saturday, Dec. 21 and 22, 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 and Sciences, Education, Medicine 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. Due to safety concerns, guests will not be allowed to take in large bags or backpacks. Also, security officials reserve the right to inspect purses and camera bags.

The schedule of ceremonies is:

Graduate College: Friday, Dec. 21, 7:30 p.m., at Hancher Auditorium. Number of degree candidates: 460. Degrees will be conferred by David Skorton, UI vice president for research.

Henry B. Tippie College of Business: Saturday, Dec. 22, 9 a.m., at Hancher Auditorium. Number of degree candidates: 210. Degrees will be conferred by Mark Schantz, general counsel.

Colleges of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Education. Medicine and Nursing: Saturday, Dec. 22, 10 a.m., at Carver Hawkeye Arena. Number of degree candidates: 750. President Mary Sue Coleman will confer degrees.

College of Engineering: Saturday, Dec. 22, noon, Clapp Recital Hall. Number of degree candidates: 60. Phillip Jones, vice president for student services, will confer degrees.

Graduates and guests with physical disabilities who need special accommodations to attend the event may call (319) 335-0296.