CONTACT: STEVE PARROTT
101 Jessup Hall
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 335-0552; fax (319) 335-0558
Release: Dec. 18, 2002
UI winter commencement exercises set for Dec. 20-21
The University of Iowa will confer more than 1,200 degrees at winter commencement
exercises to be held Friday and Saturday, Dec. 20 and 21, 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, the College of Law, and the Colleges
of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Education, Medicine and Nursing. Tickets are
required for the Tippie College of Business commencement. The other 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. 20, 7:30 p.m., at Hancher
Auditorium. Number of degree candidates: 290. Degrees will be conferred by
Jon Whitmore, provost.
Henry B. Tippie College of Business: Saturday, Dec. 21,
9 a.m., at Hancher Auditorium. Number of degree candidates: 215. Degrees will
be conferred by Phillip Jones, vice president for student services and dean
Colleges of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Education. Medicine and Nursing:
Dec. 21, 10 a.m., at Carver Hawkeye Arena. Number of degree candidates: 680.
Interim president Willard L. Boyd will confer degrees.
College of Engineering: Saturday, Dec. 21, noon, Clapp
Recital Hall. Number of degree candidates: 55. David Skorton, vice president
for research and external relations, will confer degrees.
College of Law: Saturday, Dec. 21, 10:30 a.m., Boyd Law
Building. Number of degree candidates: 27. Mark Schantz, general counsel,
will confer the degrees.
Graduates and guests with physical disabilities who need special accommodations
to attend the ceremony are encouraged to make arrangements in advance by calling