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May 4, 2007

RELATED: For a full schedule of commencements, including number of graduates, see http://news-releases.uiowa.edu/2007/may/050407commencement.html

Advisory: Spring Commencement Coverage

EDITORS AND NEWS DIRECTORS: If you wish to cover commencement ceremonies May 10-13 or June 8, please contact University News Services Director Steve Pradarelli at 319-384-0007 by Tuesday, May 8. Here are some guidelines designed to assist members of the news media while respecting the needs of graduates and their families:

Hancher Auditorium (College of Pharmacy, 10 a.m. Thursday, May 15; Tippie School of Management (MBA program), 10 a.m. Friday, May 11; UI Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 11; Henry B. Tippie College of Business, 9 a.m. Saturday, May 12; College of Law, 1 p.m. Saturday, May 12; College of Nursing, 5 p.m. Saturday, May 12; College of Engineering, 1 p.m. Sunday, May 13; and College of Dentistry, 3 p.m. Friday, June 8).

--Doors open one hour before starting time. Please use the west entrance to the Hancher lobby.

--No tripods, flashes or lights may be used inside Hancher Auditorium, and no cords or cables may lie on the floor. In other words, please bring your batteries and be prepared to shoot from the shoulder.

--Photographers may shoot from the back of the house or from the balcony. We ask that you be in position before the start of the processional.

Carver Hawkeye Arena (College of Liberal Arts and Sciences -- CLAS -- including College of Education graduates, 9 a.m. Saturday, May 12; Graduate College, 3 p.m. Saturday, May 12)

--You may park in Lot 46 (between Carver Hawkeye and the Ronald McDonald House). If the lot is full, use other nearby parking lots.

--Doors open at 8 a.m. for the CLAS commencement, and photographers will be allowed on the arena floor until five minutes before graduates begin the processional. (In other words, they must be off the floor no later than 8:55 a.m.)

--Doors open at 2 p.m. for the Graduate College commencement, and photographers will be allowed on the floor until five minutes before a 2:55 p.m. pre-processional. (In other words, they must be off the floor no later than 2:50 p.m.).

--Full arena lighting will be used, so additional lights should not be necessary. Flashes and tripods are permitted. Cords may not lie on the floor in areas of any foot traffic.

--Photos may be taken from the perimeter or from Press Row at any time during the ceremony.

--Clean audio is available through the arena system.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Services, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 371, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500.

MEDIA CONTACT: Stephen J. Pradarelli, 319-384-0007, stephen-pradarelli@uiowa.edu