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Commencement events scheduled, June 3-5

Several University activities for undergraduate and graduate degree candidates and their families are planned for Sunday through Tuesday, June 3-5:

• The Baccalaureate service will take place at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 3, in the University Chapel. The speaker will be John Fleming, the Louis W. Fairchild '24 Professor of English and Comparative Literature Emeritus. He joined Princeton's faculty in 1965, two years after earning his Ph.D. from the University, and is well known for the undergraduate survey course he led on Chaucer from 1980 until he retired last spring.

• The Class Day ceremony for seniors is set for 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 4, on Cannon Green (Jadwin Gym in case of severe weather). The speaker will be Bradley Whitford, who won an Emmy Award in 2001 for his role as Deputy White House Chief of Staff Josh Lyman on NBC's "The West Wing."

• The Hooding ceremony for advanced degree candidates will begin at 5 p.m. Monday, June 4, in McCarter Theatre. Princeton President Shirley M. Tilghman and Graduate School Dean William Russel will preside.

• The University's 260th Commencement ceremony is slated for 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 5, on the lawn in front of Nassau Hall (Jadwin Gym in case of severe weather). Tilghman will preside and address the graduates.

Admission to all events is by ticket only.

The Baccalaureate service will be simulcast on a screen outside of the chapel as well as in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall; McCosh 10 and 50; McCormick 101; and Betts Auditorium, School of Architecture; tickets are required at the simulcast sites.

The Hooding ceremony will be simulcast in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall, and Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall; tickets are required at the simulcast sites.

Class Day will be simulcast in McCosh 10 and 50, and Commencement will be simulcast in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall; no tickets are required at these simulcast sites.

The ceremonies will be broadcast live on TigerNet Channel 7 on campus and on Channel 27 on Princeton cable television. They also will be webcast live and will be archived for later viewing at the same site.

Detailed information about the events, including parking instructions for members of the University community and guests, is available online. To ease traffic congestion, some University employees are being asked to park in alternate lots on Monday and Tuesday. In addition, employees who are not needed to perform critical activities associated with Commencement will be permitted to leave work at noon Tuesday. For details, employees may visit the Office of Human Resources website or ask their supervisors.

Media representatives must register for credentials by noon Tuesday, May 29.

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