Commencement events scheduled for June 1-3
Posted May 22, 2008; 04:38 p.m.
Several University activities for undergraduate and graduate degree candidates and their families are planned for Sunday through Tuesday, June 1-3:
• The Baccalaureate service will take place at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 1, in the University Chapel. The speaker will be Paul Farmer, the medical anthropologist and physician who founded the international charity organization Partners in Health.
• The Class Day ceremony for seniors is set for 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 2, on Cannon Green (Jadwin Gym in case of severe weather). The speaker will be Stephen Colbert, the Emmy Award-winning actor and writer and host of Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report."
• The Hooding ceremony for advanced degree candidates will begin at 5 p.m. Monday, June 2, in McCarter Theatre. Princeton President Shirley M. Tilghman and Graduate School Dean William Russel will preside.
• The University's 261st Commencement ceremony is slated for 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 3, 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 Class Day ceremony will be simulcast in McCosh 10 and 50; no tickets are required at the simulcast site.
The Hooding ceremony will be simulcast in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall; tickets are required at the simulcast site.
Commencement will be simulcast in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall; no tickets are required at the simulcast site.
The Baccalaureate, Hooding and Commencement 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. The Class Day ceremony will be webcast live only.
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 with supervisory approval. For details, employees may visit the Office of Human Resources website or ask their supervisors.
Media representatives were requested to register for credentials by 3 p.m. Friday, May 23.