Commencement events to occur May 30-June 1--UPDATED 6/1/10
Posted May 18, 2010; 03:44 p.m.
**Commencement on Tuesday, June 1, will take place outdoors on the lawn in front of Nassau Hall as planned.**
Several University activities for undergraduate and graduate degree candidates and their families are planned for Sunday through Tuesday, May 30-June 1:
• The Baccalaureate service will take place at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 30, in the University Chapel. Guests must be seated by 1:30 p.m. The speaker will be Jeff Bezos, a 1986 Princeton alumnus and founder and chief executive officer of Amazon.com.
• The Pan-African Graduation will be held at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, May 30, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall. Imani Perry, professor of African American studies at Princeton, will deliver the keynote address.
• The Latino Graduation is set for 7:30 p.m. Sunday, May 30, on the Frist Campus Center South Lawn. Patricia Fernandez-Kelly, senior lecturer in sociology at Princeton, will deliver the keynote address.
• The Class Day ceremony for seniors is set for 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 31, on Cannon Green (Jadwin Gym in case of severe weather). The speaker will be Charles Gibson, a 1965 Princeton alumnus and former anchor for ABC's "World News."
• The Hooding ceremony for advanced degree candidates will begin at 5 p.m. Monday, May 31, in McCarter Theatre. Princeton President Shirley M. Tilghman and Graduate School Dean William Russel will preside.
• The University's 263rd Commencement ceremony is slated for 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 1, on the lawn in front of Nassau Hall (Jadwin Gym in case of severe weather). Guests must be seated by 10:15 a.m. President Tilghman will preside and address the graduates.
One graduation ceremony already has taken place: The ninth annual Lavender Graduation, sponsored by the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Center, took place Saturday, May 8, in the Prospect House Garden Room. The ceremony celebrated the achievements of graduating undergraduate and graduate students and of faculty and staff who support the LGBT community. The event included an awards ceremony and remarks by graduating students. The Lavender Graduation was co-sponsored by the Fund for Reunion, Princeton's LGBT alumni group.
Those interested in attending the upcoming Pan-African or Latino graduations, which are sponsored by the Fields Center, should e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call (609) 258-5494 by May 21. Admission to all other events is by ticket only.
The Baccalaureate service will be simulcast on a screen outside the chapel as well as in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall; McCosh Hall, Rooms 10 and 50; McCormick Hall, Room 101; and Betts Auditorium, School of Architecture. Tickets are required at the simulcast sites.
The Class Day ceremony will be simulcast in McCosh Hall, Rooms 10 and 50; no tickets are required at the simulcast sites.
The Hooding ceremony will be simulcast in Richardson Auditorium and Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall; tickets are required at the simulcast sites.
Commencement will be simulcast in Richardson Auditorium; no tickets are required at the simulcast site.
The Baccalaureate, Class Day, Hooding and Commencement ceremonies are scheduled to be broadcast live on TigerNet Channel 7 on campus and on Channel 27 on Princeton cable television. The events also are scheduled to be webcast live and archived online for later viewing at www.princeton.edu/WebMedia/. Streaming video of the events for iPhones also will be available on the WebMedia site.
Also, for the first time individuals attending the University’s Commencement activities will have access to a mobile website -- http://m.princeton.edu/commencement -- that provides general information.
To ease traffic congestion, some University employees are being asked to park in alternate lots on Tuesday. In addition, employees who do not perform essential services for Commencement will be permitted to leave work at 2 p.m. Tuesday with supervisory approval.
Media representatives have been requested to register for credentials by 1 p.m. Friday, May 21.