Commencement events scheduled for May 31-June 2--UPDATED 6/2/09--Commencement to take place outdoors as planned
**Commencement on Tuesday, June 2, 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 31-June 2:
• The Baccalaureate service will take place at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 31, in the University Chapel. The speaker will be U.S. Army Gen. David Petraeus, a Princeton graduate alumnus and commander of the U.S. Central Command.
• The Pan-African Graduation will be held at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, May 31, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall. Michael Eric Dyson, a Princeton graduate alumnus and the University Professor of Sociology at Georgetown University, will deliver the keynote address.
• The Latino Graduation is set for 7 p.m. Sunday, May 31, in the Chancellor Green Rotunda. The keynote speakers are Alexandra Vazquez, an assistant professor of English and African American studies, and David Abalos, a visiting professor of politics.
• The Class Day ceremony for seniors is set for 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 1, on Cannon Green (Jadwin Gym in case of severe weather). The keynote speaker will be "CBS Evening News" anchor and managing editor Katie Couric.
• The Hooding ceremony for advanced degree candidates will begin at 5 p.m. Monday, June 1, in McCarter Theatre. Princeton President Shirley M. Tilghman and Graduate School Dean William Russel will preside.
• The University's 262nd Commencement ceremony is slated for 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 2, on the lawn in front of Nassau Hall (Jadwin Gym in case of severe weather). Tilghman will preside and address the graduates.
Those interested in attending the Pan-African or Latino graduations, which are sponsored by the Fields Center, should e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call (609) 258-5494.
Admission to all other 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 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.
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 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 22.