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Institution-wide commencement information: what you need to know

May 02, 2012

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Over the next several weeks, hundreds of visitors will come to campus to celebrate the class of 2012. In order to be helpful stewards for our graduates’ visiting friends and families, faculty and staff are encouraged to wear a gold nametag and be familiar with this essential commencement information:

College of Arts and Sciences

When: Sunday, May 6, 10 a.m. (Graduates must be at Fields Dining Hall in Templeton for staging at 9 a.m.)

Where: Griswold Stadium (Pamplin Sports Center, rain alternate

Commencement speaker: Martin Seligman

Student speaker: Paige Glowacky

Reception: Sunday, May 6, 12:30 p.m.- 2 p.m., following the ceremony on Frank Manor grounds or, if inclement weather, in Templeton Campus Center, Fields and Stamm Dining Rooms. Complimentary light refreshments.

School of Law

When: Saturday, May 19, 10:30 a.m. (Graduates must be at Pamplin Sports Center for staging at 9 a.m.)

Where: Griswold Stadium (Pamplin Sports Center, rain alternate)

Commencement speaker: Professor Neal K. Katyal

Presentation of the Leo Levenson Award: Timothy G. Wigington ‘12

Reception: A short reception will be held after graduation at the law school.

Law School Children’s Commencement Ceremony: In honor of the children of the graduating students, the Office of Alumni Relations and the Alumni Board of Directors present a special children’s commencement ceremony held immediately following the law school commencement. Family and friends are invited to attend this ceremony. Registration is necessary.

Graduate School of Education and Counseling

When: Sunday, June 3, 10 a.m. (Graduates must be at Fields Dining Hall in Templeton for staging at 9 a.m.)

Where: Pamplin Sports Center

Commencement speaker: Michelle Fine, Ph.D.

Student speaker: Elizabeth Parker, M.A. in marriage, couple, and family therapy

Reception: A short reception will be held immediately after graduation on the Manor House circle (or in Fields Dining Room, in case of inclement weather).

Live webcast

The live webcast will begin 15 minutes before the ceremony start time and conclude with the recessional. Events will be broadcast live via webcast at client.stretchinternet.com/client/lclarkadmin.portal#.

Parking

Parking is available in several on-campus lots but is prohibited in the local neighborhood. Campus safety officers and ushers will help direct traffic to open parking areas. Guests should allow extra time for traffic, walking to Pamplin, and finding seating. It is recommended that family and friends plan to arrive at 9 a.m.

Shuttle service

Shuttle service will be available from the on-campus parking lots to Pamplin from 9 a.m. through 1 p.m.

Special needs passenger check-in and drop-off

On the day of commencement, it will be necessary for a driver to drop off the special needs individual at the lower entrance to Pamplin and proceed to park the car. Please allow an additional 30 minutes.

  • Look for the signs that read “Special Needs Passenger Check-in/Drop-off” at the lower entrance to Pamplin and proceed to park the car (see location “F” on the campus map). Please allow an additional 30 minutes.
  • Enter at the Information/Campus Safety entrance of the college, located at Gate 3. (The gate will be opened for you.)
  • Follow drive to the left, to the lower entrance to Pamplin and look for the “Special Needs Passenger Unloading” sign.
  • If wheelchairs are requested, they will be available at the drop-off location. A family member will need to accompany the person in the wheelchair up the elevator to the main level and to the reserved special needs seating area.
  • After your driver has made the drop-off, he or she will find parking and then walk or shuttle back up to Pamplin (building #3 on the campus map).

 

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