Carnegie Mellon News Online Edition: May 10, 2001: Commencement Weekend at a Glance
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Auberjonois to Give Keynote Address

New Building for Posner Fine Arts

New Science Labs for Doherty Hall

Honorary Degrees

Student Speaker Nitya Venkataraman

Commencement Weekend at a Glance

Commencement Ceremonies and Receptions

Professors Earn Top Academic Distinction

William Mullins a "Scientists Scientist"

Timothy Burritt Dies in Motorcycle Crash

India Honors Reddy

H&SS Outstanding Service Awards

Architecture Aims to Unify "Allied Fields"

Am I Who I Am? Art Exhibit to Open

East Campus Garage to Install Pay-as-You-Park

Art Students Collaborate

Stephen Schwartz Attends ACS Dinner

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Caps Commencement Weekend at a Glance

Saturday, May 19

8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.; 6 - 8:30 p.m.
Commencement Information Area

Kirr Commons, University Center (UC)

8:30 - 9:45 a.m.
Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society Initiation Ceremony

McConomy Auditorium, UC

9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; 6 - 8 p.m.
Cap-and-Gown Distribution

McKenna/Peter/Wright Room, UC

9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi Honor Societies Joint Reception

Rangos Hall, UC

10:15 - 11:30 a.m.
Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society Initiation Ceremony

McConomy Auditorium, UC

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Senior Honors Convocation

Gesling Stadium (rain location: Wiegand Gymnasium, UC) Seniors receiving university and college honors will be recognized and presented with honors medallions and cords. Caps and gowns are not required. Tickets are not required.

Noon - 2 p.m.
Commencement Picnic

Intramural Field Tent Graduating students, their families, guests and faculty are invited to attend. Tickets are required. Each graduating student is entitled to three free tickets to the picnic. Tickets will be distributed from 8 a.m. - 7 p.m., Monday - Friday, May 1-17 at the UC Information Desk. Students must pick up their tickets in person. Additional tickets are $12 per adult and $6 for children under age eight.

ROTC Commissioning Ceremonies Aerospace Studies (Air Force), Military Science (Army) and Naval Science (Navy)

Banquet Hall, Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall

1:30 - 3 p.m.
Legacy Reception

Baker Hall Patio
The Office of Alumni Relations welcomes all alumni parents and friends of this year's graduating class.

2 p.m.
Graduate School of Industrial Administration (GSIA) Master's and Doctor's Diploma Ceremony

Ceremony and Reception: Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall

2 p.m.
Master of Information Systems Management Diploma Ceremony

Philip Chosky Theater, Purnell Center for the Arts

4 - 6 p.m.
Carnegie Mellon Action Project (CMAP) Pre-Dinner Reception

Duranti's Restaurant. For further information contact the CMAP office at 268-2150.

5 p.m.
Master of Science in eCommerce Diploma Ceremony

Ceremony: McConomy Auditorium, UC
Reception: Grand Room, GSIA/Posner Hall

6 - 7:30 p.m.
Graduate Student Assembly Reception

Schatz Dining Room, UC. The Graduate Student Assembly hosts a reception for doctor's candidates, their friends and family preceding the doctor's hooding ceremony.

8 p.m.
Doctor's Hooding Ceremony

Wiegand Gymnasium, UC
Doctor's candidates will be recognized and hooded individually on stage. Caps and gowns are required. A reception for candidates, their families and friends will immediately follow the ceremony in Rangos Hall, UC.
NOTE: Doctor's candidates and program participants should gather for robing and procession line-up at 7:15 p.m. in Rangos Hall, UC.

Commencement Day, Sunday, May 20

8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Commencement Information Area

Kirr Commons, UC

8 - 8:45 a.m.
Baccalaureate Celebration

General Motors Dining Room, UC
The Carnegie Mellon Interfaith Council will lead an interfaith baccalaureate ceremony. Attendance is optional. Caps and gowns are not required. Tickets are not required.

8:30 - 10 a.m.
School of Computer Science Brunch

Perlis Atrium, Newell-Simon Hall
A brunch for School of Computer Science graduates and their families. Reservations are required. Please make reservations by sending email to Catherine Copetas at

8 - 10 a.m.
Various Diploma Ceremonies and Receptions

Various locations

9 - 11 a.m.
Cap-and-Gown Distribution

McKenna/Peter/Wright Room, UC

10 a.m.
Robing for Faculty and All Degree Candidates

Various locations on campus.

10:30 - 11 a.m.
Procession of Graduates into Gesling Stadium

Various locations across campus.

11 a.m. - Noon
Commencement Ceremony

Gesling Stadium

Noon - 5 p.m.
Cap-and-Gown Return

McKenna/Peter/Wright Room, UC
(Caps and gowns may also be returned from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday, May 21 in the McKenna/Peter/Wright Room, UC.)

12:30 - 4 p.m.
Diploma Ceremonies and Receptions

Various locations

First Aid

A first aid station will be available in the Athletic Training Room, first floor, UC. Hours are 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Saturday, and 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Sunday. If an emergency occurs call Campus Police at 268-2323.

Retail Services

University Shoppe, Entropy and the Art Store
The retail stores, on the first floor of the UC, will be open throughout the weekend. The stores offer art/office supplies, books, clothing, film, memorabilia, snacks and sodas.

Hours are:
Entropy (convenience store) 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Sunday

University Shoppe (clothing and memorabilia)
9 a.m. - 6 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Sunday

Art Store (art/office supplies)
9 a.m. - 6 p.m., Saturday Closed Sunday


Free parking is available in all campus parking areas on Saturday and Sunday. Metered parking is available on Frew, Margaret Morrison and Tech streets.

On Sunday, the first floor of the East Campus Garage will be available for guests with special needs. Parking attendants will assist guests from the Forbes Avenue garage entrance. No special arrangements are necessary.

Parking will also be available in the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) garage on the corner of Winthrop and Dithridge streets ($2 a day). Complimentary shuttle service will be available Sunday for transportation to and from the SEI garage and diploma ceremony sites.


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