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MEDIA ADVISORY: Commencement events May 8-9 at Vanderbilt University

by | Posted on Wednesday, May. 7, 2014 — 1:16 PM

PLEASE NOTE: Commencement has been moved to Memorial Gym due to weather. For more information, please refer to the Commencement Rain Plan.

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Commencement events May 8-9 at Vanderbilt University

Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos will give the traditional address to Vanderbilt graduating students during Commencement ceremonies Friday, May 9, preceded by a speech from former surgeon general Regina M. Benjamin, who will appear at Senior Day Thursday, May 8.

Senior Day will be held at 11 a.m. in Memorial Gym where Benjamin also will receive the Nichols-Chancellor’s Medal, one of the university’s highest honors, which includes a cash award.

Commencement ceremonies will begin at 9 a.m. on Friday on Alumni Lawn. Undergraduates will receive their degrees after the chancellor’s address, while graduate and professional students will adjourn for their own degree ceremonies at about 10:15 a.m. About 2,900 graduates are expected to attend Commencement. Degrees are scheduled to be awarded to about 1,700 undergraduates and 2,100 graduate students. Undergraduates will stay on Alumni Lawn to receive their degrees. The ceremony on Alumni Lawn will be webcast live starting at 9 a.m. at http://www.vanderbilt.edu.

Senior Day, Thursday, May 8 – Memorial Gym

Broadcast/Photography Media: A riser for broadcast media and print photographers will be located stage left about 70 to 75 feet from the stage. An audio mult box will be located at the riser.

Media Parking: A limited number of parking spaces for media will be available in Lot 64 located on 25th Avenue South on the side of Memorial Gym closest to the Vanderbilt baseball stadium. Note: Media parking is first come, first served and there will be increased traffic in the area. Please plan accordingly. Media attending should be prepared to show valid media identification/press passes to access parking.

Commencement, Friday, May 9 – Alumni Lawn

In case of inclement weather, the event will be moved to Memorial Gym on 25th Avenue South. For more Commencement information, go to www.vanderbilt.edu/commencement.

Broadcast Media: A mult box will be available stage right.

Media Parking: A limited number of parking spaces for media will be available in Lot 64 located on 25th Avenue South on the side of Memorial Gym closest to the Vanderbilt baseball stadium. Note: Media parking is first come, first served and there will be increased traffic in the area. Please plan accordingly. Media attending should be prepared to show valid media identification/press passes to access parking.

Contact:
Princine Lewis, (615) 322-NEWS
princine.lewis@vanderbilt.edu


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