University of California, San Diego
February 18, 2004
Separate commencement ceremonies will be held on different dates at UCSD by the undergraduate colleges, the School of Medicine, the School of International Relations and Pacific Studies, and Graduate Studies and Research.
If you have a student who will be graduating this year, we invite you to join us as we host the 2004 Graduate Studies Commencement Ceremony. Details for the ceremony and celebration are as follows:
DATE: Sunday, June 13, 2004
TIME: 2:00 p.m. (approximately 2 hours)
PLACE: RIMAC Arena
If you wish to take part in the commencement processional, please arrive at the RIMAC Green Room (Level One) by 1:20 p.m. to change into academic attire. Instructions for assembling for the processional will be provided at 1:40 p.m.
RIMAC ARENA SEATING:
Department Chairs will sit on the platform. Faculty, Graduate Degree Candidates and Teaching Credential Candidates will sit in the chairs on the RIMAC Arena floor. Faculty Advisers will sit with their Ph.D., D.M.A., and M.F.A. candidate. Other faculty wishing to participate in the processional will sit behind the Teaching Credential Candidates on the arena floor. Guests will sit on each side of the Arena floor.
Please join us for a reception on the RIMAC concourse patio immediately following the ceremony.
Caps and gowns are required of faculty who wish to participate in the commencement processional or are presenting candidates for degree conferral. If you do not own a cap and gown, it is important that you contact the Bookstore at extension 4-7323 or http://bookstore.ucsd.edu/friends/cag/ to reserve your regalia attire. There will be a $20 late fee for orders placed after April 30, 2004. The Bookstore cannot guarantee the correct school colors on late orders. Faculty must arrange to pick up their attire at the UCSD Bookstore.
Parking will be available at various locations on campus including the RIMAC Arena vicinity. Campus traffic is expected to be significant -- please allow additional time for parking.
Please contact Carol Larkin (ext. 43614 or firstname.lastname@example.org) for additional information and to inform us if you plan to participate in the commencement ceremony.