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DETAILED COMMENCEMENT INFORMATIONMEMORANDUM
Class of 2009, Board of Trustees, Faculty, Administrators, Staff and Students
Michael Jinkins, Academic Dean
2009 Baccalaureate and Commencement ActivitiesHeld at: University Presbyterian Church, 2203 San Antonio Street
are provided at the end of this memo.
Regalia for Graduates
Cap and gown pickup
Caps and gowns will be available for pickup, upon receipt of the completed graduation checkoutform, from the Registrar=s office during the week of May 18 and until 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May22nd (details to follow). Note that gowns will be wrinkled and will require pressing.
Graduates can make arrangements for someone to pick up their regalia if they are unable to doso.
Cap, gown, and academic hood return (graduates are hooded during the commencement ceremony)
All items are rented by the seminary and
must be returned following the ceremony on the dayof graduation
to the library at University Presbyterian Church.
Failure to return regalia will result in a fine of $300 to cover the cost of the items, and a hold willbe placed on the graduate’s record.
Baccalaureate Service and Celebration of the Lord=s Supper
Saturday, May 23, 2009, University Presbyterian Church, 6:00 p.m.
All graduates are expected to attend
the Baccalaureate service, and all other students are encour-aged to attend.
There is no academic procession at this service.
Graduates and Faculty will not robe.
There is no assigned seating.
Childcare will be provided at the church during the Baccalaureate service for children age 6 andyounger only. Register childcare needs
no later than May 15, 2009
with Mona Minjarez in the Busi-ness Office.Baccalaureate Preacher: The Rev. Dr. J. Andrew DearmanCelebrants: The Rev. Dr. David Johnson and The Rev. Jacquline Saxon
Sunday, May 24, 2009, University Presbyterian Church, 2:30 p.m.
All graduates are required to attend
the Commencement service, and all other students are encour-aged to attend. (To graduate in absentia, one must request permission in writing from the AcademicDean).
There is an academic procession at this service. Allan Cole will serve as marshal.
Graduates and Faculty wear academic regalia, including caps.
There is assigned seating for Trustees, Faculty, and graduating students.
Childcare is provided at the church for children age 6 and younger only. Register childcare needs
nolater than May 15, 2009
, with Mona Minjarez in the Business Office.Commencement Speaker: The Rev. Dr. Joseph J. Clifford, Senior Pastor,First Presbyterian Church, Dallas, Texas
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