More than 5,000 UI students set to graduate this weekend

BY JORDYN REILAND | MAY 16, 2013 5:00 AM

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More than 5,000 University of Iowa students will receive their degrees during spring 2013 commencement ceremonies.

The first ceremony begins today with the College of Pharmacy and will end with the College of Dentistry on June 7.

According to a UI news release, this year the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences will hold two commencement ceremonies on May 18. Students majoring in African American studies, American studies, anthropology, biology, English, geoscience, geography, as well as several others will participate in a ceremony in Carver-Hawkeye Arena at 9 a.m. Students majoring in journalism, mathematics, social work, sociology, French, German, Russian, philosophy, political science, and several others will meet at Carver-Hawkeye Arena at 1 p.m.

According to the release, liberal-arts graduates with more than one major should attend the ceremony for their primary major.

The schedule for all spring commencement ceremonies includes:

Today May 16
• College of Pharmacy 10 a.m. Marriott, 300 E. Ninth St., Coralville

Friday May 17
• Tippie College of Business School of Management, 10 a.m. Marriott
• College of Law, 1 p.m. IMU Main Lounge
• College of Medicine 6:30 p.m. Marriott
• Graduate College, 7 p.m. Carver-Hawkeye

May 18
• College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Carver-Hawkeye
• College of Engineering, 10 a.m., Marriott
• College of Nursing, 10 a.m., IMU Main Lounge
• Tippie College of Business, 5 p.m., Carver-Hawkeye

June 7
• College of Dentistry, 3 p.m., Marriott

The UI will award two honorary degrees this spring, John Colloton and Mary Petersen, UI alumni who have made distinguished contributions to health care, higher education, and public service.

UITV will provide live TV and web coverage of the ceremonies for the College of Law, the Graduate College, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and the Tippie College of Business.

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