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The Department of Communication Studies would like to invite the Class of 2013 to our commencement ceremony on May 12th at 2pm in the Dean Dome. We are very proud of our students and hope that they will be able to attend with their friends and family.
If you have any questions feel free to contact us at (919) 962-2311. Also, here is an FAQ that you may find helpful:
Is there parking?
Yes. Parking is free that day and abundant around the venue including spots for disability; S9 & S11 would be the closest lots.
How early should I arrive?
At least 15 minutes in advance.
Are there tickets?
No. You may bring as many guests as you like.
Is there assigned seating?
No. Sit wherever you like.
If I graduate in the summer or fall, may I attend?
Yes. You may attend the spring commencement before or after your actual graduation.
Will my name be in the program?
Yes. Undergraduates that have applied for spring graduation with advising will be supplied to us by the registrar’s office and included in the program.
Will they call my name out?
Yes. You will fill out a card and the announcer will use this to call you across the stage.
Will I get my diploma?
Sort of. You will be handed a mock one on stage and your real one will be mailed to you months later.
Do I have to wear a cap/gown?
No, but most people do. You may wear whatever you like.
Is there a photographer?
Yes, for still pictures but not video. We will have one hired who will contact you via the card you fill out. Feel free to bring your own camera as well.
Will there be a reception?
How long is it?
Generally 1.5 hours, no more than 2.
Who will be speaking?
Dennis Mumby, Department Chair
Michael Waltman, Director of Undergraduate Studies
Carole Blair, Director of Graduate Studies