The University Record, April 19, 1999

Commencement exercises scheduled

Spring Commencement  (Universitywide), 9:30 a.m. May 1, Michigan Stadium. Speaker: Kofi Annan, secretary-general of the United Nations. Honorary degrees will be presented to Annan, Aharon Barak, Shirley M. Malcom and Pramoedya Anata Toer.

University Graduate Exercises, 3 p.m. April 30, Hill Auditorium. Speaker: Shirley M. Malcom, head, Directorate for Education and Human Resources Programs, American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Unit Activities

Many schools and colleges hold separate recognition events or ceremonies for their graduates and candidates. The following events have been confirmed as of the posting of this publication:

Friday, April 30

Tri-service ROTC Commissioning--LTG (R) Jared L. Bates, 1 p.m., Rackham Aud.

School of Information--4:30 p.m., West Hall.

School of Business Administration--Sheila Wellington, president of Catalyst, 6 p.m., Crisler Arena.

Division of Kinesiology--Kathy Clark, senior scientist, Space Station, NASA's Office of Space Flight, 6 p.m., Hill Aud.

School of Music--7 p.m., Power Center.

School of Public Health, William C. Richardson, president and chief executive officer, W.K. Kellogg Foundation, 7:30 p.m., Rackham Aud.

Saturday, May 1

School of Art and Design--noon, Art & Architecture Bldg.

School of Nursing--Antonio Villarruel, assistant professor of nursing, University of Pennsylvania, 12:30 p.m., Power Center.

School of Natural Resources and Environment--Daniel Glickman, secretary of agriculture, 1 p.m., Rackham Aud.

School of Education--Provost Nancy Cantor, 3:30 p.m., Hill Auditorium.

College of Engineering--Jacques Nasser, president and chief executive officer, Ford Motor Co., 4 p.m., Crisler Arena.

School of Public Policy--Detroit Mayor Dennis Archer, 4 p.m., Rackham Aud.

College of Architecture and Urban Planning--6 p.m., Power Center.

Black Celebratory--7 p.m., Hill Aud.

Sunday, May 2

School of Social Work--Sallie Foley, clinical social worker, 1 p.m., Rackham Aud.

Saturday, May 8

School of Dentistry--John DiBiaggio, president, Tufts University, 11 a.m., Hill Aud.

Saturday, May 15

Law School--Abner J. Mikva, former judge, visiting professor of law, College of Law, University of Illinois, and senior fellow, Institute of Government and Public Affairs, 2 p.m., Hill Aud.

Friday, June 4

Medical School--Benjamin Carson, Johns Hopkins University, 4 p.m., Hill Aud.

Saturday, June 5

College of Pharmacy--Charles R. Walgreen, III, chairman, Walgreen Co., 1:45 p.m. Rackham Aud.

 Spring Commencement, Michigan Stadium

Tickets: All family members and guests attending Spring Commencement, including children over age 2, need a ticket to enter Michigan Stadium. Tickets will be distributed 8 a.m.-5 p.m. April 26-29 in the Pond Room, Michigan Union. Extra tickets, if available, will be distributed to graduates and candidates on a first-come, first-served basis 8 a.m.-noon April 30 in the Pond Room.

Bachelor's degree recipients may receive up to eight tickets, graduate degree recipients four. Those whose family has special seating needs or who require additional accessible seating should make that request when picking up tickets.

Those who cannot attend ticket distribution may request tickets by fax, which should include the student's name, student ID number, school or college, and the number of tickets requested. Send to Kathy Morgan, Registrar's Office, 936-3148, by noon April 30. Tickets will be held for distribution at the on-site Will Call booth on 8-10 a.m. May 1 inside the Stadium Boulevard entrance to Crisler Arena.

Families and Guests: Families and guests may enter Michigan Stadium beginning at 8:30 a.m. through Gates 9 and 10 along Keech Street or the gates located along Stadium Blvd. They should be seated by 9:30 a.m.

Graduates and Candidates: Graduates and candidates should enter the Stadium beginning at 8:30 a.m. LS&A graduates and candidates should enter through Wolverine Plaza (located at the northwest end of the stadium). All others should enter through the gate located at the corner of Main St. and Stadium Blvd.

Graduates and candidates should proceed to the graduate gathering area near the press box.

AATA Shuttle: The Ann Arbor Transportation Authority (AATA) will run special shuttle buses to Michigan Stadium from many local sites. Service will run every 20 minutes beginning at 8 a.m. and every 90 minutes after the ceremony. Drop-off and pick-up will occur at the southeast entrance to the Stadium, near Crisler Arena along Stadium Blvd.

Parking: Parking is available at Crisler Arena, the lot at the corner of Hoover and Greene streets, and the Pioneer High School lot at the southwest corner of Stadium and Main.

Items prohibited in stadium: Coolers, beverages, food, camcorder cases, backpacks, signs, banners, balloons, balls, large camera bags and items mounted on poles are prohibited.

Inclement Weather: Commencement will occur in the Stadium regardless of the weather. Graduates and guests are advised to dress appropriately. An alternate viewing area will be located in Crisler Arena. As capacity in the arena is limited, students will receive two general admission tickets for Crisler.

In the event of severe weather (such as a thunderstorm or tornado watch or warning), the order of exercises will be appropriately shortened while maintaining the essential elements, such as the conferring of degrees on the undergraduates.