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This bookelet will help you graduatng students and families prepare for commencement. For updates, go to uri.edu/commencement.

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  • ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-SIXTH COMMENCEMENT INFORMATION

    Graduate Ceremonies

    Saturday, May 19, 2012

    Undergraduate Ceremonies Sunday, May 20, 2012

  • IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERSAREA CODE 401

    Please call during regular business hours (8:30 a.m. 4:30 p.m.)

    College of Arts and Sciences..................................874.2566College of Business Administration ........................874.2337The Alan Shawn Feinstein College of Continuing Education.........................277.5000College of Engineering ...........................................874.5985College of the Environment and Life Sciences ....... 874.5026College of Human Science and Services ............... 874.2125College of Nursing ..................................................874.2766College of Pharmacy ..............................................874.5842Graduate School.....................................................874.2262Graduate School of Oceanography ........................874.6222

    Bookstore ...............................................................874.2722Enrollment Services (Diplomas) .............................874.9500Disability Services ..................................................874.2098Rams Den ..............................................................874.5437Information/Lost and Found....................................874.2056Parking and Information Services...........................874.9281Police/Medical/Emergency (24 hours) .................... 874.2121Police (Routine Calls) .............................................874.4910Visitors Center ........................................................874.2133Rain Plan (Weather Line) .......................................874.7669Yearbook (Renaissance) ........................................874.5897

    AUTOMATED COMMENCEMENT HOTLINE Available 24 Hours a Day: 401.874.1234

    Web site: uri.edu/commencement

    For TTY access to all phone numbers, please call the Rhode Island Relay Service at 1.800.745.5555.

  • CONTENTS 2 Graduate Commencement Ceremony 2 University Academic Excellence Awards 3 Main Commencement Ceremony 4 Individual College Ceremonies 5 Eligibility to March 5 Rehearsals 6, 7 Kingston Campus Map 6, 7 Transit Stops and Service Locations 8 Caps, Gowns, Hoods, and Honor Cords 8 Diplomas 8 Publication of Your Name 9 Formal Announcements and Photographs 9 Yearbook 9 Disability Assistance 10 Travel Information 11 Parking Services 11 Getting Around Campus 12 Lodging Information 12 University Religious Centers 12 Pets 12 Food and Refreshments 12 Possession or Consumption of Alcohol

    Congratulations to URI graduates, families, and friends!This booklet will help you prepare for commencement. For updates, go to uri.edu/commencement or call the automated Commence-ment Hotline (401.874.1234) 24 hours a day.

    Receipt of this booklet does not in any way constitute certification for graduation.

  • GRADUATE COMMENCEMENT CEREMONYSaturday, May 19, 2012Graduate degrees will be awarded at the Ryan Center (no tickets required). 12:15 p.m. Candidates assemble in academic attire in the west

    corridor of the Ryan Center. Enter through the north entrance (Lincoln Almond Plaza). Please be prompt. The marshals will organize the line of march by degree to be conferred and in alphabetical order.

    1 p.m.Commencement exercises begin in the Ryan Center. Graduate degree recipients will march into the arena and sit in designated areas. During the ceremony, they will be escorted to the stage by University marshals and file across the platform. Doctoral recipients will be hooded and escorted by their major professors.

    3 p.m.A Presidents Reception at Hope Commons will honor all graduating students and their families.

    ACADEMIC AWARD CEREMONY 3:30 p.m.The presentation of the University Academic

    Excellence Awards will be held in Edwards Auditorium, followed by light refreshments at the University Club.

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  • IN THE EVENT OF RAIN, (Sunday, May 20) the Main Commence-ment Ceremony will be held at the Ryan Center. Bachelors degree recipients will be allowed two guest tickets to the Ryan Center. We regret that in the event of rain, due to space constraints, graduate degree recipients cannot attend the Main Commencement Ceremony.Tickets are required and will be given to graduates upon their purchase of academic regalia at the University Bookstore in the Memorial Union. Additional guests should go to the individual college ceremony sites listed on the next page. The Main Commencement Ceremony will be simulcast to the indoor ceremony locations.

    If the rain plan is implemented, the decision will be made in the early morning, and information will be available on the Web site (uri.edu) and automated phone lines (401.874.7669, 401.874.1000). Signs will also be posted at all campus entrances.

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    MAIN COMMENCEMENT CEREMONYSunday, May 20, 2012Undergraduate and honorary degrees will be awarded at the Main Commencement Ceremony. Graduate degree recipients are welcome to participate. (No tickets are required if the Main Commencement Ceremony is held on the Quadrangle.)

    Seating for families and guests on the Quadrangle is limited and offered on a first-come, first-served basis and cannot be guaranteed. Folding chairs are allowed. People who need disability assistance should refer to page 9. Certified service animals are always welcome; family pets are not permitted. Commencement programs will be available at information booths and from student ushers. NoonBachelors degree recipients assemble in academic

    attire on Lower College Road in areas designated for the various colleges. Faculty and graduate students who choose to participate in this ceremony assemble between Ranger and Quinn Halls.

    12:30 p.m.Commencement exercises begin and will run approximately 90 minutes.

    A live Webcast of the Main Commencement ceremonies will be accessible through a link from the University home page, uri.edu. The ceremonies will also be simulcast on WRIU, 90.3. For more information, visit uri.edu/commencement or call the URI Commencement Hotline at 401.874.1234.

  • INDIVIDUAL COLLEGE CEREMONY LOCATIONS

    PRIOR TO MAIN COMMENCEMENT The ROTC will hold its commissioning ceremony in front of

    Keaney Gym at 9 a.m. (rain site: Ryan Center Concourse). The Alan Shawn Feinstein College of Continuing Education

    will hold its ceremony in front of Roosevelt Hall under a tent at 10 a.m. (rain or shine).

    IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING MAIN COMMENCEMENTIndividual colleges will hold commencement ceremonies at the locations below:College of Arts and SciencesQuadrangle (rain site: Ryan Center)College of Business AdministrationMackal Field HouseCollege of EngineeringEngineering Quadrangle (rain site: Will Theatre in Fine Arts Center)College of the Environment and Life SciencesRyan CenterCollege of Human Science and ServicesKeaney GymCollege of NursingBotanical Gardens (rain site: Fine Arts Recital Hall)College of PharmacyEdwards Auditorium

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  • 5ELIGIBILITY TO MARCH

    Graduate candidates: Participation in the graduate commencement ceremony acknow ledges the completion of degree requirements and signifies academic accomplishment of the highest order.

    Graduate candidates eligible to march in the ceremonies include the following: Those who have completed their degree requirements by

    August 2011, December 2011, or May 2012 Those who will have completed their course work during or before

    the spring 2012 semester and will have successfully defended their dissertations/theses (if required) by Friday, April 13, 2012

    Those in programs with required internships who will have completed their course work during or before the spring 2012 semester; defended their dissertations/theses (if a dissertation or thesis is required) by Friday, April 13, 2012; and completed their internships by Thursday, September 15, 2012.

    Undergraduate candidates: Those who have completed their degree requirements by December 2011 or May or August 2012 are eligible to participate in the ceremonies.

    If you are unsure of your academic status, contact your academic dean. Phone numbers for the Universitys colleges and for the Graduate School are on the inside front cover.

    Receipt of this booklet does not in any way constitute certification for graduation.

    For further information, visit the Commencement Web site uri.edu/commencement.

    REHEARSALSThere are no commencement rehearsals. Assembly areas, processional routes, and seating plans will be indicated in the Commencement Program. Your college will provide you with important details.

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