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Congratulations on earning your degree! To mark this important accomplishment, you are cordially invited to participate in the Undergraduate Physics and Astronomy Convocation to be held at 3:00 pm on Saturday, May 17, 2014 in Loomis Laboratory. Please read below to learn the full details about the ceremony.
Convocation Preparation (guests & graduates)
2:00 PM - Doors open. Please assemble on the steps at the north side of Loomis Laboratory until the whole group is assembled. The group photo and individual photos will be taken prior to the ceremony. After photos, you will proceed into the auditorium as a group and be seated in the first few rows.
3:00 PM - 141 Loomis Laboratory
4:00 PM - Lobby of Loomis Laboratory
You are eligible to participate in the Department of Physics/Department of Astronomy Convocation Ceremony if you graduated since May 2013 or will complete requirements this May.
You must register in advance to participate in the Department of Physics/Department of Astronomy Convocation Ceremony. This year's registration process is completely online.
Due to limited space, we must ask each student to bring no more than 4 guests to this year's convocation. Please pick your convocation tickets up from either 211 or 231 Loomis after you register.
The online form must be completed by Thursday, May 15, 2014.
Regalia is not worn or required at this ceremony.
Graduates check-in in the Loomis Laboratory Lobby, by 2:30 PM and are asked to sit down in the first few front rows.
A professional photographer will take pictures of graduates as they are recognized individually by Department Head Dale J. Van Harlingen (Physics) and Department Chair Charles Gammie (Astronomy). Individual and group photographs are available for purchase directly from the photographer, Jim Mikeworth (http://jmike.zenfolio.com/).
Campus and the local community can be very, very busy on this day. Restaurants are usually very busy and waits can be long. As part of the Department event, we offer a congratulatory reception of light appetizers in the lobby following the convocation ceremony. All graduates and their families are invited to attend.
Parking Lot B21 on the east side of Loomis Laboratory and MRL building is most conveniently located for our Convocation Ceremony. Parking is also allowed at any street meter except for those which are "bagged," marked with a gold "reserved 24-hours/day" sign, or a "handicapped" reserved sign.
For information on the campuswide Commencement ceremony, visit
http://oc.illinois.edu/commencement/. If you have questions about this material, please contact the Illinois Committee on Commencement at 217.333.6814 or email@example.com.
The Departments of Physics and Astronomy look forward to celebrating with you. We hope that this web page has provided you with pertinent information regarding this year's Departmental convocation ceremony.
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