Fall commencement to take place December 19

Release date: 
November 9, 2009

Photo of Motorboard On Saturday, Dec. 19, the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) will conduct its Fall commencement ceremony and celebration for students who have completed their degree requirements.

Ceremony
The SILS ceremony will begin at 2 p.m. in the Pleasants Family Assembly Room of the Louis Round Wilson Library. All members of the SILS community, and especially all graduating students and any friends and family they'd like to have join them, are invited to attend.

Guest Speaker
Hampton "Skip" Auld, director of the Durham County Library in Durham, NC and SILS alumnus, is the guest speaker for the Fall commencement ceremony.

Students: Arrive in the lobby of Wilson Library no later than 1:15 p.m.

Faculty: Assemble in the lobby of the Wilson Library at 1:30 p.m.

Guests: Proceed directly to the Wilson Library and be seated prior to the beginning of the ceremony.

Students and Faculty: A group photo will be taken on the steps of the Wilson Library immediately following the ceremony.

Reception
A reception sponsored by the SILS Alumni Association will follow the ceremony in the lobby of the Wilson Library.

Regalia
The school has a small number of caps, gowns and hoods available from previous commencement ceremonies that may be borrowed. Contact the SILS Dean's Office at 919-962-8366 beginning Tuesday, Dec. 1 if you would like to borrow any of these items.

Caps and gowns are now available on the first floor of the Student Stores, Daniel Building. For more information, please go to the regalia Web site, or send e-mail to Eve Bradshaw at: ebradsha@email.unc.edu

Pricing includes:

Undergraduate Regalia: $49.99

Master's Regalia: $54.99

Doctoral Regalia: $69.99

You may wish to consider donating your regalia to SILS after the reception for future ceremonies.

Parking
There is parking at the Morehead Planetarium lot on Franklin St.  as well as various locations on the UNC campus. See map for details.

University Commencement Activities
SILS students are encouraged to participate in the University ceremony, which will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 20th, in the Dean E. Smith Center. The winter commencement speaker is Dr. Lisa Carey, associate professor of medicine and UNC Breast Center medical director. For more details about the ceremony, please check UNC's Commencement Web site.