Winter Commencement Ceremony Scheduled for Sunday, December 19, 2010

October 26, 2010

Graduation Cap

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

The SILS ceremony will begin at 10 a.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
Deborah Balsamo, National Program Manager, EPA National Library Network at U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and SILS alumna, is the guest speaker for the commencement ceremony.

Students: Arrive in the lobby of Wilson Library no later than 9:15 a.m.

Faculty: Assemble in the lobby of the Wilson Library at 9:30 a.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.

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

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 Wednesday, Dec. 1st if you would like to borrow any of these items.

Caps and gowns will be available on the first floor of the Student Stores, Daniel Building from December 6th through December 19th. For more information, please go to the Student Stores Web site, or send e-mail to Eve Bradshaw at:

Pricing includes:

Undergraduate Regalia: $49.99

Master's Regalia: $69.99

Doctoral Regalia: $79.99

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

There is parking at the Morehead Planetarium lot on Franklin St.  as well as various locations on the UNC campus not marked as 24 hour reserved spaces.

University Commencement Activities
SILS students are encouraged to participate in the University ceremony, which will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 19th, in the Dean E. Smith Center. The fall commencement speaker is Geoffrey Sayre-McCord, Ph.D., Morehead Alumni Distinguished Professor of Philosophy. For more details about the ceremony, please check UNC's Commencement Web site.