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College of Science Fall 2015 Graduation Information
College of Science August/December Graduates:
The College of Science ceremony celebrating both August and December graduates is scheduled for Friday, December 18 from 3 to 5 p.m. in College Park Center (CPC) on the UT Arlington campus. We recognize that this is an exciting yet very busy time in your life, and hope that you will take just a moment to complete this brief exit survey regarding your experiences as a student in the College of Science: https://www.uta.edu/php-lib/machform/view.php?id=2081. Thank you in advance for your time and for sharing your opinions!
Now for the details regarding the December graduation ceremony: Please note that the College of Science does not require an additional RSVP or registration to participate in our ceremony. If you are receiving this message you are on the College of Science list for graduation. Graduates should arrive at the west entry of CPC for check-in between 1:30 and 2:15 p.m. No rehearsal is required, but it is important that you arrive on time so that you can receive all the necessary instructions. Your families and guests will enter CPC through the north or northwest entrances, which will open at 2 p.m. for guest seating.
Tickets are required for all guests attending the ceremony, including children. Guests must arrive with printed tickets. Tickets cannot be scanned from the screen of a smart phone, iPad, or other electronic device. Graduates will also be required to present a separate ticket for backstage admission. Be sure to print your graduate ticket when accessing tickets for your guests and bring it with you to the ceremony!

The procedure for ticket distribution has changed – please read these instructions carefully:

Ticketing Offer #1: November 20-December 7 You will receive an email via your student account (Mav Mail) on November 19 with instructions on how to claim your graduate ticket, up to 6 guaranteed guest tickets reserved in your name, and up to 4 additional guest tickets while quantities last. You must claim your tickets during this first offer to receive the six guaranteed tickets! This offer will expire at noon on December 7, at which time your six reserved guest tickets will no longer be available. All unclaimed guest tickets will be returned to a central ticketing pool for redistribution. The number of additional tickets past this point will depend entirely on how many graduates have already claimed tickets, but we expect that science majors should be able to claim additional tickets in the second and third offers.

Ticketing Offer #2: December 8 – December 14 You will be able to claim additional guest tickets from the central ticketing pool, if available, while quantities last. This offer will expire at noon on December 14.
Ticketing Offer 3: If there are still tickets available after Offer #2, on December 14 graduates will receive an e-mail with information on how to claim up to six stand-by tickets. Seating for stand-by ticket holders is not guaranteed and will be based on availability of seating in College Park Center at the time of the ceremony.
Parking for the ceremony is available in the Park South, Park Central and Park North Garages on Center Street between UTA Boulevard and CPC. Additional parking is available in Lots 38, 39, F11, F12, 47, 53, F10, and at Lipscomb Hall and the Center for Continuing Education. There will be a drop off for guests with mobility issues at Spaniolo Drive and 3rd Street, and handicapped parking will be available in the Park South Garage See http://www.utacollegepark.com/visit-us/map.php for locations. Please be sure that guests are aware that they may have to walk several blocks from parking areas to reach CPC.
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Please notify your guests that graduates will exit the arena through a private exit onto Moritz Plaza on the north side of CPC. Guests will exit through the north, northeast and northwest entrances, and should plan to meet graduates on Moritz Plaza.
It may be helpful to identify a meeting spot in that area prior to the ceremony. Please make your guests aware that helium balloons and strollers are not allowed in CPC, and should be left in their vehicles. If these items are brought to CPC, they must be checked at Guest Services prior to the ceremony.
Be aware that you may be standing for long periods of time, so please wear comfortable shoes. If you have any mobility issues or need any other form of accommodation, please notify Lori Norris no later than December 1 so appropriate arrangements can be made. (817-272-3494 or norris@uta.edu.)
Because there is no secure storage area backstage during the ceremony and you will not return backstage, no personal items should be brought backstage, including purses, keys, cameras, sunglasses, etc. This includes cell phones! Please leave all personal items locked in your car out of sight, or with your guests.
Please stop by the UT Arlington Bookstore or call them at 817-272-2785 for complete information on ordering caps and gowns. The deadline for ordering regalia is October 30. Special “Grad Finale” events will be held at the Bookstore on October 19 from 12–6 p.m. and on October 20-22 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. to assist you with regalia orders. Masters and doctoral candidates should contact the Bookstore immediately to order regalia for the ceremony, if you have not already done so.
Graduation announcements or invitations are optional; if desired, they can be ordered online at www.jostens.com.
FLASH Photography will photograph each graduate during the commencement ceremony. Complimentary proofs will be mailed to the graduates soon after the ceremony. If you have any questions, please contact Flash Photography via their website at: www.FLASHphotography.com.
If you have any questions regarding your academic standing or eligibility for graduation, please contact your academic advisor. If you have questions regarding participation in the ceremony or the information contained in this message, please contact Lori Norris at norris@uta.edu or 817-272-3494.
Congratulations, and best wishes for your continued success in the future!
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Dean’s Office: Room 206, Life Science Building, 501 S. Nedderman Drive
Mailing Address:  P.O. Box 19047 Arlington, TX 76019 Phone: 817-272-3491 Fax: 817-272-3511
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