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Graduation Day May 2010

Dear College of Science Graduate:

Congratulations on your upcoming graduation from the UT Arlington College of Science.  Our spring commencement ceremony is scheduled for Monday, May 17th at 4:00 p.m. in Texas Hall on the UT Arlington campus.  Check-in will open at 2:30 p.m. Graduates should arrive at the west doors of Texas Hall for check-in no later than 3:15 p.m. We anticipate that the ceremony will last approximately 1½ hours. 

TICKETS ARE REQUIRED FOR ALL GUESTS ATTENDING THE CEREMONY, including children.  You will receive full instructions on how to access your tickets in an e-mail to your Maverick email account in mid-April.  Be sure your Maverick email login is active so that you will be able to claim your tickets.

Because you may not return to the same seat after crossing the stage, NO PERSONAL ITEMS MAY BE BROUGHT BACKSTAGE (purses, keys, cameras, sunglasses, etc.)  THIS INCLUDES CELL PHONES!  Please leave all personal items locked in your car or with your guests.  There is no secure area backstage during the ceremony. 

Please be aware that unlike the boisterous atmosphere of today’s high school graduations, a university commencement is a solemn ceremony that recognizes the significant accomplishments of our graduates.  Please remind your guests to be respectful of all our graduates and invited speakers, and to limit their participation or demonstrations to applause.  NOISEMAKERS ARE NOT ALLOWED IN TEXAS HALL AND WILL BE CONFISCATED DURING THE CEREMONY. 

The procedure for the graduation ceremony is very simple, but it is important that you arrive no later than 3:15 p.m. so that you can receive all the necessary instructions.  Contact the UTA Bookstore at 817-272-2785 for information on caps and gowns.  Regalia for master and PhD candidates must be ordered by April 16thUndergraduates should purchase regalia by May 1st.  Announcements 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.

For more information visit our website at www.uta.edu/cos/graduation2

Again, congratulations and best wishes for your future success!

Ed Morton

Edward T. Morton

Assistant Dean of Science for Student Affairs
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