Events planned for MU's graduates
HUNTINGTON -- Marshall University's spring semester is wrapping up this week with finals and multiple events related to graduation.
Here is a look at some of the events planned for the university's expected 1,500 May graduates:
Wednesday, May 8
7 p.m. Fraternity and sorority life graduation celebration, Memorial Student Center plaza.
Thursday, May 9
6 p.m. Mid-Ohio Valley Center nursing recognition ceremony for BSN graduates, at the Mid-Ohio Valley Center in Point Pleasant.
6 p.m. College of Education ceremony for master's and bachelor's degree recipients, Memorial Student Center, Don Morris Room.
7 p.m. Graduate School of Education and Professional Development hooding ceremony, Emmanuel Baptist Church.
Friday, May 10
11 a.m. LEAP Intensive English Program graduation ceremony, Memorial Student Center, Shawkey Dining Room.
1 p.m. Forensic Science Center open house, 1401 Forensic Science Dr.
2 p.m. Political Science hooding ceremony, Shawkey Dining Room.
4 p.m. Clinical Lab Sciences and Dietetics Department recognition ceremony, Memorial Student Center, BE 5.
4:30 p.m. H.E.L.P. Program graduation ceremony, Myers Hall, Heiner's Study Room.
5 p.m. Yeager Medallion Ceremony, Drinko Library, third-floor atrium.
6 p.m. W. Page Pitt School of Journalism and Mass Communications spring banquet, Marshall University Foundation Hall.
7 p.m. School of Medicine Investiture, Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center. The speaker is Gloria A. Wilder, M.D., MPH, a nationally recognized pediatrician, public speaker and expert on poverty and social justice.
7 p.m. College of Health Professions nursing recognition ceremony, Christ Temple Church, 2400 Johnstown Rd.
7 p.m. College of Health Professions, St. Mary's Medical Center School of Nursing, School of Respiratory Care and School of Medical Imaging, Recognition and Pinning Ceremony, Highlawn Baptist Church.
Saturday, May 11
9 a.m. Marshall University's 176th commencement ceremony for undergraduates, Big Sandy Superstore Arena.
Immediately following morning commencement, College of Information Technology and Engineering graduation reception, Arthur Weisberg Family Engineering Laboratories.
2 p.m. Marshall University's commencement for graduate students, Big Sandy Superstore Arena.
Immediately following morning commencement, College of Fine Arts post-graduation brunch, The Palms.
4 p.m. Forensic Science graduation reception, Memorial Student Center, BE 5.
4:30 p.m. College of Science hooding ceremony, Smith Hall 154.
Information about commencement
To ease downtown parking issues, the university offers a shuttle service from campus to the arena. Graduates and guests are encouraged to park on university lots at the 6th Avenue Parking Facility, the Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center, Joan C. Edwards Stadium or across from Smith Hall (Lot F). Shuttle service will begin at 7:45 a.m. for the 9 a.m. ceremony and at noon for the 2 p.m. ceremony. After commencement, buses will transport passengers back to campus.
For those who cannot attend the ceremonies, Saturday's undergraduate and graduate ceremonies will be streamed live on the the Marshall University website at https://new.livestream.com/marshallu. Marshall also sells DVDs of the ceremony for $20 per copy. Orders will be taken at the arena on Saturday and can be done online at www.marshall.edu/registrar.
Legacy photos will also take photos of graduates, and graduates will have the option to purchase. Information on the photos will be submitted through university email addresses.
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