May 3, 2002

Commencement set for May 10

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The atmosphere at the opening was celebratory. From left, John Ingram, Susan Holt, Dr. Barbara Murphy, Orrin Ingram, and Stephanie Ingram get prepared for the official opening of the program. (photos by Dana Johnson)

Vanderbilt’s Commencement Day will be held Friday, May 10, beginning at 9 a.m. when graduates of all schools and colleges of the University march onto Alumni Lawn.

Following the invocation, recognition of the Professors Emeriti, conferring of degrees, and awarding of Founder’s Medals, Chancellor Gordon Gee will offer farewell remarks to the graduates.

At 10:15 a.m., the graduate and professional schools recess and go to their individual hooding and diploma-awarding ceremonies. The undergraduate seniors in the College of Arts and Science, the Blair School of Music, the School of Engineering, and Peabody College remain on Alumni Lawn to receive their diplomas.

Visit the Commencement Information Web site at for details on locations and rain locations. Call 343-4470 for additional information.