Northwestern changes Commencement 2011 schedule

Lark Turner

Northwestern’s Commencement 2011 ceremony will be held at 10:30 a.m. instead of 6 p.m. as previously scheduled, according to an announcement from University spokesman Al Cubbage.

The approximately two-hour long ceremony will be held outside at Ryan Field, rain or shine, on June 17, according to the University’s website.

The time change allows NU to hold convocation ceremonies for individual schools on the day of commencement. The School of Continuing Studies, School of Education and Social Policy and Kellogg School of Management convocations will be held June 17 as well.

Convocations for the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, Bienen School of Music, Medill School of Journalism, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences and School of Communication will be held June 18.

According to the release, NU is contacting area hotels requesting they allow families to make changes to existing reservations because of scheduling changes.

May convocation ceremonies for the School of Law and the Feinberg School of Medicine are not affected by the changes, according to Cubbage. Graduates may contact their schools for detailed information about convocation schedules.

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