2012 graduates set to take spot in DSC's history
Published: Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Updated: Monday, July 2, 2012 13:07
This is the information graduates and their families need to know for the 2012 Dixie State Commencement on May 4.
There is no rehearsal for graduates before the ceremony, so graduates need to be ready for the ceremony on the day it happens. Graduates will meet at the fountain west of the Whitehead Student Service Center at 8:45 a.m. Graduates need to be dressed in their caps and gowns and ready for the processional march by 9:20 a.m.
Audience members have been asked to be seated in Burns Arena by 9:45 a.m. There are no tickets for the Commencement Ceremony, so seating is first come first serve. Parking will be available for all graduates and their families.
The ceremony begins at 10 a.m., and this year’s keynote speaker is Gregory Prince, a DSC alumnus from 1967. Prince holds two doctorate degrees from UCLA, one in dentistry and the other in pathology.
Following the ceremony the schools will then have separate convocation exercises.
In Burns Arena, associate degree recipients have their convocation exercise at 11:30 a.m., and the bachelor’s degree recipients from the School of Business and Communication have convocation at 2 p.m.
At Cox Auditorium, the School of Science and Technology has its convocation exercises at noon, and the School of Nursing and Allied Health pushes on at 2 p.m.
The School of Education and the School of Arts and Letters will have their convocation exercises inside the Student Activity Center. Education, which includes integrated studies, has convocation at noon and arts and letters has its convocation at 2 p.m.
Dixie Awards Ceremony
Commencement starts the night before when students, faculty members and staff members will be recognized for their achievements during the 2011-2012 school year at the Dixie Awards. The awards ceremony takes place on May 3 at 7 p.m. inside the Eccles Fine Arts Center. There is a reception for nominees and their guests at 6 p.m. also inside the Eccles Fine Arts Center.