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Tippie Commencement Ceremonies Set for May 17-18

The School of Management (MBA program) will host a ceremony for graduates at 10 a.m. at the Coralville Marriott Hotel and Conference Center on Friday, May 17.

Later on Friday, Tippie Ph.D. and M.Ac. graduates will participate in the Graduate College ceremony at Carver-Hawkeye Arena at 7 p.m.

The Tippie College of Business will confer about 626 undergraduate degrees at 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 18, at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Sheri Salata, President of OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network and Harpo Studios, will deliver the commencement address.

Graduating students and their guests are also invited to attend a pre-ceremony dessert reception, 1-2:30 p.m., at the Pappajohn Business Building.

Note: Guests planning to attend commencements on Saturday should note that there is ongoing construction in the area near Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Doors will open one hour before each ceremony. Traffic will be heavy due to the multiple Saturday ceremonies—expect delays.

UITV will stream live video from the Graduate College and Tippie College of Business ceremonies on the UITV website. Mediacom cable subscribers also can watch those ceremonies live on UITV (channel 17 in the Iowa City area).

Videos of all spring commencement ceremonies will be available on the UITV website within 24 hours of each event. DVDs of spring commencements—and past ceremonies—also will be available for purchase.

University Communication and Marketing encourages social media users to use the hashtag #UIGrad13 with UI-graduation-related posts on Twitter and Instagram. After commencement, some of the best posts will be aggregated for publication via Iowa Now.

See the Tippie College's commencement page for lists of spring 2013 graduates.

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