at 8:30 a.m.
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U.S. Representative John Lewis (D-GA)one of the nation’s most dedicated and courageous civil rights leaderswill address graduates at Commencement. He will join a group of high-level business, military, and nonprofit foundation leaders who will participate in the graduation ceremonies.
Retired Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Admiral (Ret. USN) Michael Mullen, Xerox Chairman and CEO Ursula M. Burns, and Microsoft and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Pioneer Patricia Stonesifer also will receive honorary degrees.
On the eve of Commencement, Rensselaer will convene for the 2013 President’s Commencement Colloquy. The honorands will participate in a discussiontitled “Leading Cultural Shifts: Courage, Creativity, Commitment”led by President Jackson. The Colloquy, open to the Rensselaer community and the general public, will be held in the Concert Hall of the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) on the Rensselaer campus, beginning at 4 p.m. on Friday, May 24. RSVP
President’s Picnic for the Graduates
Immediately following the Commencement ceremony on the Science Quad and the Hassan Quad.
Guests attending Rensselaer’s 2013 Commencement are advised that no large handbags/purses, backpacks, luggage, coolers, parcels, briefcases, and like articles will be allowed at the Commencement Ceremony.
You’ll have the option of seating on the Field (at the same level of the stage), or in elevated seating in the Stadium.
There will be 5,700 guest seats available on the Field, and 3,800 seats available in the Stadium.
As you enter the East Campus Athletic Village, you’ll need to decide which seating option is preferable for you so ushers can direct you.
Both seating areas will be on a first-come first-served basis.
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