From EE Commencement
Diploma Awarding Ceremony
JUNE 12, 2011
ALUMNI LAWN - SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
(Due to the chaotic nature of this event, all times are approximate.)
|| Sunday, June 12 Activities
| 12 Noon - 1 p.m.|
A light lunch will be served to graduates and guests at the Dean's lawn area (next to Clark Ctr. and Alway Bldg. @ the Med. School). Please RSVP on line at:  to let us know how many guests will be attending the luncheon and ceremony so that we can order a lunch for each person. The EE Diploma Awarding Ceremony will be held at the Alumni Lawn located on Campus Drive and Via Ortega St. (between Clark Ctr and Stem Cell Ctr.) starting at 1:30 p.m. Note: No refreshments will be served during the ceremony except water.
| Students will assemble in the Fairchild Ctr. courtyard. Following the marshal’s instructions, line up in alphabetical order behind the sign listing your degree (Ph.D., Engineer, MSEE, and BSEE). Students receiving a Bachelor of Arts and Science In Electrical Engineering or B.S. In General Engineering should line up under the degree sign labeled Other.
You will be handed a colored index card according to your degree (yellow-BSEE, pink-MSEE, blue-Engineer's, green-PhD., white Other). Write your name on this index card in the way you want it to be read by the announcer: first then last name (family name). Print it clearly so the announcer won't stumble over it. If your name is particularly difficult to pronounce, write it phonetically beneath the correct spelling, and place it in parenthesis. For example:
Marcell Chameleon Puce
(Marsel Kemelyen Pus)
NOTE: If at all possible, please bring a pen for writing. We will have only a limited amount of spare pens available. Hold on to the index card until it's your turn to receive a diploma. Hand the card to the announcer as soon as the previous graduate starts walking across the stage. This will give the announcer a few seconds to determine the pronunciation of your name before reading it aloud. Wait at the podium until your name is read.
Your tassel should be kept on the left side of your academic cap (mortarboard).
MS graduates will place their own hood over head onto their shoulders and button before lining up to receive diploma. PhD graduates should keep hoods unbuttoned and folded over their left arm, until they hand it to the "hooder" on the stage that will place it over their head and onto their shoulders.
| 1:30 p.m.|
| THE CEREMONY BEGINS|
A pacer will tell you when to step up on the stage to receive your diploma. Try not to "bunch up."
A professional photographer will snap your picture at the time you receive your diploma. For further information on the photographer's services, please call GradImages 1-800-261-2576 [http://www.gradimages.com].
NOTE: If you receive the wrong diploma or a blank diploma by mistake please see the diploma coordinators (at the table on the stage) after the entire ceremony and they will assist you in securing the correct diploma.
After you receive your diploma, please return directly to your seat and remain there until all the graduates have received their diplomas.
| 2:30 p.m.
CEREMONY ENDS CELEBRATION BEGINS:
Cupcakes and Punch will be served after the ceremony at the Dean's Lawn area. If you have any questions regarding your academic program, contact Tasha Newson by email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 723-3194 or stop by Packard Rm. 177.
Check out Events and Service's website for Commencement Weekend.  or Commencement Information Line: (650) 725-1957
A Final Note: Because it may be a very hot day please encourage your guests to wear hats, low-heeled shoes and sunscreen.
| Other Important Info:
|| EE Ceremony General Information Packet (click on link to download packet). |