Northwestern Commencement Will Bring 14,000 to Evanston

Graduation ceremonies will take place Friday, June 15, and Saturday, June 16, at Northwestern University--meaning drivers should expect traffic jams on the city's north side.

The city of Evanston is advising residents to plan for traffic delays this weekend, when holds its 154th Commencement.

Undergraduates will receive their diplomas beginning at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, June 15, a ceremony that is expected to bring some 14,000 guests to , according to a press release from the city of Evanston. Graduations from Northwestern's other schools will be scheduled throughout the day on Friday and Saturday. Below is a list of the university's ceremonies, as posted on the Northwestern website.

Friday June 15, 2012

TimeEvent 10:30 AM The One Hundred and Fifty-Fourth Annual Commencement ExercisesRyan Field, 1501 Central St. 1:00 PM

Convocation Ceremony – School of Continuing Studies Alice S. Millar Chapel (10), 1870 Sheridan Rd.


SCS Convocation Reception, John Evans Alumni Center, 1800 Sheridan Rd.

2:00 PM

Professional Master's Degree Recognition Ceremony-McCormick School of Engineering and Applied ScienceTechnological Institute, 2145 Sheridan Rd.

3 PM

Doctor of Audiology Hooding Ceremony - School of CommunicationHarris Hall, 1881 Sheridan Rd.

3:30 PM

Master's Degree Hooding Ceremony - School of Communication, Lutkin Hall, 700 University Place.

4 PM Convocation – School of Education and Social Policy, Cahn Auditorium, 600 Emerson St.  4 PM  Convocation Ceremony – School of Continuing Studies, Alice S. Millar Chapel, 1870 Sheridan Rd.
5 PM

Convocation – Kellogg School of Management, Ryan Field, 1501 Central St.

5 PM Master's Degree Recognition and PhD Hooding Ceremony- McCormick School of Engineering and Applied ScienceTechnological Institute, 2145 Sheridan Rd.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

TimeEvent 8:30 AM Undergraduate Convocation – McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, Welsh-Ryan Arena/McGaw Memorial Hall (1), 2705 Ashland Ave. 9 AM Convocation – Henry and Leigh Bienen School of Music, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, 50 Arts Circle Dr. 10:30 AM Convocation – Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications, Cahn Auditorium, 600 Emerson St. 11:30 AM
Convocation – Weinberg College of Arts and SciencesRyan Field, 1501 Central St. 1:30 PM Convocation – School of CommunicationPick-Staiger Concert Hall, 50 Arts Circle Dr. 2 PM Convocation  - Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications, McCormick Tribune Center Forum, 1870 Campus Dr. 5 PM Convocation – School of Communication, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, 50 Arts Circle Dr.
KarenL June 12, 2012 at 02:33 PM
The dates in the article and headline are incorrect - Friday is June 15th (not 14th) and Saturday the 16th
Jennifer Fisher (Editor) June 12, 2012 at 03:27 PM
Thanks for catching that, Karen! We've updated the story.


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