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U.Va.'s Final Exercises To Be Broadcast Live At Auditoriums Around Grounds

March 29, 2000 -- Hundreds of visitors to the University of Virginia's Final Exercises on Sunday, May 21, will be able to watch the ceremony in air-conditioned comfort.

Last May, more than 25,000 people gathered on the Lawn for graduation. To help ease the crowding and to provide seating for some family members, University officials have arranged for up to 1,400 people to view the ceremony from four handicapped-accessible auditoriums.

Each student is given three tickets for reserved seats on the Lawn. While a limited number of non-ticket holders can stand in an area on the upper Lawn, that space increasingly has become overcrowded.

This year some guests without tickets will be able to go to one of the four sites where the broadcast will be shown on large projection screens. Seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis at:

•Newcomb Hall Theatre, located near the Central Grounds parking garage, off Emmet Street

•Chemistry Building Auditorium, located on McCormick Road, near Scott Stadium parking lots

•Two Gilmer Hall rooms 130 and 190, located on McCormick Road, near Scott Stadium parking lots

Doors will open at 8 a.m. and University staff will be available to provide information.

Electronic viewing of Finals 2000 also will be available simultaneously on the World Wide Web. Visit http://www.virginia.edu/majorevents/webcast.html for more information.

For more information about Final Exercises, call the Office of Major Events at (804) 982-3099, or visit the graduation information web site at http://www.virginia.edu/majorevents

Contact: Katherine Jackson, (804) 924-3629

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: please contact the Office of University Relations at (804) 924-7116. Television reporters should contact the TV News Office at (804) 924-7550.
SOURCE: U.Va. News Services

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