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U.Va. Prepares For 175th Commencement Exercise

May 3, 2004 -- More than 30,000 people are expected on the Lawn at the University of Virginia to attend Final Exercises on Sunday, May 16. Following the academic procession, which begins at 10 a.m., U.S. Sen. John Warner, R-Va., a 1953 graduate of U.Va.’s School of Law, will deliver the commencement address to more than 5,000 students.

Up to three guests for each graduating student will be able to watch the outdoor ceremony from seats on the Lawn; tickets are required and will be distributed to graduating students at the University Bookstore May 13 through 16.

About 1,600 indoor seats are available for additional guests to view the ceremony from six air-conditioned auditoriums on the University Grounds. The live broadcast of the Lawn ceremony will be shown on large projection screens located in the Newcomb Hall Theater and Ballroom, Chemistry Building, Ruffner Hall, Gilmer Hall Auditoriums (Rooms 130 and 190) and Zehmer Hall. Tickets are not required for remote viewing, and seating is first-come, first served.

On Saturday, May 15, Tiki Barber, a running back for the New York Giants and a 1997 graduate of the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce, will give the Valedictory Address at 11 a.m. on the Lawn. Organized by the Class of 2004, the Saturday ceremony will include announcements of some of the University’s most prestigious awards, presentation of the class gift and Barber’s talk.

For more detailed information about 2004 Finals Exercises at U.Va., visit http://www.virginia.edu/finals2004.

Contact: Katherine Thompson Jackson, (434) 924-2629

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Contact the Office of University Relations at (434) 924-7116. Television reporters should contact the TV News Office at (434) 924-7550.

SOURCE: U.Va. News Services

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