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More than 2,000 students will receive degrees Aug. 12-13

President V. Lane Rawlins at commencement, May 2010More than 2,000 students will receive academic degrees in summer commencement ceremonies Aug. 12-13.

This summer, 1,492 undergraduate students applied for August graduation, in addition to 603 master's students and 86 doctoral students, for a total of 2,181 candidates.

The weekend begins with a ceremony dedicated to doctoral and master's degree recipients at 3 p.m. Aug. 12 in the UNT Coliseum.

During the ceremony, each master's graduate will receive a lapel pin, and doctoral and master of fine arts candidates will receive a medallion, both embossed with the university seal. Master of fine arts candidates will wear tams and brown cords to distinguish them as recipients of a terminal degree.

Undergraduates will wear a green yoke with the UNT seal embroidered on the front over their robes. The addition to the regalia, which was used for the first time in the fall 2010 commencement ceremonies, was a vision of President V. Lane Rawlins.

Ceremonies are scheduled:

Aug. 12 - Baccalaureate commencement

7 p.m.

  • School of Merchandising and Hospitality Management
  • College of Music
  • College of Visual Arts and Design
  • Frank W. and Sue Mayborn School of Journalism

Aug. 13 - Baccalaureate commencement

9 a.m.

  • College of Education
  • College of Information
  • College of Business

1 p.m.

  • College of Engineering
  • College of Public Affairs and Community Service

5 p.m.

  • College of Arts and Sciences

A reception for undergraduate, master's and doctoral students graduating on Friday and their guests will be from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 12 in the Gateway Center Ballroom.

The reception for undergraduate candidates graduating on Saturday and their guests will be from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 13 in the Gateway Center Ballroom.

Photo, President Rawlins at commencement in 2010. (Photo by Jonathan Reynolds)

Posted on: Tue 02 August 2011

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