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  • WelcomeHow many Sr parents? Jr-Fr parents?Give you a lot of informationCan email presentation to you if you would like----- Meeting Notes (10/9/10 10:14) -----follow along on the yellow handout
  • tell you about 2010First fill you with trivia
  • There are many other events around campus. These are the official university wide events.
  • KhaledHosseni, Dorris Kearns-Goodwin, Bob Geldolf, MohamadYunis, Laura Bush, Condoleeza RiceExplain why we have senior day and not a speaker on Friday.
  • Candidates simultaneously process in from all directions at 9am.12x20 LED screen on the lawn as well as numerous indoor viewing areas.
  • Sign up for text alerts – will tell you more in a couple of slidesMaps and instructions are on the website under “Rain Plan”
  • Explain each one
  • Switch to website and walk them through signing up. Use your own phone number.
  • Take questions for 10 minutes or so.
  • Parents and families

    1. 1. Vanderbilt Commencement<br />
    2. 2. 2010 Statistics<br />3520 Graduates received degrees<br />18,000 programs printed<br />180+ officers, volunteers & faculty marshals to direct traffic, assist guests and organize graduates<br />27,050 chairs were set across 9 different campus locations<br />27 tents erected across campus<br />7 simultaneous diploma ceremonies<br />Every 3.8 seconds a graduate’s name was called to receive their diploma<br />If you added one second to each name, it would add 26 minutes to the program<br />
    3. 3. 2010 Statistics<br />20,000 graduates, guests and faculty on Alumni Lawn<br />3000+ attendees at Wednesday night’s THE PARTY<br />18,000 bottled waters<br />300+ trashcans<br />20,000 hand fans distributed<br />100+ Wheelchairs loaned out through the EAD<br />Only 1 street closure<br />
    4. 4. Schedule<br />Wednesday<br />THE PARTY – 9pm to Midnight<br />Thursday<br />Senior Day Speaker – 10am to 11am<br />Faculty Seminars – 1:30 & 2:45 (hour each)<br />Friday<br />Commencement Ceremonies – 9am to Noon<br />Strawberries and Champagne – Noon to 1:30<br />Saturday<br />All students must be out of dorms – 1pm<br />
    5. 5. THE PARTY<br />9:00pm – midnight<br />Open to all graduates and their families or guests<br />Graduates receive free admission in their Almost Alumni Handbook<br />Tickets are $20 each or a reserved table for 10 for $200<br />All ages welcome<br />
    6. 6. Senior Day<br />Sr. Day Speaker<br />10:00am – 11:00am<br />Memorial Gym<br />Open to all graduates <br /> and their families<br />Faculty Seminars<br />4 seminars<br />1:30pm & 2:45pm<br />Taste of what your students experienced<br />
    7. 7. Commencement Day<br />
    8. 8. Commencement Day<br />9:00am – Noon<br />Undergraduates stay on Alumni Lawn<br />Graduate/Professional/Medical depart for their diploma ceremonies around 10:15<br />Alumni Lawn<br />Programs, hand fans & bottled water provided<br />No saving seats<br />Arrive no later than 8:00am<br />No tickets required<br />Strawberries and Champagne for the class of 2011<br />Noon to 1:30<br />
    9. 9. Photography and Video<br />Grad Images will photograph each graduate in 3 different poses<br />Prior – On stage – After with diploma<br />Senior Day Speaker & Commencement (main ceremony) are both streamed live via the web.<br />The entire main ceremony is also available for purchase on DVD<br />
    10. 10. Shuttles & Parking<br />Shuttles run all three days of Commencement<br />No charge<br />Schedule and maps on website<br />Shuttles run from parking garages to event site<br />Multiple parking garages open on all three days of Commencement<br />No charge<br />Locations on website<br />Disability parking passes available through the EAD office<br />Handicap or Drop off permits<br />Register online<br />
    11. 11. Rain Plan<br />Wednesday<br />THE PARTY occurs rain or shine<br />Thursday<br />Both the Sr. Day speaker and Faculty Seminars are located indoors<br />Friday<br />Commencement will move to Memorial Gym<br />Can happen before or during<br />Call made by 5:30am the morning of<br />
    12. 12. 2011 Key Dates<br />April 6th<br />Deadline to order cap and gown<br />April 15th<br />Last day to order Announcements for arrival before Commencement<br />April 22nd<br />Last day to make private dining reservations<br />April 29th<br />Last day to purchase tickets online to THE PARTY<br />May 4th<br />Deadline to reserve Housing at the Commons<br />Final day to order box lunches <br />June 30th<br />Deadline to order Commencement DVD<br />
    13. 13. Website<br /><br /><ul><li>web</li></li></ul><li>Text Alert<br /><ul><li>Quick
    14. 14. Easy
    15. 15. Efficient
    16. 16. web</li></li></ul><li>Miscellaneous<br />There are no official university events after Friday<br />No tickets are required for any Commencement event EXCEPT for “THE PARTY”<br />All maps online are formatted 8 ½ x 11 for easy printing<br />Hotels begin filling up a year out - Some require multiple night stays<br />
    17. 17. 5 ways we will Communicate<br />Website –<br />2011 information posted in late November<br />Almost Alumni Handbook<br />Mails in February<br />E-mail –<br />Phone – 615-322-2870<br />Text Alerts<br />
    18. 18. Thank you!<br />Matthew Redd<br />Director of Commencement and Special Events<br />
    19. 19. QUESTIONS?<br /><br /><br />Phone – 615-322-2870<br />