A new spin on Commencement meets centuries-old tradition this year as the graduate and undergraduate Classes of 2006 will each have their own ceremonies for the first time in 40 years, on Thursday, May 18 and Friday, May 19, respectively. The Thursday evening Hooding Ceremony will now include the conferral of
degrees for graduate students. More than 500 master’s candidates are expected for the Thursday event;
the undergraduate ceremony on Friday will celebrate approximately 1,500 students.