WSU Commencement Ceremonies Planned May 8-9

OGDEN, Utah – Weber State University officials are expecting the Class of 2003 to total more than 3,000 graduates. More than 2,200 candidates for graduation this spring will be honored May 8-9 during WSU's 121st commencement. An additional 1,200 members of the Class of 2003 received their degrees in conjunction with the university's winter commencement last December.

     The main ceremony will be held May 8 in the Dee Events Center. An academic processional will begin at 5:30 p.m., followed by the formal program. Educator and economist Robert B. Porter will deliver the keynote address and will be awarded an honorary degree. Other honorary degree recipients are: Richard Richards, J. Farrell Shepherd, Keith W. Wilcox. The student graduate speaker will be Steven Starks.

     “Putting Students Through College,” a short program where graduates honor parents, spouses and friends who supported them, will precede the commencement at 3:30 p.m. in the Shepherd Union Ballroom.

     WSU's business school and six academic colleges will hold individual convocations May 9 at various campus locations. Refer to attached schedule for exact times and locations.

The program will be rebroadcast on KUED (Channel 7) May 10 from 5:30-7 p.m.

Weber State University College Convocation Schedule
May 9, 2003

8:00 A.M.

College of Applied Science & Technology                    Dee Events Center
John B. Goddard School of Business & Economics    Austad Auditorium
College of Science                                                                Shepherd Union Ballroom

10:30 A.M.

Ezekiel R. Dumke College of Health Professions        Dee Events Center
College of Arts & Humanities                                               Austad Auditorium

1:00 P.M.

College of Social & Behavioral Sciences                       Dee Events Center
Jerry & Vickie Moyes College of Education                   Austad Auditorium



Marsha Richter, commencement chair
(801) 626-6573 ·

John Kowalewski, director of Media Relations
(801) 626-7212 ·