July 27, 2006

Commencement ceremony set for Aug. 5

Southern Illinois University Carbondale will hold its summer commencement ceremony at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 5, in the SIU Arena. Traditionally, the ceremony includes all colleges and the Graduate School but does not have a formal speaker.

Chancellor Walter V. Wendler will begin the event with greetings and introductions. Officials expect more than 500 students to attend; 1,343 undergraduate students are candidates for bachelors' degrees, 299 students will receive masters' degrees and 66 students will receive doctoral degrees.