Graduation info... if family didn't keep asking me when the commencement ceremony was going to be, I probably still wouldn't know! And now people want more information... like driving directions. I guess that would be helpful, huh? So here ya go...
Spring Commencement (web page) will be held in Michigan Stadium (map web page) on Saturday, April 26, 2003. The ceremony begins at 9:15 a.m. with the graduate procession and will end at approximately 11:00 a.m. The program will be broadcast on University of Michigan Public Television WFUM-TV 28 in Flint, and Comcast cable TV channel 22 in the greater Ann Arbor area. Ceremonial coverage will also be webcast over the Internet. Michigan Stadium gates open at 8:30 a.m. Families and guests should enter through Gates 2, 4, 8, and 9. All guests are asked to be seated prior to 9:15 a.m., when the graduate procession begins. Parking will be available at Crisler Arena (directions map web page).
After the commencement ceremony, everyone's invited to come over to my place (directions) for food (barbecue?). My mother's bringing the cake and, I believe, handling the non-perishable stuff. My father's taking care of most other stuff. As you can probably tell, I'm not all that organized as far as all this is concerned. Fortunately, there's a Farmer Jack, Meijer, Kroger... whatever you need, it's here. I figure that if the graduation ceremony is over by 11:00 a.m., I should be able to get back to my place by noon. (It should be about a fifteen minute drive, but I'm trying to factor in a little lag time between the end of the ceremony and getting to my car and then traffic and all that.) So, anyone who plans on just coming for the food should plan for around 12:30 p.m. or so. I think. You know, gotta factor in traffic and all that.
Oh, tickets... I'll try to get enough for everyone who wants to go, but I'm only guaranteed 10 tickets. If you haven't already told me you want a ticket, email, call, or leave me a note here.
What do I want for a graduation gift? *shrugs shoulders* I honestly don't know. If all I get is a phone call or email or something saying congratulations, that'll be good enough for me. But, if you feel compelled to get me something anyway, you can get something off my Amazon.com wishlist or my ThinkGeek.com wishlist. Or you can get me something else, it's up to you.
Am I missing something? If you've got more questions about graduation itself, the university probably has the answer for you here. Otherwise, email (or a note here) is probably the best way to get ahold of me.