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Pre-Orders Now Being Accepted for 2013 Commencement DVD

February 15, 2013

Pre-Order Your DVD Here

MEC2749Members of DePauw University's Class of 2013 are invited to order a permanent keepsake from a special day. DePauw will again produce a DVD of its commencement ceremonies.  Besides capturing the proceedings of May 19 -- including footage of each graduate receiving their DePauw diploma -- the disc will contain a number of memories from the past four years, including clips of prominent visitors to campus.

Orders are now being accepted at $19.95 for the first disc; additional DVDs sent to the same address will be $8 each (7% sales tax will be added to Indiana orders). An online order form is available here.

The 174th annual commencement will take place on Sunday, May 19, at 10:30 a.m. in Holton Memorial Quadrangle. (at left: front cover of 2012 commencement DVD)

The DVDs are professionally replicated, not duplicated, and are housed in a decorative jacket. The commencement program will be captured in a multi-camera production which will show the procession of graduating seniors to the staging area, speeches and -- as noted -- video of each graduate receiving his or her diploma. 

If you're looking for a particular graduate, it's easy using the DVD's menu. For example, to see a graduate whose last name is Jones, you click on the letter 'J' in the menu and are immediately taken to the first person whose LGL0545last name begins with the letter 'J' receiving his or her diploma. Users can also jump to specific speeches, or watch the program from beginning to end.

Also included on the 2013 commencement disc will be an array of bonus features.  They will include campus highlights of the past four years (ranging from clips of the opening convocation at which the Class of 2013 was welcomed to DePauw by President Brian Casey and Ubben Lecturers such as Bill Clinton, Leyhmah Gbowee, Karl Rove and Howard Dean, Jane Goodall and Oscar Arias); "Monon Memories" of the last four football battles with Wabash College for the prized Monon Bell; a photo gallery of commencement day activities; and vintage film from the DePauw Archives. (at left: President Clinton and his longtime adviser, 1957 DePauw graduate Vernon Jordan, at the November 18, 2011 event)

This will mark the 32nd DVD that DePauw has produced.  Past projects include 15 Monon Bell Classics (1977, 1994 and 2000-12), some of which remain available here (supplies are very limited of the 2002, 2007 and 2010 DVDs; the 2006 disc is sold out). Also available are DVDs of the 2002-12 commencement ceremonies via this link.

For more information on DePauw's 174th annual commencement, click here.

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