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2012 Commencement Weekend

DePauw Under the Stars

April 27, 2012

Commencement Weekend is being reshaped for 2012, beginning with the Baccalaureate, which will now be celebrated on Saturday afternoon. DePauw's Baccalaureate Service is a celebration of the spirit of the University and an opportunity to give thanks for the time spent together over the past four years.  As a community DePauw gathers to celebrate the accomplishments of the graduating class through music, readings and reflections.  

The night before commencement, East College lawn is lit up with lanterns and torches, champagne and cake is served, and a big band plays great American standards.  

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DePauw Under the Stars has become a signature event for the weekend, bringing together the entire community--students, families, friends, faculty and staff--to celebrate. This year, for the first time, there will be a dance floor set up on the lawn.

DePauw University's 173rd Commencement Ceremony will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday morning in the Holton Quadrangle on the DePauw campus.  James B. Stewart -- Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, bestselling author, columnist for the New York Times and 1973 graduate of DePauw University -- will deliver the principal address to DePauw's Class of 2012.  Approximately 530 students will receive degrees.

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