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DVD of May's 175th Commencement is Now Available for Pre-Order

February 20, 2014

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For a thirteenth consecutive year, DePauw University is offering its graduates-to-be and their families the opportunity to own a DVD capturing the 2014 commencement ceremony and an array of features that capture key moments that have taken place over the past four years.  Pre-orders are being accepted at $19.95 for the first disc; additional DVDs sent to the same address are $8 each (7% sales tax will be added to Indiana orders). An online order form is available here.

The University's 175th commencement exercises will take place on Sunday, May 18, at 10:30 a.m. in Holton Memorial Quadrangle.

The commencement program will be captured in a multi-camera production. The disc will include video of each graduate receiving his or her degree and all of the speeches and pageantry from the day.  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 Williams, you click on the letter 'W' in the menu and are immediately taken to the first person whose last name begins with the letter 'W' 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 are campus highlights of the past four years (ranging from clips of the opening convocation at which the Class of 2014 was welcomed to DePauw by President Brian Casey, the women's basketball team's national championship, the opening of Eli's Books/Starbucks on the square, Brad Stevens '99 taking the reins of the Boston Celtics, and montages of Ubben Lecturers such as Bill Clinton, Oscar Arias, Jane Goodall, Ron Paul, Rebecca Skloot, Carl Bernstein and Leymah Gbowee); "Monon Memories" of the last four football battles with Wabash College for the prized Monon Bell; a commencement photo gallery which includes hundreds of images; and vintage film from the DePauw Archives. (at left: the front cover of the 2013 commencement DVD package)

MEC 800The DVD will be professionally replicated and should ship within 3 weeks of the ceremony.

This will mark the 34th DVD that DePauw has produced.  Past projects include 17 Monon Bell Classics (1977, 1993, 1994 and 2000-13), 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 2002-13 commencement ceremonies via this link.

 Learn more about the 2014 commencement by clicking here.

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