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Sunday's 175th Commencement to be Webcast Live

Sunday's 175th Commencement to be Webcast Live

May 13, 2014

Also: Webcast Link; Order Commencement DVD

The 175th commencement ceremony at DePauw University, which will take place this Sunday, May 18, at 10:30 a.m. (EST), will webcast live for family members and friends of 2014 graduates who cannot be in Greencastle for the proceedings. Alumni and others are also encouraged to watch the event, which will be available at the University's video portal (once there, click "watch"), and an archived version will be available at the same location after the ceremony is completed.

Saturday's 4 p.m. baccalaureate program will also be webcast.

The graduation ceremony is set to begin at 10:30 a.m. in Holton Memorial Quadrangle. In the event of adverse conditions, the proceedings will be moved to the Lilly Center.

Kal Penn (pictured at left) -- known for his starring roles in TV’s House and 24 and in the Harold and Kumar film franchise and the former associate director of the White House Office of Public Engagement -- will present the address to DePauw's Class of 2014.  Oxford University Professor Emeritus Emilie Savage-Smith and renowned poet Gjertrud C. Schnackenberg will also be awarded honorary Doctor of Letters degrees at the ceremony (learn more here).

As this article is being posted Tuesday morning, the weather outlook on commencement day is for partly cloudy skies and a very slight chance of rain, with a high in the upper 60s. You'll find the latest weather forecast by clicking here.

A higher-quality, permanent video of DePauw's 2014 commencement will be available via a limited edition commemorative DVD, which is available for pre-order. The disc, which is professionally replicated, will include footage of each graduate receiving their DePauw diploma as well as a range of bonus materials. 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; you can learn more about the disc in this article. (at right: the cover of the 2013 commencement DVD)

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