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DVD of DePauw's 180th Commencement Arrives from Factory, Now Shipping to Graduates & Families

DVD of DePauw's 180th Commencement Arrives from Factory, Now Shipping to Graduates & Families

June 7, 2019

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Less than three weeks after the diplomas were awarded to DePauw University's Class of 2019, the DVD capturing the pageantry of commencement day and recapping the past four years has arrived from the replicator and is now shipping. 

The limited edition disc includes five hours and 36 minutes of content, featuring the May 19 ceremony. There is footage of each graduate of the Class of 2019 receiving their DePauw diploma along with a range of bonus features.

The DVDs are $19.95 for the first disc; additional discs sent to the same address will be $8 each (shipping to domestic addresses is included; 7% sales tax will be added to Indiana orders). An online order form is available here.

The DVD features the four-camera coverage of the ceremony, including the procession of graduating seniors, speeches (including the primary address by actor Drew Powell '98), and the presentation of diplomas. Those looking for a particular part of the program can immediately access what they seek via the DVD's menu. For example, to see a graduate whose last name is Allen, you click on the letter 'A' in the menu and are immediately taken to the first person whose last name begins with the letter 'A' receiving his or her diploma. Users can also jump to specific speeches, or watch the program from beginning to end.

The dual-layer disc also contains many extras that recap of some of the memorable experiences the graduates have had while at DePauw and spotlight some of the University's history. 

The bonus features include campus highlights from 2015-2019, including clips of some of the most memorable moments of the past four years, starting with the arrival of the Class of 2019 on campus in August 2015; clips of Ubben Lecturers such as Malala Yousafzai, Yeonmi Park, David Hanson and Sophia, David Cameron, Bill Rasmussen '54, Jenna Fischer, Arne Duncan and Leslie Odom Jr.; the dedication of Hoover Hall; and footage from the thrilling 2016 Monon Bell Classic.

The DVD also contains a photo gallery of commencement day activities, and vintage film from the DePauw Archives.

This marks the 18th commencement DVD that DePauw has produced, and the 45th DVD overall.  Past projects include 23 Monon Bell Classics (1977, 1984, 1993, 1994 and 2000-18), some of which remain available click here.

Coverage of the May 19 ceremony is available here.

For more information on the 180th commencement, click here.