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Important Announcement Regarding Changes to Commencement

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is forecasting heavy rains, strong winds, low temperatures and potential snow/rain mix overnight Friday and into Saturday. For the safety of our graduates, faculty/staff and platform party, we are cancelling the processional from Webb University Center to the Ted Constant Convocation Center.

As a result of this cancellation, all commencement participants will report to the TED, instead of first meeting in Webb Center. Students, faculty/staff and the platform party will robe in the TED.

Participating faculty will robe in the east hallway of the Constant Center, along Monarch Way, and should enter the Constant Center through any entrance except the 43rd Street multipurpose room entrance. Students will check-in and robe in the multipurpose room (Big Blue Room) along 43rd Street. Reporting times have not changed.

Parking will be available on a first-come, first-served basis in Parking Garage "C" (41st St. and Hampton Blvd.), Parking Garage "D" (behind the SpringHill Suites), lot 30 (beside Gornto and BAL, 43rd St. and Hampton Blvd.) and lots 19 and 20 (end of 45th St. between Kaufman Hall and Perry Library). Shuttle service will be provided between lots 19 and 20 and the Constant Center. Please remember that 43rd St. will be closed to vehicle traffic, so you must enter garage "C" via its 41st St. entrance.

Additional details are available on the Commencement@ODU Web site at www.odu.edu/commencement.

Please continue to monitor the ODU home page www.odu.edu and Commencement@ODU for the latest updates.

Thank you for your understanding and continued cooperation as we work to ensure the safety of our commencement participants and their guests, while preserving the traditions and integrity of the ceremony.

This article was posted on: December 18, 2009

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