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Commencement features on the Web

Graduating students, family members and friends will find a variety of online features

UMass Dartmouth offers a variety of online features for students, families and friends celebrating commencement on May 28.

For those who can't attend the ceremony, a live webcast will be available online, beginning between 10 and 10:15 a.m., as students and faculty form the procession.

The webcast will be viewable in two formats, Flash and QuickTime. Webcast links and steps to take in advance for viewing (to download software, if necessary) are at

The webcast will present the University Commencement, the main part of the ceremony which includes the commencement address and the conferring of honorary and doctoral degrees. (There will be no webcast of the five separate college exercises, beginning at approximately 11:45 a.m., during which undergraduate and masters' degree candidates will receive their diplomas.)

In addition to its radio broadcast, WSMU FM 91.1, the campus radio station, will also deliver a live audiocast of the proceedings beginning at 9:45 a.m. and continuing up until the conferral of degrees.  The audiocast will be available online at, using the QuickTime player or plugin.

In the event of inclement weather, graduating students and their families should check the university's home page for any updates:

The commencement web site at offers a wealth of information and details:

- schedule of events and the order of exercises
- directions to campus
- map of the procession
- a searchable database of the graduates
- details about the honorary degree candidates and the press release

Profiles of some members of the Class of 2006 are featured at

After commencement, the webcast will be available as an online streaming video; a slide show of memorable photos will also be posted to the site.

Author:  "Christine Allen"
Date:  24-May-2006
Department:   CITS

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