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43rd (2011) Commencement Exercises

Come 15 April 2011, after hurdling in victory 4 or 5 years of their life in the mettle of academic learning, a total of 2,344 graduates are set to march through a new horizon in their life. They brought with them not merely a prime academic preparation and a cutting-edge competence in their respective disciplines. More importantly, they are honed up or deeply ingrained with the most fitting professional and ethical values that are envisioned to set them apart from others in their fields and bring them to places where their hearts truly belong.

13 April 2011, Wednesday, 3pm, UAC; Best Sunday dress
Ecumenical Presentation
Candle Lighting Ceremony
Parts: Part 1: Inter-faith; Part 2: Thanksgiving Mass
Note: Final briefing for the graduating students ensues immediately after the celebration. Entrance tickets for parents to the graduation ceremonies will be distributed by the respective Department Chairpersons during the orientation. Each graduand will be given 2 guest tickets.

15 April 2011, Friday, The PICC Forum Tent, Pasay City; Academic gown over the best Sunday dress
Morning Session (1,256 graduands): COPERS, CAUP, CTHTIM, CAE, CET, CME
Afternoon Session (1,088 graduands): CPT, CMC, CS, CHD, CN, CL, CM, GSE, GSHS, EC, GSASE, GSASE, GSM, GSL
Theme: "Overcoming Obstacles. Fulfilling Dreams. Serving with Honor."
Over-all Chair, Ad-Hoc Committee on Graduation & Recognition: Arch. Gil C. Evasco, CAUP

Commencement Speakers (Tentative)
Morning Session: Hon. Alfredo S. Lim, Mayor, City of Manila
Afternoon Session: H.E. Benigno Simeon C. Aquino III, President, Republic of the Philippines

Number of Graduates (Total: 2,344)
Morning Session:
COPERS: 22          CAUP: 24          CTHTIM: 125          CAE: 153          CET: 356          CME: 576
Afternoon Session:
CPT: 60                CMC: 78            CS: 98                  CHD: 174          CN: 166           CL: 19
CM: 102                GSE: 42            GSHS: 22               EC: 27             GSASE: 16        GSM: 254
GSL: 21

& Academic March/Procession
Subject to apt changes, starting 6:30am (AM session) and 11:30am (PM session), graduands will assemble immediately upon arrival at the Bridgeway in front of Forum 2. Following the Assembly Plan, signages will also guide them of their placement on a per college basis.
At the instance of the Marshall (at around 7:30am & 12:30pm), the graduands will enter the graduation hall (Forum 2) simultaneously in 4 lines. Upon reaching the designated seats, pls. remain standing until the singing of the National Anthem is finished, or until prompted by the emcee.

Emergency Situations
Doctors and nurses will be stationed at Forums 1 & 3. Medicines and other emergency implements like wheelchair will be available.

Other Reminders
Cameras and videocams are strictly prohibited inside the PICC Forum. Official professional photographers will take shots of your precious graduation moments.
Children below 7 years old are not allowed within the PICC premises.
Appropriate attire shall be required for entry in PICC. No slippers, undershirt and short pants.
Eating, smoking and littering are prohibited during the proceedings.
Cellphones and two-way radios must be switched-off so as not to interfere with the sound system.
After the ceremonies, pls. return your togas accordingly and claim your refund.

To our successful graduates:
Carry the name and colors of our dear University with dignity, pride and honor. You are now among our ambassadors of goodwill to the whole world. Like others before you, do not falter in taking good care of our University's reputable name, the prestige of which is like a gem that makes all Pamantasan graduates a precious entity in every nook and corner of the world. At all times, make your alma mater proud!