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NMSU to hold special doctoral hooding ceremony during spring commencement activities

More than 1,600 students are expected to walk across the stage at the spring 2015 commencement ceremonies at New Mexico State University Saturday, May 9, at the Pan American Center.


Row of graduates in cap and robe walking.
More than 1,600 graduates will participate in NMSU?s 2015 spring commencement on Saturday, May 9. This year?s commencement activities will begin with the doctoral candidates? hooding at 7 p.m. Friday. Commencement ceremonies will be at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday. All events will be at the Pan American Center. (Photo by Darren Phillips)

Activities will begin Friday, May 8, the first-ever doctoral hooding ceremony at 7 p.m. in the Pan American Center. Sixty-one candidates are expected to participate in the ceremony.

The first commencement ceremony will begin at 9 a.m. with undergraduate and graduate candidates from the colleges of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences, Business, Engineering and Health and Social Services.

The second ceremony will begin at 2 p.m. with undergraduate and graduate candidates from the colleges of Arts and Sciences and Education.

Tickets are not required. The Pan American Center will open one hour prior to each ceremony. Candidates should check in east of the Pan American Center in Lot 32.

Due to construction congestion on Interstate 25, the NMSU Police Department suggests using alternate routes to the campus, such as Telshor Boulevard from the north to University Avenue.

Arrowhead Drive between Triviz Drive and Stewart Street along the Pan Am Center will be closed for commencement. Candidates and general parking will be in the lots to the north and east of the Pan Am, with handicapped parking to the north and northeast of the building.

Media covering the event should pick up a media pass in the coordinating center tent in Lot 32 east of the Pan American Center.

For more information visit commencement.nmsu.edu.