UofL spring commencement set for May 13



    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville’s spring commencement is set for May 13 at the downtown KFC Yum! Center.

    Of the more than 3,100 students on track to graduate this semester, 2,000 plan to take part in commencement. That’s about 70 more than last spring.

    To allow time for each graduate to cross the stage and receive a diploma, there will be two ceremonies. The schedule is:


    • 10 a.m. – College of Arts and Sciences, Kent School of Social Work, School of Dentistry, School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies, Brandeis School of Law, School of Medicine and School of Public Health and Information Sciences


    • 2 p.m. – College of Business, College of Education & Human Development, J. B. Speed School of Engineering, School of Music and School of Nursing


    A coffee and dessert reception for graduates and their families will be 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the main concourse.

    Student speakers will be College of Arts and Sciences math and physics major Conrad Smart, a native of Versailles, at the 10 a.m. event and J. B. Speed School of Engineering graduate Jalyn Shontee of Louisville at the 2 p.m. event. Shontee graduated last spring with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and completed her master’s degree in the same major this year. Both Smart and Shontee are Brown Fellows and have a long list of academic and community accomplishments.

    UofL Interim President Greg Postel will preside at both ceremonies.

    Students and their guests should enter the KFC Yum! Center through the entrance on Main Street between Second and Third streets. To see a full schedule or learn more, go to http://www.louisville.edu/commencement or contact Joe Dablow at 502-852-5297.


    Cindy Hess
    Cindy Hess has more than 30 years of experience in communications, marketing and investor relations, including more than a decade at UofL. She is "sort of" retired but happy to come back to the Office of Communications and Marketing to help with special projects and assignments.