UofL spring commencement will be May 12


    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville’s spring commencement is set for May 12 at the downtown KFC Yum! Center. Of the more than 3,200 students on track to graduate this semester, 2,000 plan to take part in commencement.

    Due to the large number of graduates, there will be two ceremonies. Here’s the schedule:

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

    The School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies doctoral hooding ceremony will be 3 p.m. Friday, May 11, at the Center.

    UofL Interim President Greg Postel will preside at both of the May 12 ceremonies. Student speakers will be Giovanni Ibrahim at the 10 a.m. ceremony and Jacqueline Brengelman at the 2 p.m. ceremony.

    Ibrahim graduates from the School of Dentistry with a doctor of medicine degree in dentistry. The Egyptian native’s journey from dishwasher to doctor is an inspiring story.

    Brengelman, a native of Midway, graduates from the School of Music with a degree in music education. She was also a drum major for the University of Louisville Cardinal Marching Band.

    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.


    NOTE: During commencement, the best vantage point for media is left of the stage (when facing the stage). To access this area, enter through section 115 and go all the way down the stairs. The left side will be roped off for media. Media contact for commencement is Cindy Hess, 502-271-7796.