UofL students prepare for commencement


    LOUISVILLE, Ky. –The University of Louisville will have its winter commencement ceremony Dec. 18 at the Kentucky International Convention Center at 7:30 p.m.

    A total of 1,992 students are expected to graduate this semester, including 44 who will receive doctoral degrees. Nearly 750 of the graduates will participate in the commencement ceremony.

    UofL President James Ramsey will deliver the main commencement address. Cara Uccellini, a political science major from Louisville, is this semester’s student speaker.

    Commencement events for Dec. 18 include:

    • 10 a.m. -5 p.m. – cap and gown distribution, Red Barn
    • 3:30 p.m. – graduate school doctoral hooding ceremony, Comstock Hall, School of Music
    • 4 p.m. -School of Nursing convocation, Rooms 109–112, convention center
    • 6 p.m. – President’s Reception, Cascade Ballroom, convention center
    • 7 p.m. – processional lineup, Rooms 207–211, convention center
    • 7:30 p.m.- commencement ceremony
    • A full commencement schedule is available at louisville.edu/commencement/. For more information, call 502-852-6171.

    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.