UofL to host ‘double-feature’ commencement May 14


    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Officials at the University of Louisville have decided to host two smaller spring commencement ceremonies—instead of one large one—to allow time for each student to walk across the stage.

    Both graduation ceremonies will be May 14 at the KFC Yum! Center. More than 1,600 students are expected to participate.

    Organizers decided to have two spring ceremonies shortly after the arena was tapped for winter commencement last December, according to Vice Provost Dale Billingsley. That event was a trial run of sorts for spring commencement, which is more than twice as big.

    “After we decided to move the event to the arena, we looked for other ways to improve the program,” Billingsley said. “Getting the students up on stage and into the spotlight is something we’ve wanted to do for years.”

    Graduates will be organized by area of study. The schedule is:

    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.