Howard University

2008 Commencement

Class of 2008

Important Graduation Information

Commencement 2008 speakers

John Brittain
Keynote Speaker
Hooding and Degree Presentation Ceremony

Commencement Orator
Kenneth I. Chenault
Chairman & CEO
American Express Company

Howard University Main Campus

Friday, May 9, 2008
10:00 a.m.
Mandatory Class Meeting with Dean Schmoke—
Moot Court Room Line up for Baccalaureate procession—Academic Robe only

11:00 a.m.
Baccalaureate—Dunbarton Chapel—Academic Robe only

Saturday, May 10, 2008

UPDATE:Due to weather delays the Hooding Ceremony is changed to 3:00 p.m. • May 10th

7:30 a.m.
Buses leave Washington Convention Center (L Street Entrance) going to main campus

7:45 a.m.
Assemble at Greene Stadium no later than 7:45 a.m.

9:00 a.m.
Procession for Main Campus Ceremony

12:15 p.m.
Leave Main Campus Ceremony — with Dean Duckett or Professor Worthy

12:30 p.m.
Bus leaves from Sherman Avenue and Euclid for return trip to the Convention Center

12:45 p.m.
Arrive at Convention Center and prepare for Hooding and Degree Presentation

1:30 p.m.
Convention Center doors open for guests

2:30 p.m.

4:30 p.m.
Ceremony ends

No guest will be permitted into the Convention Center without a ticket.

Children must have tickets for admission into the Convention Center, if seats are needed, ushers will request to see tickets for all members of the party. Guests without tickets will have to leave.

Infant seats will not be permitted in the Convention Center. Infants and toddlers small enough to sit in an adult’s lap will be granted entry without a ticket. Every infant and toddler must remain in an adult’s lap or the adult and child will have to leave.

Main Campus is on the Shaw-Howard Univ. Metro Station - Green Line. Exit the Shaw-Howard U. Metro station from the 7th Street/Georgia Avenue entrance, turn right/north and proceed approximately six blocks until you have reached the main campus of Howard University.

The Washington Convention Center is located at 801 Mount Vernon Place, NW. The closest Metro stop is Mt. Vernon Sq./7th St. Convention Center on the Yellow or Green Line. Upon exiting the Mt. Vernon Sq. Metro Station, the entrance to the Convention Center is directly in front of you.

Graduates must assemble at Greene Stadium not later than 7:45 a.m. on May 10th. Your guests should plan to arrive early. They must be seated by 8:45 a.m.

There is no parking garage on main campus or at the Convention Center. Street parking or nearby parking lots may be available.