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Carry an International Flag in the Commencement Processional

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Commencement 2013 will continue the tradition of including a parade of international flags for the countries represented by graduating international students. Students who have participated in the processional in past years have been thrilled with the enthusiastic welcome they receive from their classmates and guests.If you would like to take part in the processional on Friday, May 10, 2013, at 5:00 p.m. by carrying the flag of your country, please contact Terry Sall at tsall@admin.umass.edu by May 3, 2013.

Graduates carry the flags into the stadium at the beginning of the commencement ceremony, place the flags in special stands on the field, then join their classmates for the remainder of the ceremony. If you have questions, please call Terry at 413-545-4894.  If more than one person volunteers to do this for the same country, the first request will be accepted as the flag carrier, and others may march beside the flag carrier.