*** MEDIA ADVISORY ***
DATE: Friday, May 13, 2011
TIME: 5 p.m.
PLACE: McGuirk Alumni Stadium
Undergraduate Commencement at the University of Massachusetts Amherst on Friday, May 13 at 5 p.m. will feature a videotaped address from alumna and NASA astronaut Catherine "Cady" Coleman who is currently on board the International Space Station. Coleman will be offering congratulations to the 4,300 Earth-bound graduates at ceremonies at McGuirk Alumni Stadium.
All reporters and photographers, including those from on-campus media outlets, must contact the Office of News & Media Relations at 413/545-0444 to obtain passes for the ceremony. Passes will be available for pick-up on the second floor of Munson Hall. Unless other arrangements are made, it is strongly advised that media representatives obtain their passes by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, May 11.