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Commencement Notes


West Garage and West Garage Annex have been designated for family and guest parking for Commencement on Friday, June 6, the Parking Office has announced.

People assigned to park in thse areas are asked to use the West Lot on Vassar Street or the CRA lot off Main Street near the Whitehead Institute. The parking gates for the West Lot will be programmed to accept all parkers from the West Area.

There will also be some loss of parking spaces in the Main Lot before and during Commencement exercises. The parking attendant in the Main Lot will assist as needed.

Because of the increased number of cars in and around the campus on Friday, the Parking Office recommends the use of alternate transportation where possible.


Hospitality--A welcome area for parents and guests of the Class of 1997 will be open Thursday from 10am-4pm at Networks on the first floor of the Stratton Student Center. Faculty members are invited to visit the area to talk with parents.

A selection of videotapes including the 2.007 Design Competition and the Edgerton Tribute will be shown. Refreshments will be served.

Publications--Campus publications, apart from the Commencement program, will not be available in Killian Court. Publications will be available at their usual distribution points in the corridors.

Flowers--Flowers used to decorate the Commencement stage will be for sale to the community beginning at about 2:15pm Friday in Killian Court. Impatiens, lantanas, scaveola and geraniums will be available at bargain prices. The flowers are donated by the Commencement Committee and proceeds of the sale benefit the MIT Community Service Fund. Volunteers to help with the sale are needed. To sign up, call x3-1989.


MIT and its constituent Schools and departments have recognized hundreds of students and other members of the MIT community for their accomplishments in 1996-97. Reports from the Awards Convocation and other events begin on page 6.

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on June 4, 1997.

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