Relevant Excerpt of Text of September 12, 2013 Email from Christopher Retzko to Ann Gould Re University Commencement 2016:

We are working on a banner celebration for the 250th Anniversary Commencement in 2016 and I wanted to find out if the University Senate has set the date yet for the ceremony? We would like to extend an invitation to a potential speaker and wanted to include the date in the request. Given the current format of 17 weeks of classes beginning the week of MLK's Birthday I am projecting that the spring semester in 2016 would run from Tuesday, January 19th through Wednesday, May 11th, with the ceremony on Sunday, May 15th.

Thank you for any help you can provide.

Christopher R. Retzko
Manager, Special Events & Programs
Office of the Secretary of the University