ST. GEORGE – Dixie State College will offer free live online video streaming of Friday’s Centennial Commencement Exercises. The URL for the web event is www.voddov.com/live. The site will be available beginning at 2 p.m., and instructions on how to view the video will be provided. In addition, the video will be archived on DSC’s official website and available for future viewing later that evening.
The ceremony will also be broadcast live on Dixie’s Community Education Channel (CEC), and shown on a taped-delay basis on CEC throughout the month of May. Additionally, DSC’s Centennial Commencement will be re-broadcast statewide on KUEN-TV on Saturday, May 14th, at 7:30 p.m.
Dixie State’s Centennial Commencement Exercises will begin at 2 p.m., with Thomas S. Monson, President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving as commencement speaker. Graduates will march from DSC’s Eccles Fine Arts Center down the palm-lined walkway to the Burns Arena starting at 1:20 p.m.
This year’s Centennial Commencement ceremony will be a ticketed event. Each graduate who plans to attend the ceremony will receive two free tickets for family and friends for seating at the Burns Arena, which has a seating capacity of nearly 4,100 patrons when set up for commencement. Those patrons include graduates, DSC faculty and staff, dignitaries, platform guests and spectators.
DSC officials have also set aside 700 “obstructed view” seats and will make those free tickets available on a first-come, first-served basis prior to the ceremony in a line-up area located at the Avenna Center Plaza. Ticketed guests to DSC’s Centennial Commencement ceremony are asked to be seated by 1:50 p.m. (10 minutes before the start of the ceremony), in order to serve patrons wishing to secure a restricted-view seat.
In an effort to accommodate all visitors to the campus that day, Dixie State officials have set up overflow venues at the Avenna Center Cox Auditorium and at the Eccles Fine Arts Center Main Stage Theater. All overflow areas will provide a live television feed of the ceremony on a projection screen. Seating in the overflow venues will be available on a first-come, first-served basis and no ticket is required.
The annual President’s Reception and Graduate Luncheon will be held earlier that day from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., in the DSC Gardner Center Ballroom. The luncheon is free to graduates, while extra tickets may be purchased for $11.50 for adults and $7 for children age 12-under. Luncheon tickets are available at the DSC Avenna Center Ticket Office or by calling 435-652-7800. For more DSC Commencement information, please visit www.dixie.edu/commencement.