Penn Commencement Live on the Web

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@pobox.upenn.edu | 215-898-6460April 25, 2003

PHILADELPHIA  Family and friends unable to attend Penn's 247th Commencement in person will be able to view the entire ceremony online thanks to a live Webcast.

Coverage of the ceremony at Franklin Field  from processional to recessional and all the pomp and circumstance in between  will be broadcast live on the Internet beginning at 9 a.m. (EDT), Monday, May 19.

Virtual Commencement audience members can log in by visiting http://www.upenn.edu/commencement/webcast.html, and clicking on the View Webcast Live link. The link will activate at approximately 8:45 a.m.

The Webcast will be limited to 1,000 viewers at a time. Once the maximum number of viewers is reached, those who attempt to connect while the other viewers are receiving the stream will receive an error message. As viewers drop out, those attempting to reconnect will take their place.

The Commencement Webcast, can be viewed using RealPlayer (version 8 or higher). The Webcast will be encoded in surestream to support a variety of Internet connection speeds.

The broadcast will be archived and available for viewing on demand beginning May 21.

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