Bridging Religious and Cultural Divides

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This year, UTS graduation will again be held at UTS Barrytown, NY in the chapel on Saturday, May 28, beginning at 2:00 PM. Graduating students will be recipients of Doctoral and Master degrees.

In addition to the graduates, their relatives and guests, all alumni and friends, near and far, are invited to attend and celebrate with the graduating Class of 2016.

This continues a very special year in UTS history as it is the 40th Commencement at UTS.

UTS was founded in 1975. The first commencement was for the incoming class of that year, the Class of 1977. UTS celebrated 2015 as the 40th Anniversary of the founding year. The 40th commencement in May, 2016 is now yet another great stepping stone.

UTS is delighted to graduate a class of capable men and women who can go out into the world to serve God and humankind, continuing to partner with UTS in its mission to bridge religious and cultural divides.

As is now the custom, returning alumni are invited to walk with the graduating class.  A special invitation goes to those alumnae/i from the Classes of 1986, 1996, and 2006 who feel called to come back to Barrytown and mark their 30th, 20th and 10th anniversaries. Your alma mater extends a warm welcome. After the ceremony there will be a reception on the UTS lawns.

The whole event is hosted by UTS for graduates, their relatives, their guests, and for alumnae/I and friends of UTS.

We look forward to seeing you here at Barrytown, NY on a beautiful summer day.

For further information
Please contact Robin James Graham (Advancement and Communications)
Need accommodations for the weekend? Please contact Kate Korda (Hospitality)

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