Get Spring Commencement Details
Below please find information related to our Commencement activities:
Senior Picnic – Monday, May 14
The annual picnic for graduating seniors will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Fenner Quadrangle. The picnic will be held rain or shine.
Champagne Brunch for Seniors and Faculty – Wednesday, May 16
The annual champagne brunch for graduates and the faculty will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Henry Student Center Ballroom.
Academic Awards Ceremony – Friday, May 18
Our annual academic awards ceremony will be held from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the Darling Theater at the Dorothy Dickson Darte Center for the Performing Arts.
Baccalaureate Service – Friday, May 18
The Baccalaureate Service will begin at 4 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church (97 South Franklin Street).
President’s Reception for Graduate and Families – Friday, May 18
The President’s Reception will be held on Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Weckesser Hall.
71st Annual Spring Commencement – Saturday, May 19 at 10 a.m. (Graduate/Professional) and 3 p.m. (Bachelors)
Faculty may participate in one or both of the ceremonies.
Faculty participating in the graduate ceremony (10 a.m.) should arrive at the Karambelas Media Center by 9:15 a.m. to prepare for Commencement. The faculty will robe and form the line of march in the lobby of the Sordoni Art Gallery. A reception will follow the ceremony.
Faculty participating in the afternoon ceremony (3 p.m.) should arrive at the Karambelas Media Center by 2:15 p.m. to prepare for Commencement. The faculty will robe and form the line of march in the lobby of the Sordoni Art Gallery. A reception will follow the ceremony.
If you ordered a cap and gown, you are able to pick it up from the Office of Student Affairs in Passan Hall. Any gowns not picked up by Friday at noon will be taken to the Karambelas Media Center on Saturday morning. Tom Thomas and Katy Betnar will do the line up of the faculty. You are reminded that there will be no place to store valuables during the ceremony.
Rented gowns can be deposited in the boxes provided in the lobby of the Sordoni Art Gallery after the ceremony. Otherwise, gowns need to be returned to Student Affairs by the end of the day on Wednesday, May 23.
Please be in touch with the Office of Student Affairs (ext. 4100) if you have any questions.