Commencement is a long-standing tradition that celebrates the achievements of our graduates. It is the culmination of our students' hard work over the course of the last four years (and sometimes even longer), and in the case of our graduate students, intensive study over a shorter period of time. On this page, you'll find the schedule for Graduation Rehearsal and Graduation Day. The link for General Information provides graduates with information needed to make sure all arrangements are made prior to graduation, which will make the experience flow much more smoothly. The Graduation Tips page provides some other useful information.
May 2017 Schedule
Day of Rehearsal - Friday, May 5, 2017
1:30 P.M. - Graduation rehearsal will be held on Friday, May 5, 2017, beginning at 1:30 PM in Huff Concert Hall in the Reeves Fine Arts Building. We will process from Reeves to Riddle Center, where Commencement is held. Your sponsor does need to be present for rehearsal. You will receive your hood at rehearsal, and if you have not picked up your cap and gown, you may do so after rehearsal. Dress for rehearsal is casual.
Day of Graduation - Saturday, May 6, 2017
9:45 A.M. - Reception for Parents and Graduates at the Reeves Fine Arts Building
10:30 A.M.- Baccalaureate Service - Huff Concert Hall, Reeves Fine Arts Building - The Baccalaureate Service is that part of the graduation day for seniors, their family and friends, faculty, and administration to gather as a community in a worship service. This ecumenical service is designed to celebrate with thanksgiving the college days and to ask God's guidance in the post college days. The SGA president will lead the class prayer and a noted speaker will offer the sermon. Please ask your family and friends to join you.
11:30 A.M. - 12:50 P.M. - Lunch is available in the Green and Gold Café at the cost of $6.25 per person. Please pay at the door.
1:00 P.M. - Get in line with your sponsor in the Reeves Fine Arts Building.
2:00 P.M. - Graduation - March F. Riddle Center.