Commencement Weekend: May 16-17, 2015

Tentative Schedule

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Friday, April 24, 2015

        11:00 am - 4:00 pm
        Commencement Prep Day
College Union Ballroom
        The Class of 2015 will pick up caps and gowns, and much more.  (Details)

Saturday, May 16, 2015

        1:00 pm
        Spring Honors Day
        Christ Chapel
        Over 40 named awards will be presented to students, who were selected to 
        receive these awards on the basis of their academic achievement and service
        to the campus community. Recipients and their families are notified in April by
        the Provost's Office. Everyone in the campus community is invited and   
        encouraged to attend.

        2:00 pm
        Departmental Receptions
        Various campus locations - (Details will be provided as the date nears)
        These popular receptions provide a festive occasion for faculty and graduates
        to affirm relationships built over the past four years and offer an opportunity for
        parents to "put a face to the name." Seniors, families, and faculty are
        encouraged to attend.

        3:15 pm
        Baccalaureate Line-Up

        South side of Penn Hall, Old Quad
        The Class of 2015, attired in regalia, meets to line up for the Baccalaureate
        processional. (Details)

        4:00 pm

        Christ Chapel
        (Event will be streamed live via the web)
        A long-standing tradition, this optional interfaith service gives seniors and their
        families a chance to gather together to worship, celebrate the tradition of the
        College, and reflect on the future.  Everyone in the campus community is
        invited to attend.
        Remote viewing locations are in Mara Auditorium and Kline Theater. (Details)

        8:00 - 11:00 pm
        Senior Class Graduation Party

        Hosted by President Janet Morgan Riggs '77
        College Union Building, First Floor
        President Riggs invites the class and their families to this social event.
        (Details to follow)

Sunday, May 17, 2015

        8:30 am
        Catholic Mass
        Christ Chapel

        9:45 am
        Senior Class Commencement Line-up
        Bream Gymnasium
        The Class of 2015, attired in regalia, promptly meets in Bream Gymnasium for
        Commencement line-up. (Details to follow)

        11:00 am

        Beachem Portico, North side of Pennsylvania Hall
        (Event will be streamed live via the web)

        Event is held rain or shine, no tickets necessary.
        Gates at seating area open at 9 a.m.
        Please be prepared for security bag checks.
        Details for Families and Guests
        Details for Graduates

        Featured speaker: TBA

        Class of 2015 Senior Address: TBA

        1:30 pm
        Post-Commencement Reception

        Memorial Field Tents
        Enjoy light refreshments and celebration with graduates, faculty, family, and

All graduates are expected to attend the Commencement ceremonies. Those who wish to be excused from Commencement should contact the Registrar's Office

If a student does not meet the graduation requirements, he or she will be notified promptly by the Registrar before Commencement Day.