Schedule of Activities

Schedule of events and activities for Commencement weekend.
students posing for camera prior to Commencement ceremony

Friday, May 15, 2020

8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. – The Grind Café Open
Location: Zabriskie Hall, 1st Floor

8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. College Store Open
Location: Zabriskie Hall, 1st Floor

1:00 p.m. – Commencement Rehearsal
Location: Macmillan Hall, Front Steps

8:00–10:00 p.m. – Senior Send-Off
Location: Ryerson Commons / Dining Hall, Main Building
Join the class of 2020, faculty and staff for a fun night!

Saturday, May 16, 2020

7:00–9:00 a.m. – Stagecoach Rides
Location: Main Circle
Traditional senior rides in the Wells Fargo stagecoaches will begin at 7:00 a.m. in front of Main building and will continue until 9:00 a.m. Time permitting, family members may ride in the coaches after all seniors have enjoyed the traditional ride.

7:00–9:00 a.m. – Breakfast in the Dining Hall
Location: Dining Hall, Main Building
The dining hall will be open for seniors and their family members to enjoy a light breakfast.

7:30 a.m. - Noon – The Grind Café Open
Location: Zabriskie Hall, 1st Floor

8:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. College Store Open
Location: Zabriskie Hall, 1st Floor

9:00 a.m. – Guest Seating Opens
Location: Macmillan Circle

9:15 a.m. – Graduates Line Up
Location: Macmillan Hall
Graduating seniors line up for the processional and ceremony.

10:00 a.m. – Commencement Ceremony
Location: Macmillan Circle
The Commencement ceremony begins promptly with the processional at 10:00 a.m. and lasts approximately 90 minutes.

Following Commencement – Dessert Reception
Location: Ryerson Commons / Dining Hall, Main Building
Immediately following the ceremony, the trustees of the College, president, senior staff and faculty invite you to a dessert reception. All members of the Wells campus community are invited to congratulate our graduates.

4:00 p.m. – Residence Halls Close
Students must move out of their residence hall rooms by this time.

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