Schedule of Activities

Schedule of events and activities for Commencement weekend.
faculty posing with student after Commencement

Friday, May 19, 2017

10:00am - Continental Breakfast for Graduates on the Sommer Center lawn

11:00am – Rehearsal on the steps of Macmillan

8:00pm - Senior Send-Off
Join the Class of 2017, faculty, and staff for a fun night! Hosted bar and snacks provided! Come dance the night away as we celebrate the Class of 2017!

10:00pm Senior Send-Off continues in The Well until midnight!

Saturday, May 20, 2017

7:30 – 9:00 am - Breakfast
A continental breakfast will be served. The cost is $5.75 per person. There is no charge for children aged 5 and under. Graduating seniors will be issued a complimentary ticket.
Location: Dining Hall

7:00 - 9:00 am - Stagecoach Rides
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.
Location: Main Circle

9:00 am – Guest Seating "opens"
Macmillan Lawn

9:15 am – Graduate Line Up
Graduating seniors line up for the processional and ceremony
Location: Macmillan Hall

10:00 am - Commencement Ceremony
The commencement ceremony begins promptly with the processional at 10:00 a.m. and lasts approximately ninety minutes.
Location: Macmillan Hall steps and lawn

End of Commencement – Reception
Immediately following the ceremony, the Trustees of the College, President, senior staff and faculty invite you to a reception in the Dining Hall. The reception will end at 1:30 pm.
Location: Dining Hall and Ryerson Commons

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