Baccalaureate and Commencement
Commencement is a time of celebration. This website will provide details you need to plan for this very special time in the lives of our students.
Commencement is scheduled for Sunday, May 4, and the day includes a number of activities as we gather to celebrate your college graduation. Our hope is that you will plan to join us for as many of the events as you can.
For more information on the event, visit our graduation page.
Schedule of Activities
- 8 a.m. Daily Grind Coffee Shop open (closing at 2 p.m.)
- 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Campus Shop open
- 9:30-10:30 a.m. Baccalaureate Service in Bradley Theatre
- 10:30-11 a.m. Graduation Rehearsal in Wehr Center Fieldhouse
- 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Graduation Celebration Brunch: Location TBA
- The location of the brunch will be stated on the brunch tickets sent in late April.
- 11 a.m. Campus Pub open (closing at 6 p.m.)
- 1:15 p.m. Bachelor's degree candidates gather in the Bradley Building and master's degree candidates gather in Chase to line up for commencement
- 2 p.m. Commencement Ceremony in Wehr Center Fieldhouse
- A President’s Reception for all students, their families and guests, faculty and staff will be held in the Woltzen Gym following the Commencement Ceremony.