2018 Commencement Schedule

Friday, May 18

5:30-7:30 p.m.
Social with Families
Sullivan Student Center

  • Includes hors d'ouevres, beer, wine, and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Please bring government-issued identification if you wish to enjoy beer or wine at the social
  • Dress is business casual

Saturday, May 19

1:30 p.m.         
Friends of the Libraries Annual Commencement Lecture
Location TBD

3:00 p.m.          
Phi Beta Kappa Induction
Location TBD

4:30 p.m.
Commencement Concert - The Laurentian Singers
Gunnison Chapel

6:30 p.m.                         
Senior Dinner Dance
Location TBD

This annual event is planned entirely by the Senior Class and is a chance to gather with other families for a great dinner and wonderful music.  Open to those who have purchased tickets in advance.  The RSVP link for the Social with Families and the Senior Class Dinner Dance will be available here for the Senior Celebration Events page beginning in early April 2018. 

Sunday, May 20

8:00 a.m.                     
Baccalaureate Service of Celebration
Gunnison Chapel
Baccalaureate is a traditional interfaith service of reading, poetry and music, a chance for reflection and thought before the Commencement Ceremony begins

9:00 a.m.                          
Seniors begin robing and line-up. Procession begins at 9:40 a.m.
Between Dean-Eaton Hall and Carnegie Hall or Appleton Arena

10:00 a.m.                        
Creasy Commencement Commons or Appleton Arena

Commencement will be followed by a reception on the Douglas Hall Quad or Leithead Field House.

After Commencement
ROTC Commissioning

1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
A buffet lunch will be available in Dana Dining Hall at $8.00 per person for adults and $5.00 for children under six.  Seniors are guests of the University.  Grab a last bite before beginning your travels home!

6:00 p.m.                         
Residences close