Commencement

GUEST REMINDERS FOR COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY

INFORMATION FOR PARENTS

DIRECTIONS AND CAMPUS MAP

Wednesday, May 4
Last Day of Classes

Friday – Saturday, Monday – Wednesday- May 6 – 7, 9 – 10
Final Exams

Wednesday, May 9
Last Day to settle all financial obligations to the College.
Contact the Business Office with any questions about your account, 757-5120.

Friday, May 13
1:00 p.m.   Commencement Dress Rehearsal (Required)
ALL GRADUATES AND HOODERS MUST ATTEND
*Bring your cap, gown, & hood.  
Hooders may leave at the end of rehearsal.
Senior Survey (Required)
Senior Class of 2016 group portrait taken after survey.
These required events will take several hours.
Porter Auditorium

6:15 p.m.  Marker Ceremony
Main Post Office Downtown
Graduates & Faculty will process in regalia.  
Contact Debra Williams, 757-2820 for information.

7:00 p.m.  Baccalaureate Service 
Mulberry United Methodist Church, 719 Mulberry Street
Contact Debra Williams, 757-2820 for information.  

Saturday, May 14
8:00 a.m.  
Buffet breakfast on Mount Vernon Porch  - R.S.V.P. only.
Contact Theresa Abercrombie, 757-5216 for information & reservations. 
(Rain site – Anderson Dining Hall.)

9:00 a.m.  Porter Auditorium doors will be open for guests with tickets.
Commencement tickets are limited. 
(More information available in the Spring from your student.)

9:15 a.m.  ALL GRADUATES – Seniors AND Hooders will line up in hallways outside of Trice Room and Bookstore in O.S. Porter Building.  Junior Marshals will direct you.
(In case of rain, line-up will be in stairwells of Porter Auditorium.)

9:45 a.m.  Procession starts
All available seats will be open to the public. Guests must be in the auditorium prior to the procession.