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Thursday, May 9, 2019

Senior Class Dinner (Students only)
6:00 p.m.
Plumley Armory – Reservations required

Friday, May 10, 2019

Student Assembly
9:30 a.m.
Andrews Gym

Commencement Rehearsal (for all participants)
10:00 a.m.
Shapiro Field House

Bicentennial Merchandise Sale
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Wise Campus Center Lobby

Commissioning Rehearsal
11:30 a.m.
Shapiro Field House

Pipe and Drum Performance
1:00 p.m.
Upper Parade Ground

Alex Kershaw Book Signing
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
The Mill

Nurse Pinning Rehearsal
2:00 p.m.
White Chapel

Humanities Award
3:00 p.m.
Milano Ballroom

Baccalaureate Community Worship Service
7:00 p.m.
White Chapel (All invited)

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Bicentennial Merchandise Sale
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Tent Outside Harmon Hall

Nurse Pinning
10:30 a.m.
White Chapel

Order of the Engineer
10:30 a.m.
Plumley Armory

Architecture + Art Awards
10:30 a.m.
Chaplin Hall Gallery

Business & Management Awards
10:30 a.m.
Mack Hall Auditorium

Graduates gather for line-up
1:00 p.m.
Andrews Gym

Faculty gather for line-up
1:30 p.m.
Andrews Gym

2:00 p.m.
Shapiro Field House
(doors open at noon)

Graduate & Family Receptions:

College of Science & Mathematics
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Reception & Open House Weintz Courtyard, by Tompkins, Bartoletto and Partridge Halls 

College of Professional Schools
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Reception, Plumley Armory

College of Liberal Arts
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Reception, Wise Center Green

Sunday, May 12, 2019

ROTC Commissioning (All Services)
9:00 a.m.
Shapiro Field House
(doors open at 8:00 a.m.)

USAF Commissioning
10:30 a.m.
Mack Hall Auditorium 

Army Commissioning
10:30 a.m.
Shapiro Field House

Naval Commissioning
10:30 a.m.
Plumley Armory

Commissioning Photos
Directly following individual Commissioning


Dining Hall Hours for Commencement Weekend

Friday, May 10

Dinner: 4:45 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Dunkin Donuts open 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
The Mill is open 7:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Saturday, May 11

Continental Breakfast: 9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Breakfast: 10:00 – 10:45 a.m.
Lunch: 10:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Dinner: 4:45 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Dunkin Donuts is open 7:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
The Mill is open 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
The Daily Grind CLOSED

Graduates & Children under age 4 dine for free

Sunday, May 12

Breakfast: 6:45 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

The Dining Hall is closed the rest of the day
Dunkin Donuts is open 7:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
The Mill & The Daily Grind CLOSED

Library & Museum Hours for Commencement Weekend

Friday, May 10

Kreitzberg Library: Open 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Sullivan Museum & History Center: Open 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Saturday, May 11

Kreitzberg Library: Open 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Sullivan Museum & History Center: Open 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Download Commencement Weekend Schedule as PDF (169K)

For students in the online bachelor’s degree completion programs, find your commencement details here.

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