Commencement 2016: Sunday, May 22

Schedule of Events 

Friday, May 20

9 p.m.

Toast to the Class of 2016 (toast at 10 p.m.)—Britton Plaza (Rain location: Social Hall)


Saturday, May 21

10 a.m.

Phi Beta Kappa Initiation Ceremony—Rubendall Recital Hall

11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Lunch is available in the Holland Union Building Dining Hall for seniors and their families and guests. (Tickets will be sold at the door.)

11 a.m.

Posse Ceremony—Allison Hall Community Room

11:30 a.m.

Senior Athlete Reception—Holland Union Building Social Hall

2:15 p.m.

Baccalaureate Processional Lineup—Sidewalk in front of Waidner-Spahr Library (Severe weather location: Kline Athletic Center, Mezzanine)

2:45 p.m.

Baccalaureate Procession Begins

3 p.m.

Baccalaureate Ceremony—John Dickinson Campus (Severe weather location: Kline Athletic Center)

4 p.m.

Reception for Legacy Students and their Families—Alumni Commons, 243 W. Louther St. (Rain location: Allison Hall Community Room)

4:30 p.m.

Reserve Officer Training Corps Commissioning Ceremony and Reception—Anita Tuvin Schlechter Auditorium

5 p.m.

Raven’s Claw Tappings—Old West, The Old Stone Steps

5:30 p.m.

Reception to Meet Honorary Degree Recipients—Rector Atrium (All graduates and their families invited.)

6 p.m.

Catholic Mass—Allison Hall Great Room


Sunday, May 22

8 a.m.

Bagel Brunch for Seniors, Families and Guests of the Class of 2016—Milton B. Asbell Center for Jewish Life

9 a.m.

Commencement Processional Lineup—Sidewalk adjacent to the south wall of the John Dickinson Campus (Severe weather location: Kline Athletic Center, Mezzanine)

9:35 a.m.

Processional Begins

10 a.m.

Commencement Exercises—John Dickinson Campus (Severe weather location: Kline Athletic Center)

1 p.m.

Brunch for Seniors, Families and Guests of the Class of 2016—Holland Union Building Dining Hall (advance tickets required)

7 p.m.

Seniors must be checked out of residence halls

If you have any questions, please contact the Office of the President at
717-245-1323 or presofc@dickinson.edu.