Commencement 2015: Sunday, May 17

Students at commencement

Schedule of Events (times subject to change):

Friday, May 15

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  Senior Studio Art Majors Exhibition
Weiss Center for the Arts, The Trout Gallery
4:00 p.m. Graduating Seniors Music Racital
Weiss Center for the Arts, Rebendall Recital Hall
9:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Toast to the Class of 2015
Saturday, May 16

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Senior Studio Art Majors Exhibition
Weiss Center for the Arts, The Trout Gallery
10:00 a.m.
Phi Beta Kappa Initiation Ceremony
Weiss Center for the Arts, Rubendall Recital Hall
Followed by a reception in the Weiss Center lobby
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch available for seniors, families and guests
(Tickets will be sold at the door)
Holland Union Building, Dining Hall
11:00 a.m. Posse Ceremony
Allison Hall, Community Room
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Senior Athlete Reception (including families)
Holland Union Building, Social Hall
2:15 p.m. Robing for Baccalaureate Ceremony
Seniors line up for the 2:45 p.m. processional in front of the Waidner-Spahr Library (Severe weather location: Kline Athletic Center, Mezzanine)
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Baccalaureate Ceremony
John Dickinson Campus
(Severe weather location: Kline Athletic Center)
4:30 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.
Reserve Officers' Training Corps Commissioning Ceremony and Reception
Anita Tuvin Schlechter Auditorium
5:00 p.m. 
Raven's Claw Tappings
Old West, The Old Stone Steps
5:30 p.m.
Reception to Meet Honorary Degree Recipients
Rector Atrium
6:00 p.m.
Catholic Mass
Great Hall, Allison Hall
Sunday, May 17

8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Senior Studio Art Major Exhibition
Weiss Center for the Arts, The Trout Gallery
9:15 a.m. Robing for Commencement
Seniors line up for the 9:45 a.m. processional along the sidewalk adjacent to the south wall of the John Dickinson Campus
(Severe weather location: Kline Athletic Center, Mezzanine)
10:00 a.m.
Commencement Ceremony
John Dickinson Campus
(Severe weather location: Kline Athletic Center)
Immediately following Commencement Brunch for seniors, families and guests
Holland Union Building, Dining Hall and Social Hall
7:00 p.m.
 Seniors must be checked out of residential space

Other information and order forms will be mailed directly to your home this spring:
  • Graduation Annoucements: Balfour can provide personalized announcements, note cards and thank-you cards. For more information, go to www.dickinson.edu/store.
  • DVD: The Office of the President has hired a professional firm to film the Commencement ceremony.
  • Photographer: A professional photographer will take photos of graduates as each receives his or her diploma. Additional photos by family members may be taken from a raised “photo-area” platform adjacent to the stage.
  • Special Needs: Information regarding special arrangements for seating and parking will be sent by the college later this spring.
  • Commencement Ceremony: There is no limit to the number of guests per student that may attend this ceremony, and no tickets are necessary.

Continue to check the Commencement Web site throughout the spring semester for the most up-to-date information. The site will include a full schedule of events and a list of area hotels, bed-and-breakfasts and restaurants and other helpful information. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of the President at 717-245-1323 or presofc@dickinson.edu.