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Bachelor's Commencement

Weekend Schedule

Friday, May 19th, 2017


9 a.m. Senior Breakfast

 For graduating seniors, faculty and selected administrators, at Danversport Yacht Club. The President hosts this special event. There is no cost to students, but reservations are required by May 8.


11:45 a.m. Group Photo

Graduating seniors gather on the steps of A.J. Gordon Memorial Chapel. Wear your cap and gown!

12 p.m. Mandatory Practice for Baccalaureate and Commencement

Graduating seniors gather in A. J. Gordon Memorial Chapel. (NOTE: The Gordon Chapel lot will not be open for parking during practice. Please plan accordingly.)

4:15 p.m. Baccalaureate Preparation

Robe in Chapel Dining Room, Lane Student Center, and form procession.

5 p.m.

Baccalaureate Service
Doors will open at 4:00 p.m. in the A. J. Gordon Memorial Chapel for ticketed guests. The service will end by 6:30 p.m.

If the Chapel becomes filled to capacity, ushers may direct unticketed guests, and guests who have tickets but arrive late to the Ken Olsen Science Center where large-screen viewing will be available in the MacDonald Auditorium.

Saturday, May 20th


9:15 a.m. Commencement Preparation

Robe in Chapel Dining Room, Lane Student Center, and form procession.

10 a.m.

Bachelor’s Commencement Exercises
For graduates, their families and friends, the faculty and administrators: unlimited seating on the quad outside Frost Hall. 

There is no shade on the quad; if the weather is hot and sunny, please be prepared with sunscreen and a hat or sunglasses. Indoor seating and large-screen viewing will be available in MacDonald Auditorium in the Ken Olsen Science Center.

The ceremony should end by noon. Beverages will be served on the quad following Commencement.

  For additional questions, please email