GRADUATE COMMENCEMENT EXERCISES
Saturday, May 18th
|8–9 a.m.||Master's Student Breakfast Reception
Graduate students, family, friends and faculty are invited to gather for a seated hot buffet breakfast in the Easton Dining Room of Lane Student Center before commencement exercises begin. Reservations with the appropriate Graduate Office are required. Click here to register >>
|9:15 a.m.||Commencement Preparation and Rehearsal
Graduates gather in the Easton Dining Room, Lane Student Center, to robe, review Commencement ceremony procedures and form procession.
|10 a.m.||Commencement Exercises (Fair Weather Plan)
For graduates, their families and friends, the faculty and administrators, on the quad outside Frost Hall; unlimited seating. Immediately after Commencement, beverages will be served on the quad.
In the event of a particularly hot and sunny day, please be prepared with sunglasses or a hat and sunscreen. There is no shaded protection from the sun on the quad.
Commencement Exercises (Rain Plan)
For safety reasons and because of space constraints, seating will be limited and no beverages will be served if it rains. Comfortable seating and large-screen viewing will be available for unticketed and late-arrival guests in MacDonald Auditorium in the Ken Olsen Science Center. There will be live-feed viewing in the Bennett Center lobby, which may be more appropriate for families with small children.
Graduates will robe in the Phillips Recital Hall and process to the Bennett Center.
CAUTION: Late-arrival ticketed guests may be redirected to the Science Center if the Bennett Center is filled to capacity. Unticketed guests will be seated in the Bennett Center as space allows beginning at 9:55 a.m.
Regardless of weather, the Commencement Excercises will be broadcast live online at www.gordon.edu/commencement/live.