Important Commencement Weekend Information

April 6, 2007

Seniors preparing for 2007 Commencement need to be aware of the following events and activities, many of which are required in order to march in ceremonies on May 13.

 

Tuesday, April 10

11:10 am:  Commencement Briefing for Seniors

Lovell Lecture Room, Baxter Hall

REQUIRED—Seniors Must Attend

All graduating seniors are required to attend a briefing about Commencement and senior check-out.

 

Wednesday, April 18—Friday, May 4

Check-Out Card Pick Up

Pick up your check-out card from Terri Fyffe in the Business Office in Center Hall. Each senior must return his completed forms and check-out card to the Deans’ Office no later than Wednesday, May 9, 2007.

Click here to see the College's policy regarding fulfillment of Senior Requirements:

Candidates for the degree who fail to complete all of these requirements in a timely fashion will not be allowed to participate in Commencement, nor will their transcripts be released.

 

Commencement Weekend Schedule of Events

Friday, May 11

8 am - 5 pm:  Senior Art Exhibition

Eric Dean Gallery, Fine Arts Center

Graduating senior art majors Dustin Beck, Nic Bitting, Will Clark, and  Philip Ramilo will display their work.

 

12 noon:  Faculty-Staff Luncheon

Allen Athletics and Recreation Center

Enjoy good conversation with faculty and staff, and join the Board of Directors of the National Association of Wabash Men as it honors service to the College. Cost for the buffet meal is $5.00.

 

Saturday, May 12

8 am:  Deans’ Senior Breakfast

Great Hall, Sparks Center

REQUIRED—Seniors Must Attend

Graduating seniors and members of the faculty are invited to breakfast with Deans Gary Phillips and Tom Bambrey ’68. The starting time will be strictly observed, and dress for the breakfast is collared shirt and slacks.


9 am:  Commencement Rehearsal

College Chapel

REQUIRED—Seniors Must Attend

Seniors will move directly from the Deans’ Breakfast to the rehearsal. The starting time will be strictly observed.

 

8 am - 5 pm:   Senior Art Exhibition

Eric Dean Gallery, Fine Arts Center

Graduating senior art majors Dustin Beck, Nic Bitting, Will Clark, and  Philip Ramilo will display their work.

 

8 am - 12 noon:  Fitness Center Open

Allen Athletics and Recreation Center

 

10 am - 4 pm:  Bookstore Open

Lower Level of the Frank Hugh Sparks Center. Commemorative diploma frames may be purchased at the Bookstore.

 

2:30 pm:  Phi Beta Kappa Initiation

Lovell Lecture Room, Baxter Hall

 

4 pm - 5:30 pm:  President’s Reception

The Elston Homestead, 400 East Pike Street

Join President and Mrs. White for a celebration in honor of the Class of 2007 and their families.

 

6 pm:  Class of ’07 Commencement Banquet

Knowling Fieldhouse, Allen Athletics Center

This come-as-you-are meal is for alumni, parents, students and their families. Cost for the banquet is $15 per person.

 

Sunday, May 13

Seniors and Faculty must arrive at 10:30 am for Baccalaureate and 2:00 pm for Commencement. It takes 30 minutes to line up seniors by name. Be on time and quickly find your place. Seniors march in alphabetical order—led by the two Commencement speakers and followed by the men who are receiving academic honors (also in alphabetical order). At the head of the procession is the Marshal, Professor Tobey Herzog, who will direct the seating.

 

8:30 am - 10 am:  Cap and Gown Pick Up

Chapel Basement

Seniors obtain their caps and gowns (provided free by the college). Return caps, gowns, and hoods (received during Commencement) to the same place immediately following Commencement. If you wish to purchase a hood, place an order with the Bookstore. You may keep the tassel from your mortar board.

 

10:30 am:  Formation of the Academic Procession for Baccalureate

Sidewalk East of Center Hall

In the event of rain, the procession will form in Baxter Hall.

 

11 am:  Baccalaureate Chapel

Wabash College Chapel

The sermon will be given by John Ohmer ’84, Rector at St. James’ Episcopal Church in Leesburg, Virginia.

 

12 noon:  Commencement Buffet

Knowling Fieldhouse, Allen Athletics Center

A buffet lunch will be served at a cost of $12 for graduating seniors and their families.

 

12 - 2:30 pm:  Bookstore Open

Lower Level of the Frank Hugh Sparks Center

 

1:30 pm:  Legacy Photographs

Sidewalk East of Center Hall (Student Lounge in Allen Center in the event of rain)

Seniors who are legacies are invited to have their picture taken with family members at no charge.

 

2 pm:  Formation of the Academic Procession for Commencement

Sidewalk East of Center Hall

In the event of rain, the procession will form in the lobby of the Allen Athletics and Recreation Center.

 

2:30 pm:  169th Commencement Ceremony

Wabash College Mall

In the event of rain, the ceremony will be held in Chadwick Court. Complimentary photographs will be taken of all graduates as they receive their diploma and will be mailed to parents after Commencement.

 

3:30 pm:   Reception for the Class of 2007

Great Hall, Sparks Center

Join President and Mrs. White for a reception in honor of the Wabash College Class of 2007.

 

RSVPs and Questions

 

Click here to download an RSVP form and return it NO LATER THAN MAY 4, 2007.

Contact Tom Keedy in the Business Office with any questions: (765) 361-6227

 

Area Hotel Information

Rooms have been reserved at:

Crawfordsville Holiday Inn

1-74 and US 231 North / Phone (765) 362-8700

http://www.holiday-inn.com/crawfordsville

 

Comfort Inn

1-74 and US 231 North / Phone (765) 361-0665

http://www.comfortinn.com

 

General Lew Wallace Inn

309 West Pike Street / Phone (765) 362-8400

 

Ramada Limited

1-74 and US 231 North / Phone (765) 364-9999

http://www.ramadalimited.com

 


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