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Schedule | Commencement

Commencement for the Class of 2022

Date: Saturday, May 14, 2022
Time: 2:30 p.m. Eastern
Location: Wabash College Mall (rain alternate: Chadwick Court)


SENIOR PREPARATIONS

Tuesday, April 5
11:10 a.m.: Briefing

Pioneer Chapel
REQUIRED—Seniors Must Attend
All graduating seniors are required to attend a briefing about Commencement and senior check-out.

Wednesday, April 6 through Tuesday, May 10
Senior Check-Out
Each senior must complete his online check-out no later than May 10, 2022. 

Check-out information may be found here: https://www.wabash.edu/seniorcard

Students need to be aware of the 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.


SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Thursday, May 12

8 a.m. – 5 p.m.: Senior Art Exhibition
Eric Dean Gallery, Fine Arts Center
Graduating senior art majors Emiliano Delgado, Brailen Harrington, Nicholas Lawson, Carlos Lopez, James Love, Tyler Rector, and Zachary McKinney will display their work.

Friday, May 13

8:30 a.m.: Deans’ Senior Breakfast
Knowling Fieldhouse, Allen Athletics Center
REQUIRED—Seniors Must Attend
Graduating seniors and members of the faculty are invited to breakfast with Deans Todd McDorman and Greg Redding ’88. The starting time will be strictly observed, and dress for the breakfast is collared shirt and slacks. 

9:30 a.m.: Commencement Rehearsal
Pioneer Chapel
REQUIRED—Seniors Must Attend
Seniors will move directly from the Deans’ Breakfast to the rehearsal. The starting time will be strictly observed.

Friday events for families of seniors, alumni, and other visitors:

8 a.m. – 5 p.m.: Senior Art Exhibition
Eric Dean Gallery, Fine Arts Center
Graduating senior art majors Emiliano Delgado, Brailen Harrington, Nicholas Lawson, Carlos Lopez, James Love, Tyler Rector, and Zachary McKinney will display their work.

8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.: Bookstore Open
Lower Level of the Frank Hugh Sparks Center

3 p.m.: Phi Beta Kappa Initiation
Lovell Lecture Room, Baxter Hall

Saturday, May 14

Seniors and Faculty must arrive at 10:30 a.m. for Baccalaureate and 2 p.m. 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 Faculty Marshal Jeremy Hartnett, who will direct the seating.

10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.: Senior Art Exhibition
Eric Dean Gallery, Fine Arts Center
Graduating senior art majors Emiliano Delgado, Brailen Harrington, Nicholas Lawson, Carlos Lopez, James Love, Tyler Rector, and Zachary McKinney will display their work.

10:30 a.m.: Formation of the Academic 
Procession for Baccalaureate

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

11 a.m.: Baccalaureate Chapel
Pioneer Chapel
The Baccalaureate sermon will be given by Rev. Dr. Alex Wimberly ’99.

12 p.m.: Commencement Buffet
Knowling Fieldhouse, Allen Athletics Center
A buffet lunch will be served at a cost of $20 per person for graduating seniors and their families. Deadline for ordering is May 6 – buy tickets here.

12 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.: Bookstore Open
Lower Level of the Frank Hugh Sparks Center

1:30 p.m.: Legacy Photographs
Sidewalk East of Center Hall
Seniors who are legacies are invited to have their picture taken with family members at no charge. 

2 p.m.: 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 Center.

2:30 p.m.: 184th Commencement Ceremony
Wabash College Mall
In the event of rain, the ceremony will be held in Chadwick Court. Complimentary photographs will be taken of your son as he receives his diploma and will be mailed to parents after Commencement.

4 p.m.: Reception for the Class of 2022
Frank Hugh Sparks Center
President and Mrs. Feller will host a reception in honor of the Wabash College Class of 2022.