2017 Commencement Schedule

February 27, 2017

Commencement Weekend Information: May 12-14

Preparing for Commencement

Tuesday, April 4
11:10 am: Briefing
Pioneer Chapel
REQUIRED—Seniors Must Attend
All graduating seniors are required to attend a briefing about Commencement and senior check-out.

Wednesday, April 12 through Friday, May 5
Check-Out Card Pick Up
Pick up your check-out card from 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 10, 2017.

Commencement Weekend Schedule of Events

Friday, May 12
8 am - 5 pm: Senior Art Exhibition
Eric Dean Gallery, Fine Arts Center
Graduating senior art majors Emilio Arroyo, Abel Becker, Zach Boren, Corey Hoffman, and Kolby Lopp will display their work.

Saturday, May 13
8 am: 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 Scott Feller and Mike Raters ’85. The starting time will be strictly observed, and dress for the breakfast is collared shirt and slacks.

9 am: 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.

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

8 am - 5 pm: Senior Art Exhibition
Eric Dean Gallery, Fine Arts Center
Graduating senior art majors Emilio Arroyo, Abel Becker, Zach Boren, Corey Hoffman, and Kolby Lopp will display their work.

8 am - 12 pm: Fitness Center Open
Allen Athletics and Recreation Center

10 am - 4 pm: Bookstore Open
Lower Level of the Frank Hugh Sparks Center

11:45 am: Senior Student-Athlete Celebration Luncheon
Knowling Fieldhouse, Allen Athletics Center
Senior student-athletes are invited to gather with family and friends.
Sponsored by the Wabash Student-Athlete Advisory Committee

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. Hess for a celebration in honor of the Class of 2017 and their families.

Sunday, May 14

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 Faculty Marshal James Cherry, who will direct the seating.

10:30 am: 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 am: Baccalaureate Chapel
Pioneer Chapel
The Baccalaureate sermon will be given by the Reverend Elizabeth Davis Manning, Christ the Savior Lutheran Church, Fishers, IN.

12 pm: Commencement Buffet
Knowling Fieldhouse, Allen Athletics Center
A buffet lunch will be served at a cost of $15 for
graduating seniors and their families.

12 pm - 2:30 pm: Bookstore Open
Lower Level of the Frank Hugh Sparks Center

1:30 pm: 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 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 Center.

2:30 pm: 179th 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.

3:30 pm: Reception for the Class of 2017
Great Hall, Frank Hugh Sparks Center
President and Mrs. Hess will host a reception in honor of the Wabash College Class of 2017.

Click here to download the 2017 Commencement schedule.

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