Class of 2013 Commencement Weekend Info

April 26, 2013

Class of 2013 Commencement Weekend Information

May 10-12 2013
Commencement Briefing

Monday, April 15 through Friday, May 8
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 checkout card to the Deans’ Office no later than Wednesday, May 8, 2013.  Click here to read 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.
Commencement Weekend Schedule of Events
Friday, May 10

8 a.m. - 5 p.m. — Senior Art Exhibition in the Eric Dean Gallery, Fine Arts Center. Graduating senior art majors will display their work, including Patrick Alston, Joey Fogel, Sean Parchman, and Chase Tichenor.
Saturday, May 11
8 a.m. — Deans’ Senior Breakfast in Knowling Fieldhouse, Allen Center
REQUIRED—Seniors Must Attend
Graduating seniors and members of the faculty are invited to breakfast with Deans Gary Phillips and Mike Raters ’85. The starting time will be strictly observed, and dress for the breakfast is collared shirt and slacks.
9 a.m. — Commencement Rehearsal in the 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 a.m. - 5 p.m. — Senior Art Exhibition in the Eric Dean Gallery, Fine Arts Center. Graduating senior art majors will display their work, including Patrick Alston, Joey Fogel, Sean Parchman, and Chase Tichenor.
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. — Bookstore Open
2:30 p.m. — Phi Beta Kappa Initiation in Lovell Lecture Room, Baxter Hall
4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. — President’s Reception at The Elston Homestead, 400 East Pike Street. Join President and Mrs. White for a celebration in honor of the Class of 2013 and their families.
Sunday, May 12
Seniors and Faculty must arrive at 10:30 am for Baccalaureate and 2 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 a.m. - 10 a.m. — Cap and Gown Pick Up in the 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 mortarboard.
10:30 a.m. — Formation of the Academic Procession for Baccalaureate on the Sidewalk East of Center Hall (In the event of rain, the procession will form in Baxter Hall.)
11 a.m. — Baccalaureate Service in the Wabash College Chapel. The Baccalaureate sermon will be given by William G. Enright, PhD, who is former Senior Pastor of Second Presbyterian Church in Indianapolis.
12 noon — Commencement Buffet in the Knowling Fieldhouse, Allen Center. A buffet lunch will be served at a cost of $12 for graduating seniors and their families.
12 - 2:30 p.m. — Bookstore Open
1:30 p.m. — Legacy Photographs on the Sidewalk East of Center Hall. Seniors who are legacies are invited to have their picture taken with family members at no charge. High-resolution copies will be posted on the Wabash website. (In the event of rain, photos will be taken in the Student Lounge of the Allen Center, across from the Fitness Room.)
2 p.m. — Formation of the Academic Procession for Commencement on the 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. — 175th Commencement Ceremony on the 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. The Media Center will record the event, and DVDs will be on sale in the Bookstore approximately two weeks after Commencement.
3:30 p.m. — Reception for the Class of 2013 in the Great Hall, Sparks Center. Join President and Mrs. White for a reception in honor of the Wabash College Class of 2013.

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