The Baccalaureate service provides an opportunity to remember, reflect, and give thanks for God's faithfulness in the education of our undergraduate students. This event is designed by graduating seniors in collaboration with the Office of College Ministries. The Baccalaureate service requires tickets for entry. Seating is limited and requiring tickets helps the College to ensure priority seating for graduating seniors and their families. Each graduating senior will be allotted a ticket for her/himself to attend, and two additional tickets for family members/guests for seating in Brubaker Auditorium. Graduates will also have a first-come, first-served opportunity to receive two additional tickets for guest seating in Lottie Nelson Dining Room, located on the second level of Eisenhower Campus Center, where the service will be broadcast live via closed-circuit television.
Friday, May 17, 2013
8:45 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. - Hitchcock Arena
Following the Baccalaureate service, college educators will host a dessert reception for all graduating seniors and their guests. This reception provides family members with an opportunity to meet faculty who have helped to shape their graduates' educational experience. No tickets are required for entry.
Reception for Master's Program Graduates
Friday, May 17, 2013
7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. - Larsen Student Union
Graduate programs faculty will host a dessert reception to celebrate the achievements of the 2013 graduates from Messiah College's master's programs. This event is open to all master's program graduates and their guests. No tickets are required for entry. All master's program graduates will be mailed a reserved parking pass in early April for the parking lot between the Larsen Student Union and the Jordan Science Center/Kline Hall (Lot WW).
Saturday, May 18, 2013
10:00 a.m. - 12 noon - Starry Athletic Complex, Shoemaker Field
Tickets are not required for the Commencement ceremony if it is held outdoors. Seating is plentiful and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Seating at the site of the outdoor Commencement ceremony will open at 8:30 a.m. The ceremony begins promptly at 10:00 a.m. We ask that all guests be seated by 9:45 a.m. to help ensure that the ceremony begins on time. Following the ceremony, the graduates are invited to gather with their guests and college educators on the Creekside Lawn for greetings, congratulations, and light refreshments.