Undergraduate Commencement weekend schedule of events
Visit the links below to view the schedule of events for graduating seniors and their guests for Messiah College's Undergraduate Commencement Weekend.
Friday, May 12, 2017
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. - Brubaker Auditorium, Eisenhower Campus Center
(Doors open at 6:00 p.m.)
8:45-10 p.m. - Hitchcock Arena, Sollenberger Sports Center
Saturday, May 13, 2017
Continental breakfast for graduating seniors
Lottie Nelson Dining Room
Open and complimentary to all graduating seniors
Processional line up for graduates
Hitchcock Arena, Sollenberger Sports Center
All graduating seniors must report to line up for the processional.
Marching instructions for graduates:
All graduates will march to the Commencement Ceremony from Hitchcock Arena. Graduates must report to Hitchcock Arena with their caps and gowns between 8:15-8:45 a.m. to receive instructions and a number for their place in line. (Graduates do not have a ceremony rehearsal.)
There are many graduates to line up, so it is essential to arrive well before 8:45. All graduates must be in marching order no later than 9:10 a.m.
10 a.m.- 12 noon
The Commencement ceremony celebrates graduating seniors and their family and guests
Starry Athletic Complex, Shoemaker Field
Tickets not required (unless ceremony is moved indoors due to inclement weather)
Reception for graduates and guests
12 noon, immediately following the Commencement ceremony
Starry Athletic Complex
This outdoor reception is open and complimentary to all graduates and their guests; no tickets required.