Graduation information

May 6, 2018

GRADUATION REHEARSAL
Friday, May 4, 3 p.m., Yoder Recital Hall
Degree completion and masters students may attend if they wish; however, it is not required.

May day
Saturday, May 5, Centennial Hall lawn
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BACCALAUREATE SERVICE
Sunday, May 6, 10:30 a.m., Founders Hall
Graduates meet at 10 a.m. in Burcky Gym to assemble for the processional march to Founders Hall. Degree completion and masters students may attend if they wish; however, it is not required.

LUNCH BUFFET
Sunday, May 6, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., Marbeck Center
A buffet is available to anyone attending the graduation events. Graduates may use available meal swipes for themselves or family members. Meal cost will be $8 for adults and $5 for children ages 12 and under. Cash or credit accepted.

Adult and graduate students luncheon
Sunday, May 6, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Marbeck Center Kreider Room
Information regarding this luncheon will be sent to adult and graduate students by email. 

COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY
Sunday, May 6, 2 p.m., Sommer Center
Graduates meet at 1:20 p.m. in Burcky Gym to assemble for the processional march to Sommer Center. Additional instructions will be provided at the rehearsal. The ceremony will be streamed live online.

Professional photographs
GradImages will photograph each graduate as his/her diploma is presented by President Harder and a posted photo after leaving the stage. Each student will receive a free proof and the opportunity to purchase additional copies. There is no obligation to purchase these pictures. Preregister for 20 percent off your order. Graduates can preregister with up to six additional emails for family and friends to receive proofs. Online ordering is available at www.gradimages.com.  

Attendance at Baccalaureate and Commencement is required for all graduates 
and allows those who have supported you to celebrate this important moment in your life.  If a graduate is unable to attend either of these services they must request permission in advance from the dean of academic affairs.  Request may be submitted by email to the academic affairs assistant, Amanda Davis, at davisa@bluffton.edu.