Graduation 2022

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To help celebrate your graduation, Bluffton offers printables for your grad party! 

Graduation information

bACCALAUREATE

tHURSDAY, mAY 4, 2023
7 P.M.
yODER rECITAL hALL

Baccalaureate will return as part of Bluffton University’s commencement weekend ceremonies this year after a hiatus due to COVID. Graduating seniors will have the opportunity to vote in early April for a faculty/staff speaker for the event.

Commencement

Saturday, May 6, 2023
10 a.m.
Sommer Center

Schedule

8-9 a.m.  Graduates will check-in at Sommer Center lobby and then go downstairs to take a photo and line up. Graduates will be assigned staggered arrival times to manage capacity at check-in. Use the first letter of your last name to determine your arrival time.
8 a.m. - A-G
8:20 a.m. - H-N
8:40 a.m. O-Z
9 a.m. Sommer Center doors open

All graduates are required to attend Baccalaureate and Commencement.

We recognize you may have circumstances that prevent you from participating. You may request to be excused through the RSVP form at the bottom of this page. If you have questions about Baccalaureate or Commencement, please contact Claire Clay at clayc@bluffton.edu

Arrival and parking

Photos
Graduates will have the opportunity to take a formal graduation photo in Berky Gym. Graduates will also have their photo taken with President Wood while on stage receiving their diploma. Please be sure to look for the professional photographer in front of the stage! 

Parking
Parking will be available at Sommer Center. Limited accessible parking will be available. There will be a drop off zone near Sommer Center.

Reservations

This form should be submitted by the graduate.

All graduates are required to attend Baccalaureate and Commencement. We recognize you may have circumstances that prevent you from participating. If you are unable to attend, please RSVP “no” below, and email Elaine Suderman at sudermane@bluffton with the reason and requesting to be excused.
Are you planning to attend Baccalaureate on May 4, 2023?
Are you planning to attend Commencement on May 6, 2023?
Do any of your guests require accessible seating?
Each graduate has the opportunity to accept the Graduation Pledge of Social and Environmental Responsibility, which reads: "I pledge to explore and take into account the social and environmental consequences of any job I consider and will try to improve these aspects of any organizations for which I work."
Do you choose to accept this pledge?
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