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Baccalaureate & Commencement 2017

Baccalaureate - Friday, May 5, 2017, 4:30 PM

Commencement - Saturday, May 6, 2017, 10:00 AM

Commencement weekend events:

Departmental Receptions: Scheduled for Friday, May 5, prior to 3:30 PM (some receptions beginning as early as 12:00 noon) or after 6:00 PM. All guests are invited.

Roanoke College Baccalaureate: Friday, May 5, 4:30 PM, Cregger Center Arena
All graduates, families, and guests are invited to participate. Rev. Christopher M. Bowen will speak.

Immediately following Baccalaureate: Friday, May 5, Olin Hall
President's Reception for Graduates & Families

Roanoke College Choir Concert:
Friday evening, May 6  (location to be announced)

Commencement Day: Saturday, May 6, 10:00 AM, John R. Turbyfill Quadrangle
Roanoke College Front Lawn--please note that guest tickets are not required on Front Quad

Commencement Inclement Weather Location: Salem Civic Center
It is not necessary for guests to have rain passes to attend.

Celebration Light Luncheon: Following Commencement, RC Back Quad.
All guests are invited.

Parents and guests should plan to arrive on Friday, May 5, to participate in all activities.

Guests are strongly encouraged to make lodging arrangements as quickly as possible (lodging options in Roanoke Valley).

For special needs for you or your family, contact Susan Rambo ( or 540-375-2204).

For up-to-date information on all Commencement activities, refer to in the upcoming months. Updates will continue to be posted.

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