Schedule for 2019 Commencement Weekend

Departmental Receptions: Scheduled for Friday, May 3, 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 3, 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 3, Olin Hall
President's Reception for Graduates & Families

Roanoke College Choir Concert, "Farewell, Class of 2019": Friday, May 3, 8:00 PM
Salem Baptist Church, 103 N. Broad Street, Salem

Commencement Day: Saturday, May 4, 10:00 AM, John R. Turbyfill Quadrangle 
Roanoke College Front Lawn--please note that guest tickets are not required on Front Quad

Roanoke College Campus Store (lower level of Colket Center) is open until 2:00 PM on Saturday

Coffee and pastries will be available on the Back Quad starting at 8:00 AM, and light refreshments will be available for graduates and guests after the Commencement ceremony on the Back Quad.

Parents and guests should plan to arrive on Friday, May 3, to participate in all activities.

Guests are strongly encouraged to make lodging arrangements as quickly as possible (Lodging options).

Please see Special Needs Accommodations for wheelchair rental, drop-off and parking information 

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