Contact: Susan Rambo,

The 2019 Commencement activities will begin on Friday late afternoon, May 3, with the Baccalaureate ceremony at 4:30 p.m. in the Cregger Center Arena. This celebratory event is an important part of Commencement exercises and is an occasion for thanksgiving as our students complete their educational program.

Baccalaureate begins with an academic procession of faculty, administrators and seniors.  The worship service, lasting about one hour, includes music, prayers and readings.  The Rev. Christopher M. Bowen, Dean of the Chapel, will be the speaker. No tickets are required.

Baccalaureate will be followed by the President's Reception for Graduates and Families.

Plan now to arrive on campus on Friday, May 3, in order to participate in all the weekend activities.