We look forward to welcoming hundreds of guests at Commencement activities on the Manchester University campus on Sunday, May 19.
Graduation Day begins with Baccalaureate at 11 a.m. in Cordier Auditorium. This is a worship service for our seniors as they step into a new phase in their lives. The service includes a procession with the Faculty and seniors in academic regalia. Manchester University President Dr. Jo Young Switzer will be the speaker. No tickets are required for Baccalaureate.
For lunch on Graduation Day, the dining commons in the Union will offer a full buffet from 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Also available will be sandwiches and snacks at The Oaks and complimentary coffee and water at Outtakes. For details about the menu and pricing, please visit the Lunch Menu page.
Commencement exercises take place at 2:30 p.m. in the Physical Education and Recreation Center (PERC). Doors will open at 1:30. Each senior is eligible for five reserved seating tickets, which will be available in the Campus Store attached to their cap and gown order. Unreserved seating is available for those without tickets.
Immediately following Commencement, graduates and their families are invited to the Union for refreshments.
Facilities for both Baccalaureate and Commencement are handicap accessible. For further information on accommodations for those needing special seating, call 260-982-5050.
Professional photographers will record Commencement and take individual photographs of each student receiving the diploma. Information on these individual photos will be sent to students' families. Online streaming video will be available for those who cannot attend the ceremonies. (The same video will be broadcast on the campus Cable TV Channel 98.) DVDs of the video will be made available as well, and more information concerning the DVDs will be posted as it becomes available. Other photography of students receiving their diplomas during the ceremony is strongly discouraged.
Seniors must complete their academic work and clear all financial obligations with Student Financial Services by 5 p.m. Friday, May 17. Students whose work is incomplete or who have unpaid financial obligations will receive only a diploma cover during the ceremony. The diploma will be released when records indicate students have fulfilled their obligations to Manchester University.
Questions about graduation at Manchester University can be directed to Karen Brace, administrative assistant to the president, at email@example.com or at 260-982-5050.
We are looking forward to Sunday, May 19, at Manchester University!