Manchester University looks forward to welcoming hundreds of guests at Commencement activities on the North Manchester campus.
Sunday, May 18, 2014
Baccalaureate: 11 a.m., Cordier Auditorium.
A procession with faculty and seniors in academic regalia opens this worship service for seniors to reflect on where they have been and where they are going. Manchester University President Dr. Jo Young Switzer will be the speaker. No tickets are required for Baccalaureate.
Lunch: 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m., Jo Young Switzer Center
Enjoy the buffet in Haist Commons or visit The Oaks for sandwiches. Complimentary coffee and water are available at Outtakes. For details about the menu and pricing, please visit the Lunch Menu page.
Commencement: 2:30 p.m., 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 his or her cap and gown order. Tickets for unreserved seats are not required to attend Commencement.
Refreshments: Immediately following Commencement, Jo Young Switzer Center
Graduates and their families are invited to the Jo Young Switzer Center for refreshments.
Facilities for both Baccalaureate and Commencement are fully accessible. Those needing special seating should call 260-982-5050.
Professional photographers will record Commencement and take individual photographs of students receiving their diplomas. 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 for purchase. 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 16. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or at 260-982-5050.
We are looking forward to Sunday, May 18, at Manchester University!