Commencement Schedule


Wednesday, May 16

*Senior Class Picnic Lunch for graduates and Elon faculty and staff: 12 noon – 2 p.m., green behind Moseley (Rain Location: Harden Dining Hall)

*Senior Gala: 9:00 p.m. – midnight, McKinnon Hall


*Interactive Media Reception for student work: 7-9 p.m., second floor Powell

Thursday, May 17

*Interactive Media M.A. Graduation Ceremony: 7 p.m., Whitley Auditorium (reception to follow)

*African-American Commencement Reception: 6:30 p.m., McCoy Commons Room 212. Alumna Candyce Marsh, Class of 2003, will be the keynote speaker.

Friday, May 18

*ROTC Commissioning Ceremony: 11 a.m., Holt Chapel, South Campus

*Receptions for graduates and their families hosted by faculty in Elon College and the Schools of Business, Communications and Education: 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

*Elon College, The College of Arts and Sciences graduates and families: front of Lindner Hall (Rain location: Lindner Foyer)

*Love School of Business graduates and families: Chandler Fountain and Plaza (Rain location:  Koury Business Center, first floor)

*School of Communications graduates and families: Manfuso Plaza (Rain location:  McEwen Communications Building, Studio B)

*School of Education graduates and families: front porch of Mooney Building (Rain location: Mooney 111)

*Baccalaureate: 3 p.m., Alumni Gym, Koury Center

*Hillel Graduation Reception: 4:15 p.m., Moseley 215 Special guest will be Baccalaureate speaker Ruth Messinger. RSVP to Nancy Luberoff at

*Celebration of Leaders for the Twenty-First Century and reception: 5 p.m., McCrary Theatre Reception following on Fine Arts Terrace (Isabella Cannon Room and Gallery-rain location)

*M.B.A. Graduation Ceremony: 7 p.m., Whitley Auditorium (reception to follow)

Saturday, May 19

*Continental breakfast: 7:30 a.m., Scott Plaza. Graduates participating in Commencement Under the Oaks should arrive at Jordan Gym no later than 8:30 a.m.

*The 122nd Commencement Exercises: 9:30 a.m., Under the Oaks

Sunday, May 20

*Elon School of Law Commencement: 3 p.m., Under the Oaks


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