2017 Commencement

**Tickets will be required for entrance.**

Read the news release.

Friday, May 12, 2017, 4:30 p.m.
Baccalaureate Vespers
Gaines Chapel, Presser Hall

Friday, May 12, 2017, 5:30 p.m.
Baccalaureate Vespers Reception
Letitia Pate Evans Hall and Alumnae Garden

Saturday, May 13, 2017, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Commencement Exercises
Science Quadrangle

Saturday, May 13, 2017, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Commencement Reception
Letitia Pate Evans Hall


Commencement Speakers and Honorary Degree Recipients
Oprah Winfrey and Deborah Bial

Baccalaureate Speaker
Rev. Pam Driesell


Inclement Weather

The Commencement ceremony will take place on the Science Quadrangle, rain or shine, unless severe weather requires the ceremony to be moved to protect the safety of graduates and their guests. Graduates and their families should monitor the college's website for updates prior to start of the ceremony.