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Instructions for seniors.

Rhodes Baccalaureate

Friday, May 15, 3:30 pm, the Multi-Sports Forum of the Bryan Campus Life Center
Rhodes traditionally holds a formal academic program called Baccalaureate on the Friday before Commencement. Members of the graduating class are prominently featured on the program. In lieu of a speaker at Commencement, Rhodes invites a distinguished guest to deliver the Baccalaureate address. Seniors will wear caps and gowns and will sit together as a class. See TICKETS FOR BACCALAUREATE AND COMMENCEMENT. The ceremony will be streamed from the Rhodes home page starting at 3:30 pm.

Rhodes Commencement

Saturday, May 16, 9:30 am, Fisher Garden
The 2015 Commencement marks the conclusion of the 166th session of the college. Seating tickets are required for admission to Fisher Garden. See TICKETS FOR BACCALAUREATE AND COMMENCEMENT. (Rain location: see Rain Plan) The ceremony will be streamed from the Rhodes home page starting at 9:15 am.

2015 Commencement Schedule

Wednesday & Thursday, February 4-5:
11 am - 2:00 pm: Reserve caps, gowns and graduation announcements, Burrow Refectory

Wednesday, May 13:
1:00 pm - 5:30 pm: Regalia pick-up in Hardie Auditorium (Palmer Hall).

Thursday, May 14:
11:00 am - noon: Seniors unable to come Wednesday should schedule a time to pick up regalia. Call 901-843-3888.

Friday, May 15:
9:30 am: Senior Class Picture
Assemble with caps and gowns in the Frazier Jelke Amphitheatre (in case of rain, Mallory Gym).

10:00 am: Commencement Rehearsal
Commencement Rehearsal with Faculty Marshals and “Senior Toast” (official welcome to Alumni Association). All seniors must be present, Hubert F. Fisher Memorial Garden (Bryan Campus Life Center in case of inclement weather).

3:10 pm: Line Up for Baccalaureate
Graduates assemble with caps and gowns for the Baccalaureate Service. Line up on the first floor corridor of the Bryan Campus Life Center.

3:30 pm: The Baccalaureate Service, Multi-Sports Forum, Bryan Campus Life Center
Seniors will wear caps and gowns. Seating tickets are required for family and friends to sit in the Multi-Sports Forum. Other guests may watch the ceremony from the McCallum Ballroom and the Lynx Lair, both of which are located in the Bryan Campus Life Center. The ceremony will also be streamed from the Rhodes home page.

Saturday, May 16:

8:45 am: Line Up
Graduates assemble in Frazier Jelke Science Center. (See rain plan in case of inclement weather.)

9:30 am until approximately noon: Commencement in Hubert F. Fisher Memorial Garden. (See rain plan in case of inclement weather)

Immediately following Commencement: Commencement Celebration Reception
Graduates and their guests are invited to a reception with President and Mrs. Troutt and the Rhodes Faculty in the Rollow Avenue of Oaks. In case of inclement weather, refer to the graduation program as to the location of rain sites.

Immediately following Commencement Reception: Regalia Return
Graduates must return caps, gowns and hoods to Hardie Auditorium.

NOTE: At both Baccalaureate and Commencement, signers will interpret the services for the hearing impaired. There is handicapped-accessible seating.

 

News Release Form

To have a graduation news release sent to your hometown newspaper, print the news release form (PDF) and mail or fax to the address provided by May 11, 2015.

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