2020 Commencement Schedule

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Wednesday, May 13
1:00 pm – 4:30 p.m. Regalia and seating ticket pick-up in Hardie Auditorium.

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

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

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

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

3:30 p.m.  Baccalaureate, Multi-Sports Forum, Bryan Campus Life Center  Graduates 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 in the Bryan Campus Life Center. The ceremony will also be streamed from the Rhodes home page (rhodes.edu).

Saturday, May 16

7:45 a.m. Line Up
Graduates assemble in Frazier Jelke Science Center. (See 
rain plan in case of inclement weather.)

8:30 a.m. until approximately 11 a.m. 

Commencement, 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 join President Marjorie Hass, Dr. Larry Hass, and the Rhodes Faculty in the Rollow Avenue of Oaks for a celebratory reception. In case of inclement weather, the reception will be held in the Catherine Burrow Refectory.

Immediately following Commencement Reception: Regalia Return
Graduates must return caps, gowns and hoods to Hardie Auditorium by 1:00 p.m.

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