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Elon Commencement 2017 information

Turn to www.elon.edu/commencement for the best and latest information about the events surrounding 2017 Commencement ceremonies.

​Members of the Class of 2017, their families and friends can turn to Elon University's Commencement 2017 website for the latest information about this year's graduation and the events leading up to this big day for the senior class. 

The website — www.elon.edu/commencement — has been updated throughout the academic year and includes a Pocket Guide detailing Commencement events, a schedule of activities during Commencement week, details about what to do in the case of inclement weather and a campus map.

> If you can't be at the graduate and undergraduate Commencement ceremonies, you can watch online at www.elon.edu/live. The undergraduate Commencement will also be broadcast via Facebook Live at: www.facebook.com/ElonUniversity

Along with copies of letters that have been sent to the undergraduate Class of 2017 and their families, visitors to the frequently updated website will find news stories related to Elon University's 127th undergraduate Commencement, which is scheduled to take place on Scott Plaza at 9:15 a.m.

The site includes information about downloading Elon's Guidebook App, which provides access to an Elon Guide that will offer messages and updates throughout Commencement weekend. 


Wednesday, May 17

Senior Class Picnic with Faculty and Staff, Under the Oaks, Noon  (Rain Location: Lakeside, Second Floor) The Office of Alumni Engagement is hosting a farewell picnic for all graduating members of the senior class and Elon faculty and staff.

Senior Gala, McKinnon Hall, Moseley Center, 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.
A senior celebration finale before the weekend festivities begin. Admission for graduating seniors is free. Guest tickets are $10. Semi-formal attire requested.

Thursday, May 18

Donning of the Kente Ceremony & Reception, McKinnon Hall, Moseley Center, 6:00–9 p.m. 
Invitations will be mailed to graduates and alumni by the Office of Alumni Engagement. Parking is available in the McMichael lot. If you have questions, call 877-784-3566.

Master of Arts in Interactive Media Commencement, Whitley Auditorium, 7 p.m. Reception to follow at Steers Pavilion for graduates, families and guests.

Friday, May 19

ROTC Commissioning Ceremony, Holt Chapel, South Campus, 11 a.m. Reception to follow at Harden Clubhouse for commissioned officers, family and guests.

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

Locations for receptions:

Elon College, The College of Arts and Sciences – Lindner Hall Patio (Rain location: First Floor, Lindner Hall)
Love School of Business – Chandler Fountain and Plaza (Rain location: First Floor, Koury Business Center)
School of Communications – Snow Family Grand Atrium, Schar Hall
School of Education –  Mooney Building Patio and Lawn (Rain location: First Floor, Mooney)

Baccalaureate, Alumni Gym, Koury Center, 3 p.m.
Graduates are invited to sit with their families for Baccalaureate.

Celebration of Leaders of the Twenty-First Century, Great Hall, Global Neighborhood, 5 p.m. Graduating Business Fellows, Communications Fellows, Elon College Fellows, Honors Fellows, Isabella Cannon Leadership Fellows, Lumen Scholars, Teaching Fellows and Periclean Scholars will be recognized at a ceremony that highlights their talents and accomplishments. A reception will follow.

Legacy Reception for Graduates and Their Alumni Parents, Grandparents and Siblings, Lakeside Hall, 2nd Floor, 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. If a parent, grandparent, sibling, aunt, uncle or cousin of a graduate is an Elon alum, an invitation will be mailed by the Office of Alumni Engagement. Parking is available in the McMichael parking lot. If you have questions, please call 877-784-3566.

Reception for International Graduates and Their Families, Global Education Center, Room 301, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Master of Business Administration and Master of Science in Management Commencement, Whitley Auditorium, 7 p.m. Reception to follow at Steers Pavilion for graduates, families and guests. 

Saturday, May 20

Graduates assemble in Alumni Gym, 8 a.m. Graduating students must be in Alumni Gym promptly at 8 a.m. in caps and gowns. Your presence is required. If you are late or improperly attired, you will not be permitted to participate in the Commencement Exercises. Faculty and staff will organize the line of march. 

127th Commencement Exercises, Scott Plaza/Young Commons, Processional begins at 9:15 a.m.

Reception for Graduates, Inman Admissions Welcome Center lawn, Graduates and their families can meet at a reception hosted by academic departments. Lemonade will be served.

Rain location for Commencement is Alumni Gymnasium in Koury Center. Tickets are required.

School of Law Commencement, Scott Plaza, Processional begins at 5 p.m.

Owen Covington,
5/3/2017 3:00 PM