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Commencement 2012 schedule of events

Elon's 122nd Commencement activities begin Wednesday, May 9. Read this note for a full rundown on the many ceremonies and events on the schedule.


For more information about Commencement, please visit the Commencement website.

Wednesday, May 9

Reading Day

Thursday, May 10 - Tuesday, May 15


Sunday, May 13

Lavender Celebration, 4 – 6 p.m., Isabella Cannon Room, Center for the Arts
The Elon LGBTQ Office invites graduates, families, and guests to this ceremony to congratulate and celebrate lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) graduates. Please RSVP to lgbtq@elon.edu.

Wednesday, May 16

Senior Class Picnic Lunch for graduates and Elon faculty & staff
Green behind Moseley, 12:00 noon – 2:00 p.m. (Rain Location: Harden Dining Hall)

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

Interactive Media Reception for student work, 2nd Floor Powell, 7-9 p.m.

Thursday, May 17

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

African American Commencement Reception, 6:30 p.m., McCoy Commons Room 212, The Oaks
Hosted by the Alumni Engagement Office, Elon Black Alumni Network, and Multicultural Center. To RSVP for this event, please contact Durice White '09 at dwhite15@elon.edu or 336-278-7463.

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, Alumni Gym, Koury Center, 3 p.m.
Ruth Messinger, president of American Jewish World Service, will deliver the sermon.

Hillel Graduation Reception, Moseley 215, 4:15 p.m.
Please join us to honor the accomplishments of Elon's Jewish graduates, and to celebrate this occasion. Special guest will be Baccalaureate speaker Ruth Messinger. Graduates and their families are welcome to come for any part of the reception. RSVP to Nancy Luberoff at nluberoff@elon.edu.

Celebration of Leaders for the Twenty-First Century and Reception, McCrary Theatre, 5 p.m.
Reception following on Fine Arts Terrace (ICR & Gallery-rain location)

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

Saturday, May 19

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

The 122nd Commencement Exercises Under the Oaks, 9:30 a.m.
Steve Schuckenbrock ’82, president of Dell Services, the global IT services and business solutions unit of Dell, will deliver the address.

Guests are asked to be in their seats by 9:15 a.m.

Sunday, May 20

Elon School of Law Commencement, Under the Oaks, 3 p.m.
Information for the Elon School of Law Commencement can be found here.

Keren Rivas,
5/17/2012 8:26 AM