Class of 2020 Commencement Schedule

Please note that event times will be finalized when the football game time is announced. Registration for Commencement related events will open by the end of June.

Friday, Sept. 3

Alumni Hospitality and Information Center, Martin Alumni Center, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
Drop by for refreshments, your class of 2020 T-shirt, cap and gown pick-up, and additional information.

Department Open Houses, various locations, 1-5 p.m.
Stop by your favorite campus departments and offices to reconnect with classmates, staff and faculty.

Deans’ Receptions, various locations, 5-6:30 p.m.
A chance for graduates to celebrate with school and college deans, faculty, staff and classmates in their academic programs.


Saturday, Sept. 4

Lavender Graduation Ceremony, time and location TBD
A graduation ceremony focused on and honoring the achievements of LGBTQIA graduates.

Donning of the Kente Ceremony, time and location TBD
A rich cultural ceremony celebrating the achievements of students who recognize their African roots.

Class of 2020 Family Tailgate Village, Lake Mary Nell, time TBD
Bring your friends and family to tailgate along Lake Mary Nell before the game.

Elon vs. Wofford Football Game, Rhodes Stadium, 2 p.m.
Watch the Phoenix take on the Terriers.

Class of 2020 Celebration, Under the Oaks, 7-9:30 p.m.
A long-awaited and much deserved evening of live music, dancing, food trucks, beer garden and conversation with friends. It will be a celebration you won’t want to miss.


Sunday, Sept. 5

Commencement Brunch, location TBD, 10-11:30 a.m.
Graduates and their families are invited to join university leaders before Commencement exercises for a delicious brunch.

Class of 2020 Commencement, Schar Center, 1 p.m. (streamed at www.elon.edu/live)
Graduates, families and guests will officially celebrate their achievements. These formal ceremonies in caps and gowns will include a message from the class president, the Commencement address from Elon parent Leonard Dick, the president’s charge to graduates and saplings.