Class of 2020 Commencement Schedule

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, Commencement tickets and additional information. For those who do not have a cap and gown, a limited supply of various sizes will be available at check-in.

Department Open Houses, across campus, 1-5 p.m.
Stop by your favorite campus departments and offices to reconnect with classmates and organizational leaders.

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.

  • Elon College, the College of Arts and Sciences, Phi Beta Kappa Plaza (Rain location: Lindner Foyer)
  • Love School of Business, Chandler Fountain (Rain location: Koury Business Center Atrium)
  • School of Communications, Snow Family Grand Atrium
  • Watts Williams School of Education, Fonville Fountain, Scott Plaza (Rain location: Mooney 111)

Saturday, Sept. 4

Alumni Hospitality and Information Center, Martin Alumni Center, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Drop by for refreshments, your Class of 2020 T-shirt, Commencement tickets and additional information. For those who do not have a cap and gown, a limited supply of various sizes will be available at check-in.

Lavender Graduation Ceremony, McKinnon Hall, Moseley Center, 9 a.m.
A ceremony honoring the achievements of LGBTQIA graduates.

Donning of the Kente Ceremony, Lakeside Meeting Rooms, Moseley Center, 10 a.m.
A rich cultural ceremony celebrating the achievements of students who recognize their African roots.

Class of 2020 Family Tailgate Village, Lake Mary Nell, 11 a.m.
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. Purchase tickets on the athletics website. Use code GRAD2020 in the Pre-Sale Code box.

Class of 2020 Celebration, Lambert Academic Village, 7-10 p.m.
An evening of live music, dancing, free food, a beer garden and conversation with friends.


Sunday, Sept. 5

Class of 2020 Commencement, Under the Oaks, 9:30 a.m. (streamed at www.elon.edu/live)
A formal ceremony in caps and gowns with a message from Class President Noor Irshaidat ’20, the Commencement address from Emmy Award-winning television writer and producer Leonard Dick P’20, President Connie Ledoux Book’s charge to graduates and saplings. Graduates should arrive at Alumni Gym by 8 a.m. for seating and pre-ceremony announcements. (Rain location: Schar Center)

Commencement Brunch, Lake Mary Nell, 11:30 a.m.
Join university leaders for a delicious brunch.