Schedule for Commencement Week 2010

Events leading up to Commencement 2010 take place this week as Elon prepares to graduate its 120th undergraduate class, its MBA and Elon Law class, and its inaugural class in the iMedia graduate program. Activities for seniors start May 18, with a class picnic, an evening gala, receptions and dinners on the agenda.

The Rev. Sam Wells, dean of Duke University Chapel, will deliver the 2010 Baccalaureate sermon on Friday, May 21, in the Koury Athletic Center. The Commencement speaker is alumnus and acclaimed filmmaker Laith al-Majali, who edited and produced “Captain Abu Raed,” which earned the World Cinema Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival in n 2008.

Events for Commencement 2010 include the following:

May 18

African American Graduates and Alumni Reception
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Oaks 212

May 19

Senior Class Picnic for Graduates, Faculty and Staff
Noon-2 p.m.
Moseley Center Green (Rain Location: Harden Dining Hall)

Senior Gala
9 p.m-Midnight
McKinnon Hall, Moseley Center

May 20

MBA Graduates Dinner
6 p.m.
Alamance Country Club

M.A. in Interactive Media Commencement
7 p.m.
Whitley Auditorium
Reception to follow in Studio B, McEwen Communications Building for all graduates, families and guests

“Captain Abu Raed” Film Screening
Award-winning film produced by Laith al-Majali ’05, Elon’s 2010 Commencement speaker
7:30 p.m.
McCrary Theatre

May 21

ROTC Commissioning Ceremony
11 a.m.
Holt Chapel, South Campus

Business Fellows Medallions Ceremony
12:30-1:15 p.m.
LaRose Digital Theatre

Receptions for Graduates and Their Families Hosted by Faculty in Elon’s Schools
1:30-2:30 p.m.

Elon College, the College of Arts and Sciences
Scott Plaza/Fonville Fountain (Rain Location: Hearth Lounge, Moseley Center)

Martha and Spencer Love School of Business
Chandler Fountain/Plaza (Rain Location: First Floor, Koury Business Center)

School of Communications
Manfuso Plaza (Rain Location: Studio B, McEwen Communications Building)

School of Education
Front Porch of Mooney Building (Rain Location: Mooney 111)

3 p.m.
Alumni Gym, Koury Athletic Center

Celebration of Leaders of the Twenty-First Century
5 p.m.
McCrary Theatre
Reception to follow in Pardue Court/Love Terrace (Rain Location: Isabella Cannon Room, Center for the Arts)

Hillel Reception
4:15-5:15 p.m.
Irazu Coffee (The Zone), Moseley Center

Legacy Reception for Graduates and Alumni Parents, Grandparents and Siblings
5:30-7 p.m.
Johnston Hall, South Campus

MBA Commencement
7 p.m.
Whitley Auditorium
Reception to follow on Long Patio for graduates, families and guests (Rain location: Second Floor, McEwen Dining Hall)

May 22

Continental Breakfast
7:30-9 a.m.
Scott Plaza

Graduates Assemble in Jordan Gym
8:15 a.m.
Jordan Gym, Koury Athletic Center

Commencement Under the Oaks*
9:30 a.m.
Under the Oaks in front of West Residence Hall
Reception to follow in Scott Plaza for all graduates, families and guests

*Please consult the pocket guide for information about the Commencement rain plan.

Reception for international students and families immediately following Commencement
Isabella Cannon Centre (Carlton 113)

Elon University School of Law Dean’s Reception
4-6 p.m.
H. Michael Weaver Building, School of Law

May 23

Elon University School of Law Commencement
3 p.m.
Carolina Theatre, Greensboro, N.C.
Reception to follow in City Center Park for all graduates, families and guests