What events do I need to attend? When do I need to arrive on campus?
All events are optional, for your convenience. Most families should arrive early, Saturday morning.

Future Commencement Dates
  • May 16, 2010
  • May 15, 2011
  • May 20, 2012
  • May 19, 2013
  • What is the “dress code”?
    There is no dress code for events, but a simple guide would be what you are comfortable in, especially your footwear (walking to events).

    How long does the ceremony last?
    Commencement runs from approximately 2 1/2 hours. You can make plans to get “on the road” accordingly after that.

    Is there handicapped parking?
    Yes, the handicap parking is between Lawrence and Lathrop Hall for the Chapel events and at the commencement site. If you need special drop-off arrangements, see a Campus Safety Officer for assistance.  View the campus map for more details.

    Do you provide wheelchairs?
    No, you would need to make those arrangements individually with a local agency.

    On campus housing/keys
    Seniors are instructed to pick up keys for guests from Residential Life the Monday-Friday before the weekend. Confirmation of room reservations will go out the first week of May.

    Do we need to bring our own linen?
    No, linens are provided in the on-campus housing.

    Can we get additional tickets?

    • Meal tickets – Yes - at the Sodexho Office located in Frank Dining Hall. Also check there for lost ticket assistance.
    • Commencement tickets –
      From March 23 – April 7, graduating students will be able to reserve up to 5 guest tickets for the ceremony. When they secure guaranteed tickets, they will be able to request additional tickets. Students will be notified by the dean of the college office the week of April 13 if their requests are able to be granted.
    • Concert tickets
      Admission to concerts is on first-come, first-served basis. There are no tickets

    What is the meal ticket refund policy?
    If you have purchased tickets, but your son or daughter made alternate plans, you may request a refund. Tickets must accompany refund requests and must be made no later than May 8 to Susan Huff, Sodexho Food Service.

    What is the on-campus housing refund policy?
    Cancellation requests, for full refunds, must be received before Friday, May 8, 2009

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