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Commencement Weekend Event Schedule:
April 25-26, 2020

Saturday, April 25

10 a.m. – Noon Commencement RehearsalMeet in Church-Chapel Fellowship Hall. Will end in Recreation-Fitness Center.
1:30 p.m. Senior Nurses’ Pinning Ceremony & Reception – Church-Chapel
1:30 – 5 p.m. Informal undergraduate academic departmental receptions – graduates and families meet with professors and celebrate.
5 – 6 p.m. Dinner available for graduates, guests and faculty – Westlawn Dining Hall (normal rates apply)
7:30 p.m. Graduate Celebration – Music Center, Sauder Concert Hall
Come enjoy an evening celebrating the talents of our graduates. (For those unable to attend, watch the live-stream of the program.)
8:45 – 10:30 p.m. Presidential Reception for graduates and families – Music Center lobby and courtyard, hosted by President Rebecca Stoltzfus and Kevin Miller

Sunday, April 26

11 a.m. Baccalaureate Worship Service – Church-Chapel
Sermon by President Rebecca Stoltzfus
Spanish translation headsets and assisted listening devices are available for all who need them. ASL translation is also offered and the space is wheelchair accessible. 
(For those unable to attend, watch the live-stream of the service.)
11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m. Commencement Brunch for graduates, families and friends – Westlawn Dining Hall
Price: Adults – $10, Children 5-12 – $5, Children under 5 – free. Student meal plans still in effect. Seating is limited. Purchase tickets in advance at goshen.edu/tickets. Tickets can be purchased at the Dining Hall on Sunday for a higher price (Adults: $11.50, children 5-12: $7.25, under 5: free).
2:40 p.m. Processional line-up in the Church-Chapel (pending weather)
3 p.m. Commencement Ceremony – Roman Gingerich Recreation-Fitness Center

No admission tickets needed. Spanish translation headsets and assisted listening devices are available for all who need them. ASL translation is also offered and the space is wheelchair accessible. (For those unable to attend, watch the live-stream of the ceremony.)

5 – 7 p.m. M.A. in Environmental Education Reception: Graduates and families meet with professors and celebrate. Church-Chapel, Gathering Rooms 141-144

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