Graduation & Commencement Weekend

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Commencement Weekend Event Schedule:
April 27-28, 2019

Saturday, April 27

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.
2 – 4 p.m. Exhibit: “Brought Home: Objects and Stories from 50 Years of SST Exhibit
 – Good Library Gallery
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 28

11 a.m. Baccalaureate Worship Service – Church-Chapel (program booklet)
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 (program booklet, with list of all graduates)

Commencement speaker: Gayatri Patnaik, editorial director of Beacon Press and a 1990 Goshen College graduate. Read more about her.

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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