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2015 Commencement Event Schedule

Monday, April 20

9 p.m. Senior dessert celebration – Church-Chapel Fellowship Hall

Saturday, April 25

10 a.m. Commencement rehearsal – Starts in Union Building hallway by mailboxes. Ends in Recreation-Fitness Center.
1:30 p.m. Nurse’s pinning ceremony – Church-Chapel
2-5 p.m. Informal academic receptions – graduates and families meet with professors. Exact times and locations will be announced by departments.
5-6 p.m. Dinner available for graduates, guests and faculty – Westlawn Dining Hall (normal rates apply)
7:30 p.m. Senior class program – Music Center
8:45-10:30 p.m. Reception for graduates and families – Music Center lobby, hosted by President James Brenneman and Terri Plank Brenneman

Sunday, April 26

11 a.m. Baccalaureate worship service – Church-Chapel
2:40 p.m. Processional line-up in Union hallway by mailboxes
3 p.m. Commencement ceremony – Roman Gingerich Recreation-Fitness Center (no admission tickets needed). Our commencement speaker this year will be Raj Biyani, a 1992 Goshen College graduate and Managing Director of Microsoft-IT India. Biyani resides in Hyderabad, India, where his organization has become a magnet for top talent across India. During Biyani’s 15 years at Microsoft, he was awarded several U.S. patents and one EU patent as head of research and development. His team was a key contributor to the computer-generated animation of the ground-breaking 2009 film Avatar. Biyani also co-authored the 2011 book To the Cloud: Cloud Powering an Enterprise and funds several scholarships awarded each year to Goshen College international students. Read more about Raj Biyani.

All seniors are invited to sign the Graduation Pledge of Social and Environmental Responsibility.