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2016 Commencement Event Schedule
Monday, April 18
|9 p.m.||Graduate Dessert Reception – College Mennonite Church Fellowship Hall|
Saturday, April 23
|10 a.m.||Commencement rehearsal – Starts in Union Building hallway by mailboxes. Ends in Recreation-Fitness Center.|
|10 a.m. – 4 p.m.||Senior Art Exhibit – Music Center, Hershberger Art Gallery|
|11 a.m. – 2 p.m.||Bookstore open|
|1:30 p.m.||Nurse’s pinning ceremony – Church-Chapel|
|1:30 – 5 p.m.||Informal academic receptions – graduates and families meet with professors. Exact times and locations TBA.|
|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, Sauder Concert Hall|
|8:45 – 10:30 p.m.||President’s Reception for graduates and families – Music Center lobby and courtyard, hosted by President James Brenneman and Terri Plank Brenneman|
Sunday, April 24
|11 a.m.||Baccalaureate worship service – Church-Chapel|
|11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m.||Commencement Brunch for graduates, families and friends – Westlawn Dining Hall
Provost Kenneth Newbold will host.
Menu: Carved Rotisserie Pork Loin, Roasted Vegetables with Quinoa, Asparagus, Vegetable Quiche, Roast Beef Hash with Eggs Over Easy, Oatmeal and Yogurt Bar, Fresh Desserts and Sweets, Deli, Salad Bar
|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 Carrie Newcomer ’80, singer-songwriter|
All seniors are invited to sign the Graduation Pledge of Social and Environmental Responsibility.