Commencement Schedule

Davidson College's 180th Commencement Ceremony will take place on Sunday, May 21, 2017.

2017 Commencement

Friday, May 19, 2017

4 p.m. Senior Soiree, Alvarez College Union in Knobloch Campus Center on Alvarez-Mariam Cannon Hayes Outdoor Amphitheatre

The Davidson College Jazz Ensemble performs its final concert of the year, featuring the seniors as soloists.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

3:45 p.m. Required meeting for graduating seniors, Duke Family Performance Hall in Knobloch Campus Center. Wear caps and gowns.
4:30 p.m. Baccalaureate Service, John M. Belk Arena in Baker Sports Complex
5:30 p.m. President's Supper, Vail Commons. Tickets are required; must be obtained in advance by students.
7:15 p.m. Farewell to Seniors Concert, Davidson College Chorale, Davidson College Presbyterian Church
8-10 p.m. Open Houses, various faculty and staff homes or on-campus locations. As the date approaches a link will be posted with locations.
10 p.m.-2 a.m. Senior Class Party, Greenhouse Parking Lot behind the Armfield apartment building.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

8:30 a.m. Seating for Commencement Ceremony opens for family and friends. 
9 a.m. Required meeting for graduating seniors, Lilly Family Gallery, Chambers. Wear caps and gowns. (Rain Plan: Lowest level of Baker Sports Complex, far basketball practice court)
9:50 a.m. Academic Procession
10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Commencement, Front Campus. (Rain Plan: John M. Belk Arena in Baker Sports Complex) No tickets required. A live stream will also be available in the Duke Family Performance Hall in the Alvarez Campus Center.

Future Commencement Dates

  • Sunday, May 20, 2018
  • Sunday, May 19, 2019
  • Sunday, May 17, 2020