Commencement Schedule

Davidson College's 179th Commencement Ceremony will take place on Sunday, May 15, 2016.

2016 Commencement

Friday, May 13, 2016

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 14, 2016

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

Sunday, May 15, 2016

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.

Monday, May 16, 2016

11 a.m.-noon The ROTC Commissioning Ceremony will be held at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte campus, UNCC Center City, 320 E 9th St. There will be a reception following the ceremony from noon-1 p.m. Email Rick Nash at for more information.

Future Commencement Dates

  • Sunday, May 21, 2017
  • Sunday, May 20, 2018