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Commencement Schedule

2018 Commencement

Friday, May 18, 2018

4 p.m. Senior Soiree, Alvarez College Union in Knobloch Campus Center on Alvarez-Mariam Cannon Hayes Outdoor Amphitheatre. (Rain Plan: Tyler-Tallman Hall, Sloan Music Center.)

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

Saturday, May 19, 2018

10-11 a.m. The Army ROTC Commissioning Ceremony will be held Davidson College's Tyler-Tallman Hall. There will be a reception immediately following the ceremony. Contact Captain Luis Sanchez at 704-894-2165 or for more information.
3:45 p.m. Required meeting for graduating seniors (in lieu of a rehearsal), Duke Family Performance Hall in Knobloch Campus Center. Wear caps and gowns if you plan to attend the Baccalaureate Service.
4:30 p.m. Baccalaureate Service, John M. Belk Arena in Baker Sports Complex
The Baccalaureate Service is a non-denominational spiritual service for seniors, parents and their families. The seniors will process in wearing caps and gowns. It will last about an hour. The Reverend Doctor Ernest Jeffries will read Prayers of Adoration and Confession and Chaplain Spach will offer the sermon. Casual dress clothes are appropriate and the service is optional.
5:30 p.m. Graduates' Dinner, Vail Commons. Tickets are required and are $12 per person; must be obtained in advance by students at the Union Ticket Office, March 1 - May 18, 2018.
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.
10 p.m.-2 a.m. Senior Class Party, Greenhouse Parking Lot behind the Armfield apartment building.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

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 19, 2019
  • Sunday, May 17, 2020
  • Sunday, May 16, 2021