Commencement Weekend Schedule of Events
2018 Commencement Schedule of Events
Friday, May 11 - Sunday, May 13
Bookstore hours for Commencement weekend
Friday: 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
Saturday: Noon-5:30 p.m.
Sunday: 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
Hilltop Café hours for Commencement weekend
Saturday: Lunch: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Dinner: 5-6 p.m.
Sunday: Brunch: noon-1:30 p.m.
Friday, May 11
Senior Class Reception
Hall-Perrine Room, Thomas Commons
Saturday, May 12
Phi Beta Kappa Inauguration Ceremony
Guests should plan to arrive by 2:45 to ensure seating in King Chapel is available.
Marie Fletcher Carter Pedestrian Mall behind King Chapel (Rain location: Thomas Commons). Serving light hors d’oeuvres only.
Sunday, May 13
The ceremony will be held outdoors on the quad bordered by South Hall, College Hall, and Norton Geology. No tickets are required: adequate seating is available for all who wish to attend. Guests should arrive and be seated by 9:45 a.m. as the ceremony begins promptly at 10 a.m.
In the event that Commencement is moved indoors to the Small Multi-Sport Center, doors open at 8:30 a.m.
Noon - 1:30 p.m.
Each graduate receives three complimentary tickets (one for the graduate and two for guests) for brunch in the Hilltop Café following the Commencement ceremony. Additional tickets may be pre-purchased May 10-13 at the Hilltop Café or by calling dining services at 319.895.4499. Advance ticket prices are $12 for adults and $5 for children under 12. Tickets at the door are $15 for adults and $6 for children under 12. There is no charge for children under 3.
Residence halls close (Spring Closing Information)