Welcome to Commencement 2014
The Earlham community looks forward to you joining us on May 9 and 10 in the celebration of the 167th Commencement events honoring the Class of 2014. Both Baccalaureate and Commencement will be held on Saturday, May 10 with Baccalaureate at 10:30 a.m. and Commencement at 2:30 p.m.
We urge you to make your reservations directly with the accommodation of your choice as soon as possible. Another source for information on hotel/motel accommodations is the Wayne County Convention & Tourism Bureau.
The Commencement weekend schedule is now available. We hope that graduates, families and friends will join us for meals on the campus during the weekend. On Friday evening, following the Phi Beta Kappa ceremony, graduates and parents will be our guests for a celebratory dinner.
The Commencement buffet luncheon on Saturday is always an exciting, shared time together. Your graduate will receive complimentary tickets for all Commencement weekend meals, so you need to make reservations only for yourself and other members of your family via the Meal Reservation Form (pdf).
While we hope to celebrate Baccalaureate and Commencement outdoors on Chase Stage, inclement weather may direct us inside the Athletics and Wellness Center. If so, limited seating will be available at Schuckman Court where the ceremonies take place. To assist us with making comfortable and safe seating available and adhering to local fire codes, graduates (Earlham College, Earlham School of Religion, Earlham’s Graduate in Education Program) will each be issued 5 tickets for guest seating. Additional areas will be set aside to accommodate guests in wheelchairs. Doors to the Performance Gym will open at 9:30 a.m., for the 10:30 a.m. Baccalaureate and at 1:30 p.m., for the 2:30 p.m. Commencement ceremonies.
Grad Images will again be with us at the Commencement ceremony to take photographs of graduates as diplomas are awarded. Following Commencement, graduates will receive, at their home address of record, information on ordering Commencement photographs. Past graduates and parents have been pleased with the quality, variety and price of the photographs as well as the courteous service provided by Grad Images. This service provides an excellent option to capture this significant moment in your student’s academic career.
We look forward to being with you at Earlham as we celebrate the Commencement of the Class of 2014.
Commencement Day at a Glance
Date: Saturday, May 10, 2014
Time: Baccalaureate - 10:30 a.m.;
Commencement - 2:30 p.m.
Place: Chase Stage,
in front of Lilly Library
Rain Site: Schuckman Court,
Athletics and Wellness Center
Tickets: Free admission, except tickets are required when the ceremonies are held indoors.
Live Streaming Available:
• Weekend Schedule
• Grad Images
For More Information,
Associate Vice President for
Academic Affairs and Registrar
Bonita Washington-Lacey or
Assistant Registrar Julie Stout.