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Commencement 2016 Schedule


Friday, May 13
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Senior Day
Julian Science and Math Center
Friday, May 20
10:00 a.m. - 12 p.m. Rehearsal for Commencement Exercises
Neal Fieldhouse, Lilly Center
Noon - 1:30 p.m. Senior Lunch
Ubben Quad
President Casey will host members of the Class of 2016 for lunch and an address by a faculty member chosen by the senior class. This event is only for seniors.
5:00 p.m. Final grades available online
Saturday, May 21

Residence halls open for check-in
(Reservations required)*

2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Legacy Reception
(By special invitation only)
4:00 - 5:30 p.m. Baccalaureate Ceremony and President's Address
Kresge Auditorium, Joyce and Judson Green Center for the Performing Arts
(Graduating seniors should arrive no later than 3:45 p.m. Because seating in the auditorium is limited, each degree candidate will receive two tickets for guests to attend in Kresge. The celebration will be broadcast into other locations in the Green Center to accommodate additional guests.)
5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Dinner
Memorial Student Union Building
Available after the Baccalaureate
(Tickets required. May be purchased online or at the door.)*
8:30 - 11:00 p.m. DePauw Under the Stars
East College Lawn (Inn at DePauw if inclement weather)  
Sunday, May 22
10:30 a.m. The 177th DePauw Commencement Ceremony
Holton Quadrangle (Lilly Center in case of inclement weather)

Ceremony ends at approximately 12:30 p.m. Reception on East College Lawn following Commencement Ceremony.
2:00 p.m.
Residence halls close for families of graduating seniors staying in University housing.
  * Tickets for dinner may be purchased and reservations for lodging may be made online at Commencement Housing and Dining Reservations. The online request system opens Tuesday, March 15, 8:00 a.m.
Dates of future commencement exercises
Sunday, May 22, 2016
Sunday, May 21, 2017
Sunday, May 20, 2018

For additional information contact Ken Kirkpatrick at
Latest revision Jan. 23, 2016.