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Commencement 2018 Schedule


Friday, May 11
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Senior Day
Friday, May 18
10:00 a.m. - 12 p.m. Rehearsal for Commencement Exercises
Neal Fieldhouse, Lilly Center
5:00 p.m. Final grades available online
Saturday, May 19

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

2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Legacy Reception
(By special invitation only)
4:00 - 5:00 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
Hoover Dining Hall
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 (Hoover Dining Hall if inclement weather)  
Sunday, May 20
10:30 a.m. The 179th 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 Wednesday, March 14, 8:00 a.m.
Dates of future commencement exercises
Sunday, May 19, 2019

For additional information contact LaTonya Branham at
Latest revision Jan. 22, 2018