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Commencement 2019 Schedule


Friday, May 10
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Cap and Gown Day (Regalia distribution) Julian Science and Mathematics Center, Atrium
Friday, May 17
10:00 a.m. - 12 p.m. Rehearsal for Commencement Exercises
Neal Fieldhouse, Lilly Center
5:00 p.m. Final grades available online (Eligibility to participate in commencement will be determined)
Saturday, May 18

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 19
10:00 a.m. The 180th 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 13, 2019 at 8:30 a.m. EST
Date of future commencement exercise
Sunday, May 17, 2020
For additional information contact Dr. LaTonya Branham, University Registrar and Dean of Academic Services, at
Latest revision August 6, 2019