Schedule of Events

Saturday, May 13, 2017

5:00 p.m.       

Baccalaureate Service, Venable Lawn
Speaker: Dr. Nancy Gray, President, Hollins University
All guests may choose their preferred seating as there will be no reserved seats.
*Handicapped parking is available in the marked areas immediately behind Venable Hall. No parking is allowed on Via Sacra.
*Rain Plan - Kirby Field House

6:00 -7:00 p.m.   

Senior Reception, Middlecourt
Those attending Baccalaureate are invited to the Senior Reception at Middlecourt, home of President & Mrs. Stimpert.
*Rain Plan - Snyder Hall

6:30 -8:30 p.m.   

Buffet Dinner, Pannill Commons, Settle Hall
Buffet Dinner is available for students, parents, and guests. The dinner will be $11.40 per person; you may pay at the Rotunda entrance to Pannill Commons. No reservation or response is necessary.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

7:30-9:30 a.m.   

Continental Breakfast, Pannill Commons, Settle Hall
A Continental Breakfast is available for students, parents, and guests. Breakfast will be $7.00 per person. No reservation or response is necessary.

10:00 a.m.

Commencement Ceremony, Venable Lawn
(Seniors line up at the Bell Tower at 9:00 a.m.)
Speaker: Bret Stephens, Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist, New York Times
Reserved seating is not permitted; no tickets required.
*Handicapped parking is available in the lot immediately behind Venable Hall. No parking is allowed on Via Sacra or along College Road. Further parking information is available.
*Rain Plan - Kirby Field House

12 noon

New Alumni Champagne Toast, East Patio, Brown Student Center
Immediately following the conclusion of the Commencement Ceremony, there will be a champagne toast forgraduates of the Class of 2017. Family and guests should proceed directly to Chalgrove for lunch.

12 noon

Commencement Lunch, Chalgrove Lake, behind Settle Hall
The Commencement Lunch is served on the lawn of Chalgrove Lake. All guests are invited. No reservation or response is necessary.
*Rain plan - Lunch will be served in Pannill Commons, Settle Hall

Information for Families