Commencement Information - Schedule

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2019 Commencement Weekend Information

Friday, May 10, 2019

4:30 - 6:00 p.m. Commencement Dinner 
Armington Center
(Reservations appreciated - please call 618.664.7147 by May 2, 2018 or complete our online RSVP form)

6:00 p.m. Class of 2018 Photo
Library Steps


6:15 p.m. Line-up for Ivy Cutting
Scott Field- Students Line Up
(Rain location: H.J. Long Gymnasium)

6:30 p.m. Ivy Cutting Ceremony 
This is a silent ceremony for traditional students that symbolizes the end of the students' university life together. Students please wear your cap and gown.

7:00 p.m. Line-up for Baccalaureate
Faculty & Students - In front of the Union
(Rain Location: H.J. Long Gymnasium)

There is no walking order for this ceremony.

7:30 p.m. Baccalaureate 
Crum Recreation Center (An un-airconditioned facility)

Baccalaureate is a farewell address in the form of a sermon delivered to the graduating class. Seating is open for family and friends.

8:45p.m. GU Choir Concert
Whitlock Music Center - James Wilson Recital Hall

Hear the university's concert choir present selections from their spring tour.

Saturday, May 11, 2019

8:00 - 9:00 a.m. - Commencement Breakfast Reception 
Armington Center, Krober Room Greenville IL 62246

President Ivan Filby and his wife, Kathie Filby, invite you to the 48th Annual Commencement Breakfast Reception. This reception is open to parents, families and graduating seniors (no reservations are required)

8:30 a.m. - Open seating begins - Morning Ceremony 
Crum Recreation Center (An un-air conditioned facility)

Additional seating is available in the Armington Center, with large screen viewing of the commencement ceremony. This area is air-conditioned, handicap accessible and ideal for families who desire space for young children.

9:00 a.m. - Line-up for graduates of the Briner School of Business, School of Education, and the School of Adult Studies.
Front Lawn
(Rain location: H.J. Long Gymnasium)

9:15 a.m. - Faculty Line-upFront of Student Union

10:00 a.m. - Commencement - Briner School of Business, School of Education, and the School of Adult Studies 
Crum Recreation Center

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Luncheon - Available by Sodexo 
Armington Center
(Reservations required- please call 618.664.7147 by May 2, 2018 or complete our online RSVP form)

1:30 p.m.- Open seating begins - Afternoon Ceremony 
Seating available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Crum Recreation Center (An un-air conditioned facility.)

Additional seating is available in Armington Center, with large screen viewing of the commencement ceremony. This area is air-conditioned, handicap accessible, and ideal for families who desire space for young children.

2:00 p.m. Line-up for graduates of the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Professional Studies, and the Bastian School of Philosophy, Theology & Ministry Front Lawn
(Rain Location: H.J. Long Gymnasium)

2:15 p.m. Faculty Line-up - Front of Sims Student Union

3:00 p.m. Commencement - College of Arts & Sciences, School of Professional Studies, and the Bastian School of Philosophy, Theology & Ministry - Crum Recreation Center

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