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Commencement Week

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Wednesday, May 11

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8-9:30 p.m.

9 p.m. to midnight

 

Thursday, May 12

11 a.m. – Noon

2 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

 

Friday, May 13

9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

  • Commencement — Alumni Lawn 

10:30 a.m.

  • Divinity School Diploma Ceremony (more info) — Benton Chapel, reception following
  • Law School Diploma Ceremony (more info) — Curry Field, reception following

11:00 a.m.

  • School of Nursing Diploma Ceremony (more info) — Branscomb Quadrangle, reception following
  • Graduate School  Diploma Ceremony (more info) — Magnolia Circle Lawn, reception following
  • Owen Graduate School of Management Diploma Ceremony (more info) — Student Recreation Center, Graduation Celebration following 
  • Peabody College Diploma Ceremony (more info) — Wyatt Center Lawn, reception following

11:30 a.m.

  • School of Medicine Diploma Ceremony (more info) — Langford Auditorium, strawberries and champagne following

Noon – 1:30 p.m.

  • Strawberries and Champagne – Library Lawn

3 p.m.

  • ROTC Graduation and Commissioning Ceremony — Scarritt-Bennett Wightman Chapel

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Future Commencement Dates

 2017  -  May 10, 11, 12
 2018  -  May 9, 10, 11
 2019  -  May 8, 9, 10
 2020 -  May 6, 7, 8

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