Commencement 2017

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Schedule:
Friday | Saturday | Sunday | Departmental Activities

Friday, April 28

Seminary Baccalaureate - Martin Chapel @ 7:30 p.m.
Theme: "Appointed to Give God Glory"

Saturday, April 29

Parent Council - Campus Center 301/302 @ 8:30 a.m.
Seminary Commencement - Lehman Auditorium @ 2:30 p.m.
Speaker: Michael A. King and Nancy Heisey, seminary deans
Cords of Distinction Ceremony - Martin Chapel @ 4:30 p.m.
Baccalaureate - Lehman Auditorium @ 7:00 p.m.
Speaker: Deanna Durham, M.S.W., assistant professor of social work
Commencement Concert - Martin Chapel @ 8:15 p.m.
Immediately following Baccalaureate in Martin Chapel featuring Eastern Mennonite University music students.
President's Reception - University Commons @ 8:30 p.m.
President Susan Schultz Huxman invites all graduates, their immediate families and the faculty to a reception in the University Commons, second floor corridor on Saturday, April 29, 2016, 8:30 p.m.

Sunday, April 30

Commencement - Front Lawn @ 1:00 p.m.
Speaker: Dr. Howard Zehr
Rain or shine, commencement will be held on the front lawn, under a big tent.
Livestreaming of the ceremony will take place in University Commons Mainstage Theater for those who will find that to be more easily accessible. Restrooms are available in all main buildings surrounding the front lawn with easiest access in University Commons, first floor. Ushers will be available to point out facilities. Water stations will be available in several locations on the lawn.

Departmental Activities

Dinner for Harrisonburg MA in education students
April 8, 5:30 p.m., south dining room
Brunch for seminary graduates
Sat., 9 a.m., Seminary fellowship area
Reception for MA in biomedicine graduates
Sun., 9 a.m., Suter Science Ctr. 104
Brunch for Bible & religion graduates
Sat., 9:30 a.m., President’s Rm., Univ. Commons
Nurses’ pinning/commissioning
Sat., 11 a.m., Lehman Auditorium
Counseling graduates’ commissioning (by invitation)
Sat., 1 p.m., Martin Chapel
Reception for applied social science graduates
Sat., 2 p.m., Discipleship Center
Reception for business & economics graduates and parents
Sat., 4 p.m., Univ. Commons 201
Reception for Center for Justice & Peacebuilding graduates
Sun., 3:30 p.m., Martin Chapel
Celebration for Lancaster RN-BS graduates
TBA, Lancaster, Pa.
Celebration for Lancaster STEP graduates
TBA, Lancaster, Pa.