Baccalaureate and Commencement

Grad Fair – Destination Graduation (PDF)

Schedule of Events

Friday, May 17, 2019

4:30 p.m. – Baccalaureate

Location: Spurlock Center

Speaker: The Rev. Teresa Hord Owens, General Minister and President of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the United States and Canada
Note: This event is open to the public and no ticket is required to attend.  Doors will open at 3:30 p.m.

5:30 p.m. – Graduates’ Reception

Location: Johnson Atrium, Napolitan Student Center

Hors d’oeuvre reception for graduates and guests attending baccalaureate


Saturday, May 18, 2019

8:30 a.m. – Class Photo Session

Graduates report for Photo and Robing/line-up
Location: Elba L. and Gene Portteus Branigin Room, Napolitan Student Center


Begins at direction of faculty marshal, Randall Smith, Ph.D.

10:00 a.m. – Commencement

Location: Spurlock Center (doors open at 9:00 a.m.)

Speaker: Mr. Pete Yonkman, President of Cook Group and Cook Medical, Bloomington, IN

Note: Tickets are only distributed to graduates to be used at their discretion. For those without a ticket to commencement in Spurlock Center Gymnasium, please join us on campus in Richardson Chapel as we live stream the ceremony beginning at 10 a.m.  Admission is free and no ticket is required.

Congratulatory Reception

Location: Johnson Courtyard, Napolitan Student Center