Commencement Home Page
The Oglethorpe Alumni Association extends our congratulations to the 2013 degree candidates. We look forward to welcoming you into the association!
Friday, March 8: Graduation Fair
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Great Hall of Hearst
The Oglethorpe Bookstore hosts the annual Graduation Fair, providing an opportunity for graduation candidates to order personalized announcements, cap, gown and hood, a class ring and a variety of other Oglethorpe memorabilia. Come and enjoy the festivities!
Wednesday, May 15: Carillon Ceremony
5:00 - 6:30 p.m., Lupton Auditorium
The Carillon Ceremony honors the graduating seniors with an opportunity to enter a "secret door" in Lupton Hall and climb to the top of the Lupton Bell Tower. Facilitated by the Alumni Board, seniors may sign a historical carillon registry book and have their picture taken ringing a bell. No skirts and please wear tennis shoes. Appetizers will be provided, and there will be a champagne toast to follow the Carillon Ceremony. Online response is available; please RSVP by May 13.
Thursday, May 16: Commencement Rehearsal
6:30 - 7:45 p.m., Conant Performing Arts Center
Student attendance is imperative. If you are unable to attend, please contact the Registrar's Office at 404-364-8418. Essential graduation materials will be distributed and class photographs will be taken promptly at 6:30 p.m. A drawing will be held for a fun techie prize. Dress is business attire - men in coat and tie and women in dress, skirt or dressy slacks. Seven rain tickets will be issued to each graduation candidate, to be used for guests in the case of inclement weather and an inside commencement ceremony.
Friday, May 17: President's Reception
4:30 - 6:30 p.m., Conant Performing Arts Center
Sponsored by President Schall, his wife, Betty Londergan and the Alumni Association, this wine and cheese reception honors graduation candidates, their families, and guests. Formal invitations will be sent to the graduates' families. Oglethorpe faculty and staff are also invited. This is a great opportunity for farewells and photos. Online response is available; please RSVP by May 13.
Saturday, May 18: Commencement
8:00 a.m. (report); 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. (ceremony), Academic Quadrangle
Graduation candidates in regalia must report by 8 a.m. to Lupton Auditorium. There will be a "Help Station" to assist with regalia. After the ceremony at about 11 a.m., faculty and staff will be available to greet the graduates and their families.
Online response is needed for guests with disability needs; please RSVP by May 13.
IN CASE OF RAIN:
8:00 a.m., Saturday, May 18: Graduation candidates report to Schmidt Sport & Recreation Center
9:00-11:00 a.m., Saturday, May 18: Ceremony takes place in Dorough Field House