Friday, May 12, 2017

9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Late cap and gown pickup, Maytag Student Center, Central Spirit Shoppe
9:30 a.m. Mandatory commencement rehearsal, P.H. Kuyper Gymnasium

Saturday, May 13, 2017

9 a.m. – noon Late cap and gown pickup, Maytag Student Center, Central Spirit Shoppe
9:30 a.m. Senior procession and faculty lineup, meet on south side of campus pond (Rain site: Graham Conference Center)
10 a.m. Baccalaureate: A gathering of the Class of 2017, Douwstra Auditorium
Featured speakers:
President Mark Putnam
Vice president for academic affairs and Dean of the faculty Mary E.M. Strey
Class dean Leslie Duinink
12:30 p.m. H.S. Kuyper Fieldhouse doors open
1 p.m. Senior class lineup, P.H. Kuyper Gymnasium
1:30 p.m. Symphonic Wind Ensemble concert, H.S. Kuyper Fieldhouse
2 p.m. Commencement ceremony, H.S. Kuyper Fieldhouse
Featured speaker:
Pamela Soltis '80
Distinguished professor and curator, University of Florida
Learn more about this year's commencement speaker
Post-commencement Reception and photo opportunities, P.H. Kuyper Gymnasium & Kuyper Lawn

No tickets will be distributed for baccalaureate and commencement. Overflow seating for baccalaureate will be available in the Cox-Snow Recital Hall. Seating in the H. S. Kuyper Fieldhouse will be available on a first come, first served basis with seating available for all guests. H.S. Kuyper Fieldhouse seating is provided in chairs and limited bleachers.

There are a number of available options for dining on campus and in Pella during commencement weekend. Central College dining services will be offering a special luncheon for graduates and their families in the Central Market from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Cost of this meal is $10 per person, graduates eat for free. Reservations are required. Please call 641-628-5154 to make your reservation.

The college has rooms for lunch available for rent for families and groups. Central College catering will be more than happy to handle all your food and beverage needs, allowing time for family and friends to celebrate. To reserve a room today, please contact conferences and events at 641-628-7679. 

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