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Commencement Weekend 2024 Schedule

Friday, May 10

1 p.m.
Senior Class Photo - Harwood Memorial Union Steps (Rain site: Bear Auditorium)
1:30-3 p.m.Senior Graduation Rehearsal - NEW LOCATION - Willmore Field House
6 - 9 p.m.Senior Banquet - Great Hall, Harwood Memorial Union

Saturday, May 11

7:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.Common Grounds: "We Proudly Brew Starbucks" Coffee Shop
- Lower Level, Pickard Commons
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.Ripon College Senior Art Exhibit - Caestecker Gallery, C.J. Rodman Center for the Arts
10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.Intercultural Convocation - Demmer Recital Hall, C.J. Rodman Center for the Arts
A collaborative effort between Ripon College and the Center for Diversity and Inclusion, this ceremony honors diversity and celebrates cultural traditions by creating a student-centered inclusive space to celebrate the graduation of multicultural students. It is accessible to all students, their family members and the general public. Refreshments will be provided.

The following department receptions on Saturday are open to all graduates, families, faculty, staff and special guests:

1 - 4 p.m.Departmental Receptions -
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Communication Home of Dr. Jody M. Roy and Mr. Jon Roy, 631 E. Jackson St
1:00 - 2:30 p.m. Psychology and Psychobiology/Neuroscience Frazen Center, Lane Library
1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Biology, Chemistry-Biology, Environmental Studies North Reading Room, Lane Library
1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Chemistry, Chemistry-Biology, and Physics Home of Dr. Colleen M. Byron and Dr. Gary S. Rodman, 908 Nordane Avenue
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Political Science, National Security, and Law & Society Faculty Lounge, East Hall
1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Music and Theatre Knuth Brewing company, 230 Watson Street, Downtown Ripon
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Economics and Business Management College Museum, First Floor, West Hall
2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Educational Studies Center for Career and Professional Development, Lower Level, Pickard Commons
3 - 5 p.m.Merch Store Open - Campus Apartments
4 - 5:30 p.m.President's Reception with Complimentary Champagne Toast - Great Hall, Harwood Memorial Union
All graduates, their families, faculty members and staff are invited and encouraged to attend. President Folse will provide brief remarks at 4:30 p.m. prior to a celebratory champagne toast.
8 - 9 p.m.Baccalaureate Service - First Congregational Church, 220 Ransom Street
An interfaith service featuring Class of 2024 speakers, performers, and artists.

Sunday, May 12

7:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.Common Grounds: "We Proudly Brew Starbucks" Coffee Shop - Lower Level, Pickard Commons
9 - 11 a.mMerch Store Open - Campus Apartments
9:15 a.m.Phi Beta Kappa Induction - Kresge Little Theatre, East Hall
10 a.m.Senior Brunch and Forum - S.N. Pickard Commons - Brunch served until 10:30 a.m. for graduates, families, friends, trustees, faculty, staff & special guests with Forum from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
A discussion featuring the honorary degree recipients and other special guests, moderated by President Folse.
12:15 p.m.Commencement Procession Assembly - Students will assemble near Todd Wehr Hall; Faculty near Lane Library; Trustees, Senior Administrators & Platform party in front of Smith Hall.
(In case of inclement weather, assembly will be held in Keipe Gymnasium, Willmore Center)
1 p.m.Commencement Ceremony - Harwood Memorial Union Lawn
Formal ceremony to honor the Class of 2024 featuring remarks from President Folse and other special guests including this year's Senior Class Commencement speaker.
(In case of inclement weather, to be held in the Field House, Willmore Center)
Following CeremonyReception - Smith Hall Lawn (In case of inclement weather, to be held in the Messitte Atrium, Willmore Center)