Commencement Ceremony Honoring the Class of 2020

All members of the Class of 2020 are able to participate free of charge in the Aug. 8 brunch and ceremony, however pre-registration is required and can be done with Alumni Weekend registration. There is no limit on the number of family or friends that can attend the ceremony, although brunch tickets must be purchased online for guests.Although this is a formal Commencement ceremony in which faculty will be in regalia, 2020 graduates do not have to bring their diplomas back to campus, and wearing a cap and gown will be optional.We truly want to celebrate the Class of 2020 during Alumni Weekend and this special ceremony.

Upcoming Events


Constitution Day

Pickard Commons
The Financial Aid Office will be hosting a table to observe U.S. Constitution Day. Students are invited to stop by our table at the Pickard Commons for more information.[...]

Silent Spring 50 years later: saving bird species in a changing world.

Bear Auditorium Farr 130
Dr. Jeffrey R. Walters, Harold Bailey Professor of Biological Sciences at Virginia Tech will speak about his career in bird conservation. Dr. Walters’ research focuses on avian behavioral ecology and conservation biology. He has worked with a number of endangered…[...]

September Movie Night - Fast and Furious 9

Memorial Lawn
Ripon Live will be hosting a movie night on Commencement Lawn with popcorn and drinks. The movie will be Fast and Furious 9. There will be a prize drawing at the end of the movie.[...]

Cornhole or Bags?

Quad Circle
RAD invites residents for a night of playing cornhole/bags in the Quads for a chance to win a $20 gift card from any restaurant such as Olive Garden, Buffalo Wild Wings, etc. Please show up to the event with your…[...]

Fall Fest

Celebrate the start of the autumn season with the Ripon community![...]