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Prospective Graduate Parent Information

Commencement Weekend Activities are usually as follows. These details/prices are subject to change, but, if so, new instructions will be posted no later than March 14, 2014.

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Plans are being finalized for Baccalaureate and Commencement exercises scheduled for Friday, May 9, and Saturday, May 10, 2014. The schedule for the weekend is:

Friday, May 9
Baccalaureate (Senior/Family) Dinner by Reservation Only  |  5:00pm

(This event is coordinated by the Senior Class and invitations will be mailed from the Senior Class the first week of April. Written reservations are required and must be received by Mr. Mike Ferguson no later than 4/25 with accompanying check.  For those who include an e-mail address, an e-mail confirmation will be sent upon receipt of your completed reservation.  Questions should be directed to Mr. Ferguson, 540-365-4604.)

Baccalaureate Service |  Vaughn Chapel  |  7:30pm

Speaker:  The Reverend Dr. Jan Nicholson, Dean of the Chapel

 

Saturday, May 10         
Breakfast  |  Franklin Dining Hall  |  7:15 - 9:00am

($7.65 per guest, pay at the door.  No Charge to graduates)

Commencement  |  Lawn between Stanley Library and Garber Hall  |  10:30am

(Rain Plan B Swartz Gymnasium:  Up to five rain tickets will be available to each graduate. We regret that ushers may not hold tickets for family members at the door; please make sure you have received the rain tickets from your graduate in advance. Plans for a live-feed are being made in case of rain.)

Lunch on the Stratton House lawn in honor of Graduates and their families  |  Immediately following Commencement

Three meal tickets will be distributed to each graduate. (Additional meal tickets may be purchased through Ferrum College Dining Services @ $9.00; Children ages 6-12 @ $5.00; Children under age 6 @ no charge). Questions and requests to purchase additional meal tickets should be directed to 540-365-4453. 
(Rain Plan, Franklin Hall).

 

Ample parking will be available. If handicapped parking and/or special seating are needed, arrangements should be scheduled in advance (and no later than Wednesday, April 30) by calling Ms. Brenda Martin at 540-365-4211. In the event of rain, each ticket for handicap section must be accompanied by one of the rain tickets distributed to graduates.

A list of area lodging facilities is enclosed for your convenience in scheduling overnight accommodations. Graduation photographs may be purchased separately. Photo Specialties of Chapel Hill, North Carolina will take individual photos of each senior receiving a degree; information about the services offered by Photo Specialties as well as contact information is also included. 

We are looking forward to this wonderful celebration of achievement and we know you are as well.  Please contact my office at 540-365-4207 if you have questions pertaining to these scheduled events, or log onto Ferrum’s Homepage at www.ferrum.edu, click on the Commencement link.  I look forward to seeing you on our campus during graduation weekend 2013.