Commencement

Congratulations, graduates and families! Reserve your tickets for 2017 Commencement activities today! All tickets must be reserved by April 7.


2017 Schedule of Events

Commencement Carnival

Friday, April 14, 8 a.m.-12 p.m.
Smith Alumni House
Tickets reserved by April 7 will be available for pickup.

Senior Dinner

Friday, April 21, 5:30 p.m.
Hogan Center, Art Smith Arena
Three complimentary tickets (one for the graduate and two for guests) will be provided to each graduate who reserves them online by April 7. Up to two additional tickets may be purchased online for $15 each.

Graduates and their guests are invited to attend a dessert reception immediately following the Senior Dinner in the Hatcher Wrestling Room.

Baccalaureate Service

Saturday, April 22, 10:30 a.m.
Dunning Memorial Chapel
This non-denominational service gives thanks and celebrates your time at Alma. All are welcome.

Commencement Day Brunch

Saturday, April 22, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Hamilton Commons
Three complimentary tickets (one for the graduate and two for guests) will be provided to each graduate who reserves them online by April 7. Unlimited additional tickets may be purchased. All tickets must be requested by April 7 and will be available for pickup at April 17-21 at the Smith Alumni House.

Commencement

Saturday, April 22, 2 p.m. (doors open at 1 p.m.)
Hogan Center, Art Smith Arena
Seniors will line up at 1:30 p.m. Doors open at 1 p.m. Seating is first come, first served. Seven tickets will be provided to each graduate. All tickets are bleacher seating with the exception of special seating for those requiring accessible seating on the floor level. Up to two special seating tickets may be requested toward the total of seven tickets. All tickets must be requested by April 7 and will be available for pickup April 17-21 at the Smith Alumni House. Please notify us if any of your guests will be using a wheelchair.

To be considered for additional Commencement tickets please email alumnioffice@alma.edu and provide the name of the graduate and number of tickets you are requesting. A lottery drawing for additional tickets will take place on Monday, April 10. Those receiving tickets will be contacted by Wednesday, April 12.

For those in need of sign language interpreters, please note that interpreters will be positioned near the front of auditorium, to the left of the stage.

Important Dates

February 13: Ticket sales open

April 7: Ticket orders due for Senior Dinner, Senior Party, Commencement and Brunch.

April 17-21: Ticket pickup at Smith Alumni House (Alma ID required).

April 20, 4:30 p.m.:
Graduation rehearsal in Hogan. All graduates are required to attend. Questions about rehearsal may be directed to the Registrar’s Office.