Commencement

We will celebrate the Class of 2022 with an in-person commencement ceremony on Saturday, April 23,  at 2 p.m. 

We look forward to welcoming you and your guests for a special weekend in which we will celebrate your achievements with a traditional commencement ceremony. 

Schedule of Events

Commencement Rehearsal (required) 
Friday, April 22, at 11:00 a.m.
Hogan Center, Art Smith Arena

Graduating students are required to attend commencement rehearsal, where they will walk through the process of accepting the diploma cover on stage. Chairs will display graduate names to make it easier to process into the event. Academic honor cords will be distributed at the rehearsal.

Baccalaureate (optional)
Friday, April 22 at 4:30 p.m.
Dunning Memorial Chapel

Graduates are encouraged to attend this special service in the Chapel, honoring their upcoming commencement. Regalia attire is encouraged. Friends, family, and supporters are welcome to attend and celebrate with our campus community.

Senior Dinner (optional, registration required)
Friday, April 22 at 5:30 p.m.
Stone Recreation Center

This optional celebration takes place immediately following the Baccalaureate service with cocktails at 5:30 p.m. and dinner served at 6:00 p.m. Tickets for this event must be reserved by April 1, 2022. Graduate tickets are complementary, and each graduate can purchase an additional two guest tickets for $20 each, with a waitlist option for more than two guests. We will try to honor all waitlist requests and will notify you by April 4, 2022. Register for tickets.

Commencement Ceremony (required)
Saturday, April 23 at 2 p.m.
Hogan Center, Art Smith Arena

Graduating students are required to line-up promptly at 1 p.m. in McIntyre Mall to process into the event. Please arrive with cap, gown, hood, and any honor cords. The ceremony will begin promptly at 2 p.m. Doors open at 1 p.m. 

Tickets

Each graduating student is allowed to reserve up to six complementary guest tickets to the Commencement Ceremony. Tickets for this event must be reserved by April 1, 2022. If a student would like to invite more than six guests, they can request additional waitlist tickets. We will try to honor all waitlist requests and will notify you by April 4, 2022. Reserve tickets.

Parking

Reserved parking for those with accessibility issues is available in the Heritage Center parking lot

Regalia

The deadline to order caps and gowns was March 1, 2022. If you still need regalia for commencement, please contact Ashley Strawn at strawnam@alma.edu immediately.

Livestream

Class of 2022 Commencement was live-streamed on the Alma College YouTube channel and is available for viewing.