Commencement

Schedule

  • Tower Society President’s Reception**

    Turner Fleming House

    (**Seniors who have made a gift of $20.20 or higher will receive special invitation to these following events.)

  • Senior Brunch

    McCombs Campus Center Ballrooms
    11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

  • Grad Cap Decorating

    Bishops Lounge, Red & Charline McCombs Campus Center
    2:00 - 8:00 p.m.

  • Final Tower Signing

    Suite 300, Cullen Building
    Time TBD

  • Multicultural Recognition Ceremony

    Prothro Lobby and Atrium, The Charles and Elizabeth Prothro Center for Lifelong Learning
    2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

    Graduate Robe Distribution

    Walzel Courts, Corbin J. Robertson Center
    3:00 - 6:00 p.m.

    Post-graduate Survey

    Walzel Courts, Corbin J. Robertson Center
    3:00 - 6:00 p.m.

    Phi Beta Kappa Induction Ceremony

    McCombs Ballrooms, Red & Charline McCombs Campus Center
    4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

    Lavender Graduation

    Prothro Lobby and Atrium, The Charles and Elizabeth Prothro Center for Lifelong Learning
    5:15 p.m.
    For more information on the Lavender Graduation Ceremony, please click here

    Baccalaureate Worship Service

    Lois Perkins Chapel
    7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

    President’s Reception

    Bishops Lounge, Red & Charline McCombs Campus Center
    8:00 p.m.

  • Robing For Graduates

    Walzel Courts, Corbin J. Robertson Center
    9:00 - 9:45 a.m.

    Commencement Convocation

    Robertson Court, Corbin J. Robertson Center
    10:00 a.m. - Noon

    Class Of 2020 Group Photo

    John N. Score Quadrangle
    Noon - 12:10 p.m.

    Lunch

    Commons, Red & Charline McCombs Campus Center
    Noon - 1:30 p.m.

    Reception with the Faculty

    Bishops Lounge, Red & Charline McCombs Campus Center
    12:10 p.m.

    Robe Return & Diploma Pick-Up 

    Walzel Courts, Corbin J. Robertson Center Lounge
    12:10 - 1:00 p.m.

    Tickets allotted to graduates will be determined in mid February and will be based on the total number of graduates. Visit Where to Stay  for a list of local accommodations. Contact the University Events Office at events@southwestern.edu  with questions pertaining to Commencement.