TENTATIVE 2018 Commencement Events Schedule

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

WEDNESDAY, MAY 9

5 p.m.             Party for Seniors of the College and their guests, until 7 p.m., at the McGriff Alumni House.(Rain location: Convocation Hall.) Hosted by the Associated Alumni.

THURSDAY, MAY 10

9 a.m.–5 p.m. Commencement desk at McGriff Alumni House on Georgia Ave. Information, schedules, and tickets can be picked up here. All families are invited to stop by for refreshments and a moment of rest between activities. Call this your home base for the weekend. Hang out between events or just come relax during the day.

FRIDAY, MAY 11

9 a.m.–5 p.m. Commencement desk at McGriff Alumni House on Georgia Ave. Information, schedules, and tickets can be picked up here. All families are invited to stop by for refreshments and a moment of rest between activities. Call this your home base for the weekend. Hang out between events or just come relax during the day.

SATURDAY, MAY 12

8 a.m.–2 p.m. Commencement desk at McGriff Alumni House on Georgia Ave. Information, schedules, and tickets can be picked up here. All families are invited to stop by for refreshments and a moment of rest between activities. Call this your home base for the weekend. Hang out between events or just come relax during the day.

9 a.m.–5 p.m.Sewanee Spring Arts and Crafts May Fair, Shoup Park, in front of Elliott, Tuckaway, and Cleveland dorms on University Ave.

9:30 a.m.       Degree candidates from the College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Letters and graduates from the School of Theology form the Baccalaureate procession in front of Breslin Tower.

10 a.m.          Baccalaureate Service, All Saints’ Chapel. The Baccalaureate address will be delivered. Honorary degrees will be conferred. The service will be shown on closed-circuit TV in the Tent on the Quad.

                     The Mildred and George Bentley Memorial Change Ringing Bells will play for the procession.

                     The Baccalaureate brunch (admission by prepaid ticket or tickets may be purchased at the door) will immediately follow the Baccalaureate Service until 1 p.m., McClurg Hall.

11:20 a.m.        Legacy Photo for students with alumni parents, siblings, and grandparents. Please arrive promptly. Guerry Garth (Rain location: All Saints’ Chapel, nave altar)

SUNDAY, MAY 13

7:30 a.m.       Holy Eucharist, St. Luke’s Chapel.

8–10 a.m.      Commencement desk at McGriff Alumni House on Georgia Ave. Information, schedules, and tickets can be picked up here.

9:30 a.m.       Degree candidates from the College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Letters form Commencement procession in front of Breslin Tower.

10 a.m.          The Commencement service will take place in All Saints’ Chapel followed by the Conferring of Degrees outside in the Quad.  Graduates and members of the faculty will process in to the chapel, while ALL other guests will gather in the Celebration Tent on the Quad.  No guests will be permitted in to All Saints’ chapel during the service.  Guests will be seated in the Quad and will watch the service on jumbo monitors.  The conferring of degrees will follow the service and graduates and faculty members will move outside for that part of the service.   

Convocation will be shown on closed circuit TV in Guerry Auditorium.

                     Commencement luncheon honoring the Class of 2018 graduates, their guests, families, and University faculty, immediately following the convocation, in Burwell Gardens behind All Saints’ chapel following Commencement.

                     Rain location for luncheon: McClurg Dining Hall.

COMMENCEMENT DESK

The University Commencement desk is located inside the McGriff Alumni House on Georgia Ave. The desk is open on Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Sunday from 8 to 10 a.m. Information and tickets for the Baccalaureate brunch and for the College of Arts and Sciences Commencement Service can be picked up here. All families are invited to stop by for refreshments and a moment of rest between activities. Call this your home base for the weekend. Hang out between events or just come relax during the day.

LOST AND FOUND

The Commencement desk will be the Lost and Found Center. If something is found, please bring it to the Commencement desk. If you lose something, please report it to the staff at the Commencement desk or call 888.867.6884.

RECREATIONAL FACILITIES

The Robert D. Fowler Center will be open Wednesday and Thursday from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m., Friday from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Inquire at the desk for hours for the swimming pool. The Course at Sewanee (golf course) will accept tee times at 931.598.1104.

duPONT LIBRARY

The Library will be open Wednesday from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to
4 p.m.

THE UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY

On exhibition are the works of graduating art majors.

University archives

University Archives hours are Saturday 1–5 p.m.

ALL SAINTS’ CHAPEL

All worship services are open to the public. The Chapel is always available for private prayer and meditation. Directories for self-guided tours are available in the narthex or in the Chaplain’s Office.

OTHER INFORMATION

For guests in need of special arrangements for access to All Saints’ Chapel, please call Heather Brewer in the Alumni and Parent Relations Office, 931.598.1633.

For more information about Commencement, please telephone the Alumni Office, 888.867.6884 or 931.598.1633, or check the commencement webpage at sewanee.edu/parents/commencement.

On Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of Commencement Weekend, the Leonidas Polk Carillon will be played by Ray Gotko, carillonneur.

LOCAL EATERIES

Blue Chair Bakery and Coffee Shop and Tavern 931.598.5434,41 University Ave. Mon.–Sat., lunch 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sun. 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Crossroads Café 931.598.9988, 38 Ball Park Rd. Wed.–Sat., lunch 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and dinner 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

IvyWild Sewanee 931.598.9000, 36 Ball Park Rd., Thurs.–Sun. 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Pearl’s Foggy Mountain Café 931.598.5770, 15344 Sewanee Hwy., Tues.–Sat. 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Shenanigans 931.598.5774, 12595 Sollace M. Freeman Hwy., Mon.–Wed., 11 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., Thurs.–Sat. 11 a.m. to 11:45 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Stirling’s Coffee House 931.598.1885, 241 Georgia Ave., Thurs.–Sat., 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sun. 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

The Tiger Bay Pub will be closed after May 10 which is the last day of exams.