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Welcome to Commencement 2019

The Earlham community looks forward to you joining us on May 10 and 11 in the celebration of the 172nd Commencement events honoring the Class of 2019. Both Baccalaureate and Commencement will be held on Saturday, May 11, with Baccalaureate at 10:30 a.m. and Commencement at 2:30 p.m.

Where to stay

We urge you to make your reservations directly with the accommodation of your choice as soon as possible. Sources for information on hotel/motel accommodations are the Wayne County Convention & Tourism Bureau and WayNet.

What to do

The Commencement weekend schedule is now available.

We hope that graduates, families and friends will join us for three on-campus meals. These meals are complimentary for members of the Class of 2019. Your graduate will receive information to make their reservations.

Tickets for all others are available online at


  • $15 per person for the May 10 Celebration Dinner.
  • $8.95 per adult and $4.25 per child (ages 3-12) for the May 11 Breakfast Buffet.
  • $12.75 per adult and $6.25 per child (ages 3-12) for the May 11 Commencement Luncheon.

Neither cancellations or refunds are available after Friday, May 3.

Graduation pictures

Grad Images will again be with us at the Commencement ceremony to take photographs of graduates as diplomas are awarded. Following Commencement, graduates will receive, at their home address of record, information on ordering Commencement photographs. Past graduates and parents have been pleased with the quality, variety and price of the photographs as well as the courteous service provided by Grad Images. This service provides an excellent option to capture this significant moment in your student’s academic career.

We look forward to being with you at Earlham as we celebrate the Commencement of the Class of 2019.

EC to Celebrate the
Class of 2019

At a Glance

Date: Saturday, May 11, 2019

Baccalaureate - 10:30 a.m.
Commencement - 2:30 p.m.

Place: Chase Stage,
in front of Lilly Library (weather permitting)

Rain Site: Druley Performance Gymnasium, Athletics and Wellness Center

Parking: All campus parking lots will be available. Signs will direct visitors to parking areas and Public Safety officers will be available throughout campus to assist.

Parking Map (pdf)

Tickets: Free admission, except tickets are required when the ceremonies are held indoors. If held indoors, each graduate will receive seven tickets.

Live Streaming Available:

Related Links:
Weekend Schedule
Meal Tickets
Grad Images

For More Information,
Associate Vice President for
Academic Affairs
Bonita Washington-Lacey or
Associate Registrar Julie Stout.

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