Commencement Events Schedule.

 

Commencement Events Schedule

Drew’s Commencement celebration is comprised of a number of different events leading up to the ceremony on Saturday, May 13.

Thursday, May 11

Noon–4 p.m. – College of Liberal Arts Senior Week BBQ

Tolley-Brown Circle
For graduating students and their guests. Enjoy barbecue and favorite yard games.

3–4 p.m. Mead Hall Porch Photo Op

Mead Hall Back Porch
Even if it rains, you can still get graduation pictures on the Mead Hall back porch! Come by, with or without your regalia, and take pictures with President Baenninger. You’ve waited four years for this photo op—here’s your chance, rain or shine!

9 p.m.–1 a.m. – Madison Restaurant Tour

Rocco’s Tuscany Bistro & Prospect Tavern
Take the trolley from Simon Forum or walk downtown for food and drink specials. Trolley will run continuously between Drew, Rocco’s and Prospect Tavern from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Friday, May 12

10 a.m.–2 p.m. – College of Liberal Arts Jazz Brunch

University Commons
A celebration brunch for graduating students and their families.

10 a.m. – Theological School Hooding Ceremony

Concert Hall, Dorothy Young Center for the Arts
Recognizing Theological School master’s and doctoral degree candidates, followed by lunch at Seminary Hall.

1 p.m. – Caspersen School Hooding Ceremony

Concert Hall, Dorothy Young Center for the Arts
Recognizing Caspersen School master’s and doctoral degree candidates, followed by a reception in the 1867 Lounge of the Ehinger Center.

5 p.m. – Baccalaureate Service

Concert Hall, Dorothy Young Center for the Arts
All Drew University graduates and families gather for an interfaith service honoring the Class of 2017.

9 p.m.–midnight – College of Liberal Arts Candle & Pinning Ceremony

Tolley-Brown Circle
Followed by food truck fun.

Saturday, May 13

8–9 a.m. – Commencement Eucharist

Craig Chapel
All are welcome for this service of prayer and preaching.

10:30 a.m. – Commencement Ceremony

Simon Forum
Seating opens at 9 a.m. and is on a first-come, first-served basis.