Important Information for Graduating Seniors

March 29, 2010

Preparing for Commencement 2010

Tuesday, April 6 — 11:10 a.m. Briefing
Wabash College Chapel
REQUIRED—Seniors Must Attend
All graduating seniors are required to attend a briefing about Commencement and senior check-out.
 
Wednesday, April 14 through Friday, May 7
Check-Out Card Pick Up: Pick up your check-out card from Terri Fyffe in the Business Office in Center Hall. Each senior must return his completed forms and check-out card to the Deans’ Office no later than Wednesday, May 12, 2010.
 
Students need to be aware of the policy regarding fulfillment of Senior Requirements, as listed in the Academic Bulletin. Candidates for the degree who fail to complete all of these requirements in a timely fashion will not be allowed to participate in Commencement, nor will their transcripts be released.
 

Weekend Schedule of Events

Friday, May 14

8 a.m. - 5 p.m. — Senior Art Exhibition
Eric Dean Gallery, Fine Arts Center
Graduating senior art majors will display their work, including painters Miguel Aguilar, Juan Diaz, Korey Pazour, David Rosborough, and Michael Scott and photographer Dan Sutton.
 
12 noon — Faculty-Staff Luncheon
Allen Athletics and Recreation Center
Enjoy good conversation with faculty and staff, and join the Board of Directors of the National Association of Wabash Men as it honors service to the College. Cost for the buffet meal is $5.00.
 

Saturday, May 15

8:00 a.m. — Deans’ Senior Breakfast
Knowling Fieldhouse, Allen Athletics Center
REQUIRED—Seniors Must Attend
Graduating seniors and members of the faculty are
invited to breakfast with Deans Gary Phillips and Mike Raters ’85. The starting time will be strictly observed, and dress for the breakfast is collared shirt and slacks.
 
9:00 a.m. — Commencement Rehearsal
College Chapel
REQUIRED—Seniors Must Attend
Seniors will move directly from the Deans’ Breakfast to the rehearsal. The starting time will be strictly observed.
 
Saturday events for families of seniors, alumni, and other visitors
 
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. — Senior Art Exhibition
Eric Dean Gallery, Fine Arts Center
Graduating senior art majors will display their work, including painters Miguel Aguilar, Juan Diaz, Korey Pazour, David Rosborough, and Michael Scott and photographer Dan Sutton.
 
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. — Bookstore Open
Lower Level of the Frank Hugh Sparks Center
 
2:30 p.m. — Phi Beta Kappa Initiation
Lovell Lecture Room, Baxter Hall
 
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. — President’s Reception
The Elston Homestead, 400 East Pike Street
Join President and Mrs. White for a celebration in honor of the Class of 2010 and their families.
 
6:00 p.m. — Class of ’10 Commencement Banquet
Knowling Fieldhouse, Allen Athletics Center
This come-as-you-are meal is for alumni, parents, students and their families. Cost for the banquet is $15 per person.
 

Sunday, May 16

Seniors and Faculty must arrive at 10:30 am for Baccalaureate and 2:00 pm for Commencement. It takes 30 minutes to line up seniors by name. Be on time and quickly find your place.
 
Seniors march in alphabetical order—led by the two Commencement speakers and followed by the men who are receiving academic honors (also in alphabetical order). At the head of the procession is the Marshal, Professor Tobey Herzog, who will direct the seating.
 
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. — Cap and Gown Pick Up
Chapel Basement
Seniors obtain their caps and gowns (provided free by the college). Return caps, gowns, and hoods (received during Commencement) to the same place immediately following Commencement. If you wish to purchase a hood, place an order with the Bookstore. You may keep the tassel from your mortar board.
 
10:30 a.m. — Formation of the Academic Procession for Baccalaureate
Sidewalk East of Center Hall
In the event of rain, the procession will form in Baxter Hall.
 
11:00 a.m. — Baccalaureate Chapel
Wabash College Chapel
The Baccalaureate sermon will be given by Dr. Terry P. Harter ’69, Senior Pastor at the First United Methodist Church in Champaign, Illinois.
 
12:00 noon — Commencement Buffet
Knowling Fieldhouse, Allen Athletics Center
A buffet lunch will be served at a cost of $12 for graduating seniors and their families.
 
12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. — Bookstore Open
Lower Level of the Frank Hugh Sparks Center
 
1:30 p.m. — Legacy Photographs
Sidewalk East of Center Hall
Seniors who are legacies are invited to have their picture taken with family members at no charge.
 
2:00 p.m. — Formation of the Academic Procession for Commencement
Sidewalk East of Center Hall
In the event of rain, the procession will form in the lobby of the Allen Atheltics Center.
 
2:30 p.m. — 172nd Commencement Ceremony
Wabash College Mall
In the event of rain, the ceremony will be held in Chadwick Court. Complimentary photographs will be taken of your son as he receives his diploma and will be mailed to parents after Commencement.
 
3:30 p.m. — Reception for the Class of 2010
Great Hall, Sparks Center
Join President and Mrs. White for a reception in honor of the Wabash College Class of 2010.
 

RSVPs and Questions

Click here to print a PDF of the RSVP form and return it by mail or by fax (765-361-6229) NO LATER THAN MAY 10, 2010.
 
Contact Tom Keedy with any questions — (765) 361-6227 or keedyt@wabash.edu
 
 

Area Hotel Information

Crawfordsville Holiday Inn Express

I-74 and US 231 North/Phone (877) 863-4780
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Hampton Inn & Suites
1-74 and US 231 North / Phone (765) 362-8884
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Crawfordsville Quality Inn
1-74 and US 231 North / Phone (765) 362-8700
 
Comfort Inn
1-74 and US 231 North / Phone (765) 361-0665
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General Lew Wallace Inn
309 West Pike Street / Phone (765) 362-8400
 
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1-74 and US 231 North / Phone (765) 364-9999
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