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Friday, May 12, 2017
|11 a.m.||Phi Beta Kappa Initiation, University Hall, Gray Chapel. Initiates should assemble at 10:30 a.m.|
|Noon||Phi Beta Kappa Luncheon, Benes Room, Hamilton-Williams Campus Center. (Invitation Only)|
|7 p.m.||Baccalaureate Celebration, University Hall, Gray Chapel. Students, faculty, and staff will participate in this interfaith program, planned by members of the graduating class.|
Saturday, May 13, 2017
|9-11 a.m.||Breakfast reception for seniors and guests at the Pritchard House (135 Oak Hill Avenue). Seniors, parents, families, friends, faculty, and administrators are welcome to attend. If there is rain the morning of the event, the breakfast will be held in the Benes Room of the Hamilton-Williams Campus Center.|
|11 a.m. promptly||OWU Magazine Legacy photos, west steps of University Hall. Photos (for use in the Magazine) will be taken of all 2017 graduates whose parent(s) or grandparent(s) attended Ohio Wesleyan University, with their alumni parents and/or grandparents. Graduates should wear caps and gowns.|
|12:15 p.m.||Assembling of seniors, trustees, faculty, and administrators for the Commencement Processional, locations to be announced for each group.|
|1 p.m.||Commencement Ceremony, Phillips Glen (in front of the newly renovated Merrick Hall). The lawn offers ample seating for families and friends of the undergraduates. Family members are encouraged to come early for best seating. For wheelchair accommodations with a maximum of four attendants, please visit the Commencement Weekend Frequently Asked Questions page and complete the form located under “Will there be special accommodations for handicap and hearing-disabled individuals?” or contact the Public Safety Office at 740-368-2222 for assistance. OWU does not provide wheelchairs but transportation from the handicapped parking lot to the seating area is available. A sign language interpreter will also be present for the hearing impaired. Ponchos and rain jackets are recommended (no umbrellas please) in case of light rain. If severe weather necessitates, the ceremony will be held in the Gordon Field House of the Branch Rickey Physical Education Center, where seating is limited and admission will be by ticket only. Seniors will receive five (5) tickets each available at the bookstore.|
A first aid station will be located near the Commencement ceremony seating area.
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