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Commencement

WHEN:  Saturday, May 11, 2019, 9 am

WHERE:  Manahan Orthopaedic Capital Center (MOCC), Grace College and Seminary, 610 Wooster Road, Winona Lake, IN  46590

WHAT:  Doors open at 8 am.  Only guests with tickets will be permitted entry to the MOCC.  You are strongly encouraged to arrive prior to 8:30 am for best seating.  Commencement is expected to last 2 to 2 1/2 hours and will be followed by a recessional where graduates will take pictures with friends and professors.  If you are planning a family luncheon with your graduate that includes local restaurant reservations, you may want to make your reservation at 12:30 pm at the earliest.

Guests with tickets can enter the Manahan Orthopaedic Capital Center (MOCC) on Commencement Saturday.  Graduates do not need tickets.  Only graduates can request tickets for their guests.  Graduates request tickets from February 2019 through March 2019.  All tickets will be distributed to graduates with their cap and gown at the end of March or in early April.  After this time, there will be no more tickets to distribute for Commencement.

Tickets allow entrance into the MOCC but do not guarantee a specific seat assignment.  All guests of any age, except children age 2 and younger, are expected to have a ticket for entry to the MOCC.  Tickets are free of charge.

Guests who arrive to campus without a ticket may watch the Commencement ceremony in our overflow location on-campus, Alpha Dining Commons.  Some light morning refreshments will be available there for guests as they watch Commencement on the indoor monitors.  Guests in this overflow space can re-connect with their graduates outside the MOCC after the Recessional as all the graduates spill out onto the lawn for pictures.

Still need additional tickets?  Encourage your graduate to utilize the Commencement Ticket Exchange Board on the Commencement Portal site for graduates or to network with fellow graduates via other social media sites.

PRESIDENTIAL DESSERT FOR UNDERGRADUATE AND GRADUATE STUDENTS AND PARENTS

More information to come.

 

PROFESSIONAL AND ONLINE GRADUATION CELEBRATION

More information to come.

 

PRESIDENT'S LUNCHEON FOR SEMINARY AND M.A. MINISTRY STUDIES GRADUATES

More information to come.

Order Your 2019 Commencement Graduation DVD/Blu-ray: The cost is $25 until the day of graduation and $30 after that day. The DVD/Blu-ray will be mailed to you after July 1. Pick up your order form in the Advancement office (McClain Hall 212--Top Floor) or in the Alumni Engagement office in the MOCC (Room 202). Cash or check payments should be taken to Collette Olson in Advancement (McClain Hall 212). Make check payable to Grace Schools with "Commencement Video" on the memo line.

Graduation Roses - Purchase flowers for your graduate from us.  Roses will be on sale the morning of Commencement in the Manahan Orthopaedic Capital Center.  Roses will be $25 per dozen and $18 for a half dozen, while supplies last.

Photos - A professional photographer from GradImages will be on site on Commencement Saturday to capture each graduate crossing the stage along with a posed shot.  Each graduate will receive an email where they can view a proof of their photos and choose to order prints.

Here are helpful links from GradImages:

3 Benefits of GradImages' Pre-Registration: Pre-registration is beneficial

How Photo Proofs From Commencement Are Quickly Sent: Proofs will not be available immediately; it will take a few days.