Commencement Day Schedule 2014

The following events take place on May 17, 2014, Commencement Day:

8:00 a.m. Phi Beta Kappa Breakfast (Kennedy Center Dix Dining Room) - by invitation only

8:45 a.m. Phi Beta Kappa Induction Ceremony (Kennedy Center Dix Dining Room) - open to all

9:00 a.m. Pinning Ceremony for graduating nursing students (Hiram Christian Church)

10:30 a.m. Baccalaureate, Speaker: Anisi Daniels Smith, Minority Dissertation Fellow (Hiram Christian Church)

10:30 a.m. -1:15 p.m. Brunch Reception (HC Dining Hall)

11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Family Activities & Book Store Open House (Kennedy Center)

12:30 p.m. Class Picture (Bates Hall steps)

1:15 p.m. Student Line up (Martin Field House)

2:00 p.m. Commencement - no tickets required (Charles A. Henry Field, simulcast location Price Gym, & live video streaming at

3:30 p.m. Post-Commencement Gathering (Martin Field House)

Pinning Ceremony

The Department of Nursing will host a ceremonial pinning for the BSN Class of 2014 on Saturday, May 17. The hour long event begins at 9:00 a.m. with location at the Hiram Christian Church, 6868 Wakefield Road, Hiram, Ohio. All guests are welcome.


The religious service for the graduating class and their guests will be held on Saturday, May 17 at 10:30 a.m. at Hiram Christian Church, 6868 Wakefield Road, Hiram, Ohio. This year's key note speaker is Anisi Daniels Smith, Minority Dissertation Fellow.  If you would like to attend Baccalaureate, tickets will NOT be necessary.

Brunch reception

The brunch reception will be held with a start time of 10:30 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. in the Hiram College Dining Hall. Students and their guests are invited to attend and visit with faculty, staff, and friends prior to the Commencement ceremony. Tickets are required. More information is available at Commencement Registration and Tickets.

Family Activities & Book Store Open House

Come join the fun activities before and after you attend the brunch.  Stop by the Book Store for Hiram College items that students will enjoy and have to reminisce about their days spent 'on the hill'.  More information coming about the activities.

Class Picture

All graduating students need to be at the Bates Hall steps by 12:30 p.m. to be a part of the class pictures.

Student Line up

All graduating students MUST be at Martin Field House no later than 1:15 p.m. for line up or risk not marching.

Commencement exercises

Saturday, May 17, 2:00 p.m., location at Charles A. Henry Field, rain or shine. A live simulcast of the ceremony will also be shown in Price Gym.  The commencement address speaker is TBA soon.  Tickets are NOT required for the commencement exercises.

Since the ceremony will be outside, please come prepared with raincoats and proper head apparel just in case.  Please be aware that umbrellas will not be permitted due to safety concerns and to prevent obstruction of anyone’s view.  The weather/emergency contingency plan can be found on this website.

Live video stream of commencement will be available at

Post-commencement gathering

The Commencement recessional will lead faculty, graduates, and their families to Martin Field House.

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