Commencement Day Schedule

The following events take place on May 14, 2016, Commencement Day:

8:30 a.m. Nursing Ceremony for graduating nursing students (Hiram Christian Church)

10:00 a.m. Baccalaureate, Speaker: TBA (Hiram Christian Church)

11:00 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 (Fleming Field House)

2:00 p.m. Commencement - Speaker: TBA (Martin Field House, simulcast location Price Gym, & live video streaming at link coming soon

Please note that tickets are required to attend the commencement exercises in Martin Field House.  All graduates must register for these tickets by the deadline of April 29.  The ticket packets will be available for traditional students and faculty/staff to pick up at the Kennedy Center Welcome Desk starting May 9 until May 13 during scheduled hours. Professional & Graduate Studies students' tickets will be available for pick up through the Office of Professional & Graduate Studies during normal office hours starting on May 6.  The graduating students and faculty that are in the procession do NOT need a ticket for Commencement in Martin Field House of course. Please refer to Registration & Tickets for details.

Nursing Ceremony

The Department of Nursing will host a ceremonial pinning for the BSN Class of 2016 on Saturday, May 14 at 8:30 a.m. 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 14 at 10:00 a.m. at Hiram Christian Church, 6868 Wakefield Road, Hiram, Ohio. This year's key note speaker will be announced soon.  All guests are welcome to attend Baccalaureate.

Brunch reception

The brunch reception will be held with a start time of 11:00 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 Fleming Field House no later than 1:15 p.m. for line up or risk not marching.

Commencement exercises

The Saturday, May 14 2:00 p.m. location for the commencement exercises is in Martin Field House at the Coleman Sports Center.  A live simulcast of the ceremony will also be shown in Price Gym.  The commencement address speaker is TBA soon. Tickets are required for the commencement ceremony in Martin Field House and must be registered for in advance by April 29, 2016 through the Registration and Ticket process.

Live video stream of commencement will be available at link to be posted soon.

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