Schedule of Events

Hollins Store Hours for Commencement Weekend:

Friday, May 17
8:30 a.m.  – 4:30 p.m.

Saturday, May 18
9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Sunday, May 19
Due to the relocation of Commencement Exercises
to the Berglund Center Coliseum

Saturday, May 18, 2024
10:00 a.m. Commencement rehearsal for the Class of 2024 (optional for Graduate students)
duPont Chapel
3:00 p.m. Baccalaureate
4:00 p.m. President’s Reception for the Class of 2024 & Guests.
Moody Dining Hall
Sunday, May 19, 2024
10:00 a.m. 182nd Commencement Ceremony
*Commencement Exercises will begin as planned at 10 a.m. EST.

The Berglund Center’s doors will open for general admission at 8:30 a.m. 

Shuttles for graduating seniors only will depart from Hollins to Berglund at 8:30 a.m. from the Moody parking lot. Snacks and beverages for graduating students will be provided on the shuttle. [PLEASE NOTE: We strongly encourage residential students to take the shuttle, and commuter students are welcome to park on campus and take the shuttle should they choose. There will be no late bus. Do not be late or you may miss your ride.] 

Shuttles for non-graduating students attending commencement will depart from Hollins to Berglund starting at 9 a.m. 

All graduating students should arrive at the arena no later than 9 a.m. and gather in Berglund Hall (down the stairs at the flagpoles of the main entrance). We will have staff directing students from the shuttle drop-off point to their meeting location. 

Faculty wishing to process must assemble at 9 a.m. in Berglund Hall (down the stairs at the flagpoles of the main entrance).

Shuttles returning to campus following the event will be available beginning at noon with the final shuttle run departing Berglund at 1:30 p.m. We understand that many students will plan to leave the venue with family or friends. 

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We are excited to celebrate the class of 2024!