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Commencement: Parties, and Parking, and Prizes - Oh My!

Commencement Schedule

Commencement Kickoff Celebration: Sunday, May 15, 5:30–8:30 p.m., GCC Quad (tickets available at CEP)

Commencement Breakfast: Monday, May 16, 8:30–10:30 a.m., Commons (cash and credit accepted, no tickets required, open to all of campus)

Commencement Ceremony: Monday, May 16, 11 a.m., Tent in front of Eliot Hall (no tickets required)

Commencement Reception: Monday, May 16, immediately after the ceremony, GCC Quad (no tickets required)

Parking, pets, and hospitality

Parents, friends, and family members will be here beginning this weekend to celebrate with the class of 2016. We ask you to help welcome our guests to campus.


Help leave parking spaces for those attending commencement. If possible, please try to bike, walk, ride the bus, get a ride, or Segway to campus on Monday, May 16. If you must drive, please park in the parking lot on the northeast corner of SE 28th & Steele, or at the Reedwood Friends Church parking lot. Shuttle service will run from parking lots to Eliot circle, 8 a.m.–11 a.m., 1–2:30 p.m., and 4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. on Monday. Great raffle prizes are available for all who ride the bus, walk, bike, find a ride, or park in an alternate parking lot! CEP will email staff and faculty the day after commencement, and invite you to enter in the drawing.

Dogs on a leash

Please remember to keep your dog on a leash on Commencement day, as we will have nearly 3,000 guests on campus.

Commencement seating

If you attend the commencement ceremony, please leave the best seats for graduates’ friends and family.

Post-Commencement Reception

Please join us for the reception following the commencement ceremony, in the GCC quad. The reception will begin when the first graduate toasts his or her champagne. Come celebrate with the class of 2016!

Thank you for your help, looking forward to celebrating the close of the academic year with you. 

—Conference & events planning

For more information, contact Jill Thornton

For more information, contact Jill Thornton or visit:
Submitted by Megan Callero.
Posted on May 5, 2016


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