Commencement 2016



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Commencement Week Activities





Monday, May 2


Cap and Gown Pick-up
, 9 a.m. - 8 p.m., Ministers’ Hall
School Receptions, 5 p.m.

  • School of Business: Orange and Maroon Room
  • School of Education: Campus Center Multipurpose Room
  • School of Humanities and Social Sciences: Arthur Rose Museum
  • School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics: Molecular Science  Research Center Atrium
  • Professional and Continuing Studies, 6 p.m., Ministers’ Hall Library 





Tuesday, May 3

Yearbook Signing/Cookout
, Noon, Panther Plaza
Graduate Hooding Ceremony, 7 p.m., James and Dorothy Z. Elmore Chapel


Wednesday, May 4

Senior Farewell Banquet
, 7 p.m., Tullis Arena, Jonas T. Kennedy Health and Physical Education Center


Thursday, May 5

Commencement Rehearsal, 3 p.m., South Atlantic Seventh-day Adventist Worship and Convention Center
514 Neeses Highway, Orangeburg, S.C.
Senior Soiree Hosted by President Henry N. Tisdale and First Lady Alice Carson Tisdale in Honor of the Class of 2016, 7 p.m., The Premier, 1235 Five Chop Rd., Orangeburg, S.C.


Friday, May 6

Golden Class of 1966 Registration and Get Acquainted Hour, 10:30 a.m., Campus Center Multipurpose Room

The President's Luncheon honoring the Golden Class of 1966, hosted by President Henry N. Tisdale and First Lady Alice Carson Tisdale, Ministers' Hall, 12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m. (Campus Tour Immediately following the President's Luncheon) (Ticket Required)

2016 Baccalaureate Service, 7 p.m., Tullis Arena, Jonas T. Kennedy Health and Physical Education Center; Speaker: The Reverend B. Kevin Smalls, '93, Pastor, Queen's Chapel United Methodist Church, Beltsville, MD/ Pastor, Ebenezer United Methodist Church, Washington, D.C.

Golden Class of 1966 Social, 8:30 p.m. - 11 p.m., Orangeburg Country Club, 2745 Griffith Drive, NW, Orangeburg, S.C. 


Saturday, May 7

Golden Class of 1966 Reunion Breakfast and Class Photo, 8 a.m. - 9:15 a.m., Ministers' Hall (Ticket Required)

2016 Commencement Convocation, 11 a.m. (Tickets Only), South Atlantic Seventh-day Adventist Convention Center,
514 Neeses Highway, Orangeburg, S.C. Speaker: Cheryl L. Pearson- McNeil, Senior Vice President, U.S. Strategic Community Alliances and Consumer Engagement,The Nielsen Company, Chicago, Ill.

Golden Class of 1966 Farewell Reception, Ministers' Hall, 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (Ticket Required)