Commencement Day 2017: Schedule of Events

Congratulations to the Class of 2017!

Friday, May 12, 2017

Senior Class and Family Reception,  5 to 7 p.m. 

Backer Dining Room, Mueller Leadership Hall 

Benjamin and Bola Akande are excited to host graduating seniors, their families, faculty, and staff to kick off Commencement Weekend. Heavy appetizers and cocktails will be served. Business casual dress.

 Saturday, May 13, 2017

Alpha Chi Induction, 8:30 a.m.

Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Aldermanbury 

Alpha Chi participants report to Memorial undercroft at 8 a.m. to robe.

Alpha Chi Reception, 9:30 a.m.

Undercroft of the Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Aldermanbury

Baccalaureate, 10:30 a.m.

First Presbyterian Church, 718 Court Street, Fulton, MO 

Baccalaureate Address: Rev. Dr. Deborah Boucher-Payne, Executive Presbyter of the Missouri Union Presbytery.

Commencement Luncheon (please eat anytime between 11:00 and 1:00)

Mueller Leadership Hall, Backer Dining Room & Mueller Student Center Buffet luncheon for seniors, families, faculty and staff. $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for children under 10. Graduating seniors, faculty and staff complimentary.

Senior Class Picture & Processional Assembly, 1 p.m. 

Westminster Hall 

Seniors should report fully robed and will receive final instructions, processional and seating cards following the class picture. Seniors will be lined in formation as directed by Skulls of Seven. (Weather plan—Historic Gym)

Commencement Processional & Ceremony, 2 p.m.

Champ Auditorium,

Doors open at 1:00 p.m. Simulcast in Coulter Science Lecture Hall and various classrooms in Coulter Science Center.

Commencement Address: Dr. Carolyn Perry 

Columns Ceremony, immediately following Commencement

Graduates will recess through the Columns following Commencement. Why do our graduates walk through the Columns. Learn about this Westminster tradition.

Need more information? Visit or contact the Office of Alumni at 573.592.5319. 

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