Below are general announcements for all graduates.


All candidates for degrees should meet at Maxwell Commons on Friday, June 16, at 11:00 a.m. (doughnuts at 10:30 a.m.). Once there, take a seat near the front so rehearsal can begin promptly. You will then receive further instructions.

Nursing Rehearsal

All A.S. and B.S. candidates for nursing degrees should meet in the Church Sanctuary on Friday, June 16, promptly at 1:00 p.m.

Caps & Gowns

Those who participated in Senior Recognition already have their regalia. All others should obtain their caps and gowns from the bookstore by Thursday, June 14. To reduce wrinkling, hang the gowns as soon as possible. If ironing is necessary, use a cool iron. The gowns belong to you to keep or dispose.

Regalia Policy

Students, faculty, and staff in academic regalia may wear only approved honor cords, medallions, and stoles, as described in the Commencement program, or, in the case of faculty and staff, academic honors earned at other institutions. Graduation caps may be decorated; however, all other official regalia must not be altered or modified in any way. Graduates may also wear appropriate leis given to them.

Sabbath School

Seniors will present the program in the Sanctuary, but there will not be a processional. Those who must leave early to get their regalia for use during the Baccalaureate service should sit in an area from which they can leave inconspicuously.


Please be in line with regalia adjusted at 11 a.m. and ready to march into the sanctuary at 11:15 a.m. Candidates for graduation should assemble in the area between Paulin Hall and the church in two single lines, with the senior officers at the head of each. Students may choose the order in which they march, except that the two lines should be of equal length, and they are grouped with seniors wearing the same robe color. Seniors wearing black regalia will march first, followed by those in blue regalia and then white regalia. Men, please remember to remove your caps during prayer.

Nursing Graduate Recognition Service

All candidates for A.S. or B.S. degrees in nursing should meet in the Fireside Room by 3:00 p.m. to prepare for the service at 4:00 p.m. Participation in the Nursing Graduate Recognition Service is required. Those unable to attend must obtain written permission from the Chair of the Department of Nursing and Health Sciences no later than one week before graduation.


A group picture will be taken at 8:15 a.m. on the stairs by the fountain. Immediately following the group picture, seniors are to go to the Paulin Hall auditorium and find their designated seat.   Each person must be in regalia (tassel on left) and positioned in the line of march as specified during the Friday practice. It is important that the line order correspond with the order in which the seniors present themselves for diplomas so the academic dean will read the correct name of each senior during the Commencement ceremony.