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Moravian College
Commencement

Baccalaureate Detailed Instructions

Friday, May 11, 2018

4:15 p.m.

ROBING*
Hurd Campus
Platform party, faculty, and administrators -- Main Hall, ground floor lounge
Graduates – Foy Hall

In the event of severe weather:

  • Faculty and administrators -- Central Moravian Church, basement kitchen. Enter through door at lower level on Main Street side of church.
  • Graduates -- Central Moravian Church, east rooms on second floor. Enter through southeast [Church & Heckwelder] door then go upstairs.
  • Platform party -- Central Moravian Church, west rooms behind the Sanctuary.

* Robing areas will be locked and patrolled by Campus Safety or Facilities Services personnel during both Baccalaureate and Commencement.

4:45 p.m.

PROCESSIONAL
The processional is led by a student flag bearer and Marshals Dr. Desiderio, Dr. Tabor, and Dr. Wetzel, followed by graduates, faculty, staff, then the platform party. The procession will form on the campus pathway and proceed to the southeast entrance of Central Church. Once in church, graduates process around the nave and file in to the center pews (person nearest pew first) and remain standing until the rest of the procession is seated. The platform party will proceed to the high pulpit.

5:00 p.m.

BACCALAUREATE SERVICE
Chaplain Jennika Borger will preside over the Baccalaureate service. The event will last about an hour.

RECESSIONAL
At the conclusion of the service, the procession will begin moving out along the north aisle and return to the place of formation, platform party first, then faculty, staff, and graduates.