Saturday, May 14, 2016

Time: 9:30 a.m.
Location: Guilford Quad

Commencement Program 


Friday, May 13, 2016

Time:  6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Location: Dana Auditorium

Baccalaureate Program 

Invited Speaker

Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II

"Time for Moral Revolution of Values"

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Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, president of the North Carolina NAACP and a nationally known champion of social justice causes, will speak at Commencement in Guilford College’s 179th year Saturday, May 14.

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Honorary Degree Recipient

Douglas M. Gilmer


Guilford College will award an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree to Douglas M. Gilmer of Greensboro, a retired College employee who has been a mentor and friend to Guilford students and alumni for half a century.

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In addition to regularly marked handicapped parking spaces, the entire section of parking on George Fox Drive between New Garden Road and Levi Coffin Drive will be reserved for handicapped spaces during Commencement.


For more information contact Special Assistant to the President Erin Dell or Director of Student Leadership & Engagement Steve Moran.

Commencement and Graduation

2016 Commencement Highlights Video


The Guilford community warmly invites you to join us in celebration of the Commencement of the Class of 2016. Baccalaureate will be held from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. on Friday, May 13 and Commencement begins at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 14.

  • We cordially ask that guests be seated by 9:15 a.m. Please join us for a reception to celebrate our amazing graduates immediately following the ceremony on the quad.
  • Graduates should be ready outside Founders Hall and the Joseph M. Bryan Jr. Plaza at 7:30 a.m. and in line by 8:00 a.m.
  • Rehearsal for graduates only will be on Founders lawn at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, May 13. Join the Guilford College Alumni Association on the quad for an ice cream social for seniors immediately following rehearsal.
  • Baccalaureate is from 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. in Dana Auditorium on Friday, May 13. The president's reception will follow on the lawn outside the Alumni House after the event.
  • Caps & gowns should be ordered through the bookstore no later than April 1.

Summer Graduates

Graduates from summer 2015 are eligible and encouraged to attend graduation in May 2016.

*****Please Note: To receive a diploma or participate in commencement, a student must have satisfied all academic requirements, must have cleared all outstanding accounts with the Office of Financial Aid and must have no judicial action pending.  Diplomas will not be awarded to any students against whom unresolved judicial charges exist. 

New Alumni

Congratulations to the class of 2016! You made it!

The Guilford College Alumni Association welcomes 2016 graduates. Your tenure as a Guilford student has ended; however, your place in the community of Guilfordians is just beginning. Your Guilford peers now include nine decades of graduates all over the world.

The mission of the Office of Alumni Relations is to ensure that you experience the kind of support and community you have received while as a student through the association. Your fellow alumni look forward to supporting and learning from you as you connect and contribute as a member of the Alumni Association.

On behalf of the entire Guilford College Alumni Association, the Alumni Association Board of Directors, the Black Alumni of Guilford College Advisory Board and the Office of Alumni Relations, again, CONGRATULATIONS!