Commencement 2017

Saturday, May 20

Guilford College Quad 

Baccalaureate 2017

Friday, May 19

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.



The Guilford community warmly invites you to join us in celebration of the Commencement of the Class of 2017. Baccalaureate will be held on Friday, May 19 and Commencement begins at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 20.

  • We cordially ask that guests be seated by 8:45 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 19. 
  • Baccalaureate is Friday, May 19. 
  • Caps & gowns should be ordered through the bookstore no later than April 1.

Summer Graduates

Graduates from summer 2016 are eligible and encouraged to attend graduation in May 2017.

*****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 2017! You made it!

The Guilford College Alumni Association welcomes 2017 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!

2016 Commencement Highlights Video