Commencement 2017

Saturday, May 20

9:00 a.m.
Guilford College Quad 

Baccalaureate 2017

Friday, May 19

11:00 a.m.
Dana Auditorium

Invited Speaker

Patricia Timmons-Goodson


Patricia Timmons-Goodson, the first African American woman to serve on the N.C. Supreme Court, will speak at Commencement in Guilford College’s 180th year Saturday, May 20.

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Honorary Degree Recipient

Adair Phifer Armfield

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Guilford College will award an honorary degree to Adair Phifer Armfield for her support of refugees and the homeless and her commitments to the arts and education in the Greensboro community at Commencement in Guilford College’s 180th year Saturday, May 20.

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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 on Saturday, May 20. Caps & gowns should be ordered through the bookstore no later than April 1.

Friday, May 19

  • 11:00 a.m. - Baccalaureate in Dana Auditorium
  • 12:00 p.m. - Picnic on the quad for families and students
  • 1:30 p.m. - Graduation rehearsal on the quad (for graduates only)
  • 2:00 p.m. - Alumni Association Ice Cream Social on the quad immediately following rehearsal

Saturday, May 20

  • 7:30 a.m. - 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.
  • 8:45 a.m. - We cordially ask that guests be seated by this time. Please join us for a reception to celebrate our amazing graduates immediately following the ceremony on the quad.
  • 9:00 a.m. - Commencement ceremony

2016 Commencement Highlights Video