• Aiperi Yusupova '17

    Ready to Do Their Part

    Posted May 20, 2017

    On this sunny, May day, the Guilford Class of 2017 graduates ready to go into the world, shining and ready to dedicate their gifts to causes they care about.

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2017 Commencement Week Schedule

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. 

Wednesday, May 17

  • 7:30 p.m. - Cheese, Wine and Design in Hendricks Hall

Thursday, May 18

  • 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. - Cap and T-Shirt Decor in Hege Cox Art Building
  • 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. - Water Party and Cookout on the Haworth East and West Fields

Friday, May 19

  • 11:00 a.m. - Baccalaureate in Dana Auditorium 
  • 12:00 p.m. - Picnic on the quad for faculty, staff and graduating seniors
  • 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 in line outside Founders Hall and the Joseph M. Bryan Jr. Plaza
  • 8:45 a.m. - We cordially ask that guests be seated by this time. 
  • 9:00 a.m. - Commencement ceremony on the Guilford College quad (the ceremony usually lasts about 3 hours).  Please join us for a reception to celebrate our amazing graduates immediately following the ceremony on the quad.