Schedule for 2015 Commencement Weekend

Departmental Receptions: Scheduled for Friday, May 1, prior to 3:30 p.m. (some receptions beginning as early as 12:00 noon) or after 5:30 p.m. All guests are invited.

Roanoke College Baccalaureate: Friday, May 1, 4:30 p.m., Bast Gym
All graduates, families, and guests are invited to participate. Rev. Christopher M. Bowen will speak.

Immediately following Baccalaureate: Friday, May 1, Olin Hall
President's Reception for Graduates & Families

Commencement Day: Saturday, May 2, 10:00 a.m., John R. Turbyfill Quadrangle
(Roanoke College Front Lawn--please note that guest tickets are not required on Front Lawn)

Commencement Inclement Weather Location: Salem Civic Center
It is not necessary for guests to have rain passes to attend.

Celebration Light Luncheon: Following Commencement, RC Back Quad.
All guests are invited.

Parents and guests should plan to arrive on Friday, May 1, to participate in all activities.

Guests are strongly encouraged to make lodging arrangements as quickly as possible. For lodging suggestions: Lodging near Roanoke College

For special needs for you or your family, contact Susan Rambo ( or 540-375-2204).

For up-to-date information on all Commencement activities, refer to in the upcoming months. Updates will continue to be posted.