Schedule of Events

Schedule of Events

Tuesday, May 9

Adult Student Graduation Celebration

6:00-8:00 p.m., Oglethorpe University Museum of Art

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Wednesday, May 10

Senior Picnic

4:30 p.m., Academic Quadrangle

Carillon Ceremony

5:00-6:30 p.m., Academic Quadrangle (Rain location: Lupton Auditorium)

The Carillon Ceremony honors the graduating seniors with an opportunity to enter a “secret door” in Lupton Hall and climb to the top of The Lale Özgörkey Bell Tower. Facilitated by the Alumni Board, seniors may sign a historical carillon registry book and have their picture taken ringing a bell. No skirts and please wear tennis shoes. Appetizers will be provided, and there will be a champagne toast to follow the Carillon Ceremony.

Thursday, May 11

Graduation Rehearsal

6:30-7:45 p.m., Conant Performing Arts Center

Student attendance is imperative. If you are unable to attend, please contact the Registrar’s Office at 404-364-8418. Essential graduation materials will be distributed and instructions for the ceremony will be summarized. Six rain tickets will be issued to each graduation candidate, to be used for guests in the case of inclement weather and an inside commencement ceremony.

Friday, May 12

President’s Reception

4:30-6:30 p.m., Turner Lynch Campus Center

Sponsored by President Schall, and his wife, Betty Londergan, this wine and cheese reception honors graduation candidates, their families, and guests. Formal invitations will be sent to the graduates’ families. Oglethorpe faculty and staff are also invited. This is a great opportunity for farewells and photos.

50th Reunion of the Class of 1967

6:00 p.m. (cocktail reception); 7:00 p.m. (dinner),

Skylight Gallery, Oglethorpe University Museum of Art

This reception and dinner, sponsored by the Alumni Association honors our Golden Petrels, those Oglethorpe graduates celebrating the 50th anniversary of their graduation from Oglethorpe.

Saturday, May 13


8:00 a.m. (report); 9:00-11:30 a.m. (ceremony), Academic Quadrangle

Graduation candidates in regalia must report by 8 a.m. to Lupton Auditorium. There will be a “Help Station” to assist with regalia. After the ceremony at about 11:30 a.m., faculty and staff will be available to greet the graduates and their families. Tickets are not required for guests, unless it rains. Rain tickets will be distributed to participants at the commencement rehearsal.

Golden Petrels Luncheon

11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Turner Lynch Campus Center

The Golden Petrel Luncheon honors graduates of the Class of 1967 and earlier. This event is by invitation only.