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Commencement Weekend 2014

Registration has officially closed, if you have any question you can contact Cindy Wine at 540-887-7221.

FRIDAY, MAY 16, 2014

4-5 p.m. Deck out Ham and Jam
Seniors gather to decorate Ham and Jam in scarlet and gold.
Front porch of the Administration Building
5 p.m. Class of 2014 Picture
Administration Building, Front Steps
Rain location: Martha S. Grafton Library, Room 501
Photo may be ordered from Patrick Smith at http://photographer.psi4got.com

SATURDAY, MAY 17, 2014

9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Registration and Welcome
This is your Commencement headquarters: a place to meet graduates, family, and friends throughout the weekend and pick up your Commencement information and senior gift.
Lyda B. Hunt Dining Hall Foyer
9 a.m. Beta Beta Beta Honor Society Reception
Honoring graduating senior members for their excellence and achievements.
Spencer Center for Civic and Global Engagement
10 a.m. Commissioning Ceremony
Witness graduates receiving their commissions in the U.S. Armed Forces
Barbara Kares Page Terrace
Rain location: James D. Francis Auditorium
11 a.m. – 1p.m. Champagne Brunch
Enjoy great food and off best wishes to the seniors (soon-to-be alumni)
Lyda B. Hunt Dining Hall
12:30–2 p.m. Ajani Ceremony
A moving rite of passage celebrating the achievements of inductees who have supported a multicultural campus community.
Rose Terrace Lawn
Rain location: Dance Studio, Physical Activities Center
Group Picture will be taken at 12:15 p.m.
2 p.m. Change of Command Review
Salute the achievements of Virginia Women’s Institute for Leadership graduates as they pass the torch to next year’s seniors.
Parade Ground at the Physical Activities Center
Rain location: Physical Activities Center
2 p.m. Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society Induction
Salute high-achieving Adult Degree Program students.
James D. Francis Auditorium
3–4:30 p.m. PEG Reception
Honor the soon-to-be-alumnae of the Program for the Exceptionally Gifted
Lyda B. Hunt Gallery
4-5 p.m. VWIL Reception
Celebrate a year of accomplishments with VWIL graduates and their families.
Student Activities Center, Clubroom
5 p.m. Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society Initiation and Reception
MBC is one of the elite group of colleges selected to have a chapter on campus. Help us honor those tapped for membership in the most prestigious of academic honor societies.
Miller Chapel
5:30-7:30 p.m. Class of 2014 Thank-You Reception and Dinner
A perfect way to catch up and chat with classmates and family over a casual dinner while listening to music from Back to Zero. Members of the Class of 2014 will honor faculty members who have empowered them at MBC.
Cannon Hill, next to the President’s House
Rain location: Lyda B. Hunt Dining Hall
8 p.m. Family Fire
Enjoy time with classmates, family, faculty, and friends.
Fire Pit at Pannill Student Center Lawn

SUNDAY, MAY 18, 2014

6:30–8:30 a.m. Commencement Breakfast
Lyda B. Hunt Dining Hall East
10 a.m. 172nd Commencement
Keynote speaker: Beth Macy, author and journalist based in Roanoke, VA
Barbara Kares Page Terrace in front of Martha S. Grafton Library
(Please be seated by 9:45 a.m.)
Rain Plan: 10:30 a.m., Expoland, Fishersville, VA
Immediately Following Commencement
GTE (MAT/MEd) Graduate Luncheon
By invitation only.
Student Activities Center Ballroom
MLitt/MFA Graduate Luncheon
By invitation only.
Lyda B Hunt Dining Hall East
Post-Commencement Reception
Before you head off campus, gather friends and family who proudly watched you graduate for one last goodbye to your alma mater. Local alumni and friends of MBC will welcome members of the Class of 2014 as the college’s newest alumni and help send you off in style.
Front Lawn of Administration Building