Schedule of Events
Saturday, June 1
4:30 p.m.: Graduates and faculty report to HHPA Building, McMinnville Campus. Seniors should wear cap and gown and line up in the breezeway. Faculty assemble in the Multipurpose Room.
5 p.m.: Baccalaureate Service, Ted Wilson Gymnasium, HHPA Building, McMinnville campus.
Baccalaureate Speaker: Charles U. Walker, president emeritus of Linfield College, will deliver the baccalaureate address. He served as president from 1975-92 and since his retirement has maintained an extraordinary commitment to community service, helping to institute major education and community initiatives.
6:30 p.m.: Grad Finale, Dillin Hall. Graduating seniors and their families are invited to celebrate the transition from student to alumnus during Grad Finale/Senior Celebration in Dillin Hall, following baccalaureate exercises. Learn more or register online.
Sunday, June 2
9 a.m.: Graduates report to Ted Wilson Gymnasium in cap and gown.
9:20 a.m.: Faculty robe in Fred Meyer Lounge.
10 a.m.: Commencement on the green between Melrose Hall and the President’s House. Refreshments follow in the Oak Grove.
Commencement speaker: Theresa (Stichick) Betancourt '91, associate professor of child health and human rights in the Department of Global Health and Population at Harvard University, has followed her passion for helping disadvantaged kids all the way to the African continent. Whether she's on the streets of a Rwandan city, in a war-ravaged village in Sierra Leone or in her Harvard office, Betancourt's focus is always on children and families. She is the principal investigator of an ongoing study of former child soldiers in Sierra Leone and is collaborating with Partners in Health Rwanda to launch a study of mental health needs among HIV/AIDS-affected youth.
2 p.m.: Nursing graduates and faculty report to HHPA Building for pinning ceremony. Graduates line up in the Multipurpose Room. Faculty assemble in the hallway outside the Multipurpose Room.
2:30 p.m.: Nursing Pinning Ceremony, Ted Wilson Gymnasium, HHPA Building, McMinnville Campus.
Oregon's weather can be unpredictable. We recommend that you come prepared for rain or sun, with appropriate clothing and footwear.
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