Commencement 2016

2016 Commencement Exercises

Friday, May 6, 2016

10:30 a.m. Onward with Faithful Courage

James H. and Jesse E. Millis Athletic and Convocation

Open to all candidates for graduation and two guests


4:00 p.m. Baccalaureate Service

Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church

Open to undergraduate day candidates and two guests

Graduates will assemble at 3:15 p.m. in the covered walkway in front of the Church 


Saturday, May 7, 2016

9:00 a.m.  – 12:00 p.m. Graduation Ceremony

Roberts Hall Lawn**

Graduates meet on the Kester International Promenade at 8:15am, dressed in cap and gown
** The rain site for the Graduation Ceremony will be the Millis Athletic/Convocation Center.  Tickets will be required for rain site only. The ceremony will be broadcast at other campus venues and available at For more information, call 336-841-4636.

Additional Resources

Official HPU Press Release

Photography and video for the Graduation Ceremony

Highlights from 2015 and 2014

Previous Graduation Speakers at HPU

Senior Profiles

Stephanie Ziolkowski_graphic
Class of 2016 Profile: Stephanie Ziolkowski Serves at SREE Hotels
read more
Jake Brooks
Class of 2016 Profile: Jake Brooks Pursues Physics Ph.D.
read more
Class of 2016 Profile: Graham Billings Lands Position with DraftKings
read more
View All

Commencement Weekend 2016 Photostream