Commencement 2020

Graduate Assembly Instructions

Graduates participating in the Baccalaureate and Commencement Ceremonies will need to arrive early to each event wearing their cap, gown and tassel in order to be placed in the line of march.

Dear High Point University Graduates,

Commencement is quickly approaching! We are so proud of you and hope you are getting excited about the upcoming weekend. Please read the following details about arrival to the Commencement events and line-up information. Please keep in mind you will show your HPU Passport Card at each event.

Onward with Faithful Courage: A Senior Send-Off with Dr. Qubein: Friday, May 8th at 10:30am. The appropriate dress for this event is business attire. Graduates are encouraged to sit with their guests. You will not need to be in alphabetical order for this event and there is no special line up required.

Baccalaureate: Friday, May 8th at 4:00pmPlease assemble in cap and gown no later than 3:15 pm at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church. Please check-in at the Dining Hall of the church from the parking lot by the red “Welcome” flags.  You will not need to be in alphabetical order for this event. Baccalaureate is for undergraduate candidates and their families only.

Commencement: Saturday, May 9th at 9:00am. Please assemble in cap and gown no later than 8:15 am on the Kester International Promenade. Please pay attention to the following zone break downs based on your last name. The Junior Marshals will give you a name card that needs to be kept with you and turned in when you reach the stage. This card will be used to call your name as you proceed across the stage.

ZONE BREAKDOWN (the breakdown is by alphabetical order in a degree category (BA, BS, BSBA or MA/DEd). The alphabet range on the degree signs indicates the first letter of the degree candidate’s last name.)


 Zones TBD




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