Events for SC Commencement Weekend

Southwestern College Commencement ceremonies will be Sunday, May 6, in Winfield. Nearly 700 students are eligible to participate in the ceremony, including students receiving degrees from professional studies programs.

The undergraduate ceremony will be at 1 p.m. in Richard L. Jantz Stadium.  The graduate hooding and Commencement ceremony will be at 5 p.m. in Stewart Field House. Baccalaureate services will be the same morning at 10 a.m. in the Richardson Performing Arts Center in the Christy Administration Building. 

In case of rain, the undergraduate ceremony will be divided into two ceremonies in Stewart Field House.  The ceremony for undergraduate students earning B.S. degrees (except B.S. in natural sciences) will begin at 1 p.m., and the ceremony for undergraduates earning B.A., B.S.N., B.G.S., B. Mus., B.S. in natural sciences, and A.G.S. will be at 3 p.m.

Commencement activities will be broadcast live on channel 20 in Winfield as well as through closed circuit television on the Southwestern campus.  Viewing locations include the Java Jinx in the Roy L. Smith Student Center, Richardson Performing Arts Center, and the campus life lounge in the lower level of the Roy L. Smith Student Center.  A Webcast of the ceremony can be viewed by following the Commencement link at    

Inductees to the Order of the Mound will be honored at 11:30 a.m. at the Cole Mound Plaza.  The Order of the Mound recognizes students graduating in the top 10% of the class.

SC’s Honors Convocation will be Saturday, May 5, at 4 p.m., in the Richardson Performing Arts Center.  Although this is a traditional main campus program, professional studies learners who qualified for the Dean’s Honor Roll for fall 2011 will be recognized on the printed program.

Devices to assist those with hearing problems are available in the box office of the Richardson Performing Arts Center, and an area is reserved for handicapped patrons and their companions in the rear of the hall. 

The Saturday schedule includes:
 2:30 p.m. Reception for business and MBA graduates and families, Memorial Library.
 2:30 p.m. Reception for natural science and mathematics graduates and families, Deets Lobby.
 2:30 p.m. Reception for performing arts graduates and families, Darbeth Lobby.
 4 p.m. Honors Convocation in Richardson Performing Arts Center, Christy Administration Building.
 5 p.m. Reception for communications, computer science, and English graduates and families, Christy Administration Building, room 13.

The Sunday schedule includes:
 10 a.m. Baccalaureate services in Richardson Performing Arts Center, Christy Administration Building.
 10:30 a.m. Reception for nursing graduates and families, Wroten Hall.
 11 a.m. Reception for social sciences and MSL graduates and families, Welcome Center
 11 a.m. Reception for education and M.Ed. graduates and families, Mossman 107 and 108.
 11:30 a.m. Order of the Mound ceremony, Cole Mound Plaza (In case of inclement weather, Messenger Auditorium in the Darbeth Fine Arts Center).
 11:30 a.m. Reception for professional studies graduates and families, dining hall of the Roy L. Smith Student Center.
 1 p.m. Commencement for undergraduate students in Richard L. Jantz Stadium. (Rain location: Stewart Field House)  
 5 p.m. Graduate hooding and Commencement ceremony, Stewart Field House.
Location of the ceremony (in case of inclement weather) will be announced at baccalaureate and on the college’s automated voice service which can be accessed by dialing (620) 229-6000.  Notice will also be given via the JinxTale, SC’s daily e-mail connection, to all who have campus e-mail addresses.

For more information call (620) 229-6223 or go to  Click on the graduation link for further details.

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