Commencement Schedule Of Events  




  Tuesday, May 10, 2016  
1 p.m.

Alumni Engagement 101: Building Your Network

Chapel for the Inward Journey, Sale Hall
2:30 p.m.

Financial Literacy hosted by Wells Fargo

Chapel for the Inward Journey, Sale Hall
  Wednesday, May 11, 2016   
1 p.m. Career Development Programs Room 1, Nabrit-Mapp-McBay

Friday, May 13, 2016


9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Alumni Reunion Registration 

Kilgore Campus Center

9 a.m.

Senior Individual Photos and Ticket Distribution

Lobby, Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel 

10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Reunion State of the College Town Hall

 Bank of America Auditorium

12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

President’s Welcome Luncheon

Alumni 25th, 40th, 50th Certificates Presented

BR. Brazeal Awardee Presented

Chivers Dining Hall


1 p.m. 

Senior Class Photo

B.T. Harvey Stadium 
2 p.m.

Senior Class Rehearsal

Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel

2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

National Alumni Association
General Body Meeting  
National Alumni President
Kevin McGee '93, Presiding


Seminar Room 1

3:40 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.

Alumni Line-Up for Rite of Passage

Benjamin E. Mays Memorial

3:50 p.m.

Alumni Procession for Rite of Passage lead by African Drummers

Benjamin E. Mays Memorial

4 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Alumni Rite of Passage for Graduating Seniors Ceremony
Lighting the Candle

Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel

5:15 p.m

Senior Parents Pinning Ceremony

Emma and Joe Adams Concert Hall, Ray Charles Performing Arts Center

7 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Alumni Class Receptions

(Various Locations)


Saturday, May 14, 2016


8 a.m.  – 1 p.m.     

Registration & Ticket Distribution for Alumni & Parents

 Kilgore Campus Center


8:30 a.m. – 10 a.m. 

Golden Tiger’s Breakfast 50-Year Alumni

Douglass Hall Archives

10:30 a.m.  - 11 am

Class Agent Package Pickup


Kilgore Campus Center

2nd Floor – Seminar Room


11 a.m.  – 1:30 p.m.

Class Meetings
Class Meetings to finalize giving reports.

 1936 – Kilgore South Lounge

1941 – Kilgore South Lounge

1946 – Kilgore South Lounge

1951 – Kilgore South Lounge

1956 – Kilgore South Lounge

1961 – Sale Hall Classroom 109

1966 – Frederick Douglas Hall

1971 – Kilgore Hall 2nd Floor – Seminar Room

1976 – Kilgore Hall 2nd Floor - Seminar Room

1981 – Merrill Hall 106A

1986 – Sale Hall Chapel - Balcony

1991 – Nabrit-Mapp-McBay – Sem. I

1996 – Sale Hall Chapel - Downstairs

2001 – Merrill Hall 106B

2006 – Sale Hall Classroom 107

2011 – Sale Hall Classroom 106

11:15 a.m.  – 1:30 p.m.

Reunion Class Photographs

Classes will be notified to report
Ticket required ($30.00)

Steps of Kilgore Campus Center

Classes will be notified when to gather at steps.

Noon – 2:30 p.m.

Reunion Cookout
Ticket required ($45 adult/$15 kids-on site)
Children under 6 free

Chivers Atrium Area


1:30 p.m.


Alumni & Senior Class Memorial Service

25th and 50th Class Representative with Senior Class 

John Hope and Benjamin E. Mays Gravesites

3 p.m.

Baccalaureate Service

Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel

6:30 p.m.


Ritz-Carlton Atlanta


Attire: Business

7:30 – 10 p.m.

Alumni Reunion Dinner
(Ticket Required- Advance purchase ONLY)



Sunday, May 15, 2016


5:30 a.m.

Century Campus Opens

5:45 a.m.

Graduates Arrive for Assembly

Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel

6:30 a.m.  - 7:15 a.m. 



Alumni Corridor Formation

All alumni (especially those in reunion) will form a corridor through which the Senior Class will pass.

(Souvenir hat requested to participate- $35

Maroon Blazers ($175) or Seersucker Suits)

Military alumni are welcome to wear your military uniform as you will be seated in the alumni section directly in front of the Classes in Reunion.


Brawley Hall Gate


Gateway to the Century Campus between Brawley Hall and Wheeler Hall



Attire: Business

8 a.m. 

132nd Commencement

Century Campus

11 a.m.

Post Commencement Brunch

(by invitation only)

Shirley A. Massey Executive Conference   Center