Congratulations, Class of 2017!

This year's Commencement ceremony will take place on Saturday, May 6 at 1 p.m. on the Quad in front of Kresge Gymnasium. Graduating seniors have received a packet of information outlining details of the day.

In case of severe weather, the ceremony will be moved to Goodrich Chapel—this decision will be announced via email and on the Albion College website. If the ceremony takes place indoors, tickets will be required. Students will receive three tickets prior to the event for distribution to friends and family. If the celebration is able to be held outdoors, seating is unlimited and tickets are not required.

Albion College 2017 Commencement Exercises

Friday, May 5

11:00 a.m.

Graduate Rehearsal

Location: Goodrich Chapel

12:00 p.m.

Graduate Lunch

Location: Outside on the College Quadrangle

Rain Location: Upper Baldwin

7:30-9 p.m.

Baccalaureate Service

Location: Goodrich Chapel

A service for all seniors, their families, and guests. Dress is business casual; seniors are not requested to wear graduation robes. Join President Mauri Ditzler, Rev. Donald Phillips, Albion student vocal groups, and others. This service is a time to celebrate and reflect on the meaning of your Albion experience.

For more information, contact Rev. Donald Phillips, College Chaplain, at or 517/629-0492.

Saturday, May 6

11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Open Reception

Family and friends of the graduate are welcome!

Location: Kellogg Center

1 p.m.


Location: Outside on the College Quadrangle, in front of Kresge Gymnasium

Processional: 12:45 p.m. We ask that you please be seated by 12:30 p.m.

Caps, Gowns, Announcements, Diploma Frames and Class Rings

All students participating in Commencement exercises are required to wear proper academic dress. Caps and gowns may be purchased in the Bookstore of the Kellogg Center, or by calling 517/629-0305.

Graduation Photos

A picture of each graduating senior will be taken by a professional photographer after he/she exits the platform. Following Commencement, a photo proof will be mailed to the student's permanent address. Please understand that this is provided as a service and that you are under no obligation to order senior Commencement pictures.