Making plans for the 135th Rose-Hulman Commencement
Rose-Hulman will proudly graduate the Class of 2013 on Saturday, May 25, beginning at 11 a.m. in the Fieldhouse of the Sports and Recreation Center. What an exciting time for graduates, as well as family and friends! We've provided information for each type of audience below.
For the graduates
Students participating in commencement are expected to wear proper academic attire. You may order caps, gowns, diploma frames, announcements and other graduation merchandise during the Graduation Fair in February. If you miss the fair, you may order items through the bookstore. Please specify your height, weight and level of degree (MS or BS) when you place your order.
Please note the commencement schedule of events:
|May 9, 4:30 p.m.
||Hulbert Arena - SRC
|May 24, 2 p.m.
||Air Force/Army Commissioning Ceremony
|May 24, 6 - 7:30 p.m.
||Hulbert Arena - SRC
|May 25, 10 a.m.
||Student Academic Processional Lineup
|May 25, 11 a.m.
||Fieldhouse - SRC
You will get your seating lineup and instructions during rehearsal. Bring your cap and gown for the senior class picture. The Senior Send-Off, sponsored by the Office of Alumni Affairs, will immediately follow rehearsal.
The Senior Celebration Reception is for both graduates and their parents and is hosted by the Office of Alumni Affairs. Please register online.
For family and friends
Please be our guest at the Senior Celebration Reception the day before commencement. Then let commencement, well, commence! Here are some helpful tips for your celebration.
- Guest seating: Tickets are not required to attend commencement. As a courtesy to all guests, we ask that you not hold seats for others. If you require handicap access or seating for hearing impaired, you may request it in advance by contacting the Kim Jones in the Office of Student Affairs by e-mail or by phone at 812-877-8472. Handicap parking is also available.
- Photographs and videos: The Sports and Recreation Center is not suited for long-range photography, especially flash photography. A professional photographer from Graduation Images will be present on stage at the ceremony to take a photograph of each graduate as he or she receives the diploma from the president. You will receive a free proof of this photo in the mail. Questions about photos? Call Graduation Images at 800-424-3686 or visit their website. A video of the ceremony will also be available for purchase for $35 from Dason's Video. Graduates will receive order forms in advance or you may contact Dason's Video to place an order: 3940 N. Bobwhite Street, Terre Haute, IN 47805, 812-239-4207, firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Live webcast: Can't attend? You can still watch! A live webcast of the ceremony will be broadcast beginning at 10:30 a.m.
- Lodging and dining: The Terre Haute Convention and Visitors Bureau has gathered all the information you need for lodging or eating out.