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Rev. Jen Bailey Delivers the Baccalaureate Address at Elon University

  • Alumni Gym, Elon University (map)

Elon Commencement 2019 will feature changes to the program to better accommodate students and their families. Baccalaureate has been shifted to Thursday afternoon from its traditional time on Friday, and the undergraduate commencement ceremonies, which were traditionally held on Saturday, have been moved to Friday. The outdoor undergraduate commencement ceremony will begin at 8:45 a.m. on Scott Plaza in front of Alamance Building. The ceremony will also include a processional of students, the student speaker, a commencement address by Elon alumnus and award-winning photojournalist Al Drago ’15 and the president’s charge to graduates.

Following this outdoor ceremony, there will be two separate diploma-awarding ceremonies for the Class of 2019 held in Schar Center. Elon College, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the School of Education will award diplomas at the 11:30 a.m. ceremony. The Martha and Spencer Love School of Business and the School of Communications will award diplomas at the 3:30 p.m. ceremony. Each ceremony will last about two hours.

For more information about Elon’s Commencement week activities, visit, which will be updated throughout the spring as events and programs are finalized.