Commencement Schedule Of Events  




  Tuesday, May 16, 2017  
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 17, 2017   
1 p.m. Career Development Programs Room 1, Nabrit-Mapp-McBay

Friday, May 19, 2017


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
Howard Willis '76, 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

5:30 p.m.

Living Legends Alumni Mixer 

The Gathering Spot

384 Northyards Boulevard Northwest, Building 100, Atlanta, GA 30313


Saturday, May 20, 2017


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.

1942 – Kilgore South Lounge

1947 – Kilgore South Lounge

1952 – Kilgore South Lounge

1957 – Mazique Dining Room  1st    Floor Kilgore

1962 – Kilgore South Lounge

1967 – Frederick Douglas Hall

1972 – Kilgore Hall 2nd Floor – Seminar Room

1977 – Sale Hall Classroom 109 

1982 – Merrill Hall 106A

1987 – Sale Hall Chapel - Balcony

1992 – Nabrit-Mapp-McBay – Sem. I

1997 – Nabrit-Mapp-McBay – Sem. II

2002 – Merrill Hall 106B

2007 – Sale Hall Classroom 107

2012 – 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 21, 2017


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. 

133rd Commencement


Century Campus

11 a.m.

Post Commencement Brunch

(by invitation only)

Shirley A. Massey Executive Conference   Center