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Saturday, May 23, 2020 at 10 a.m.
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Join us as we celebrate Hanover College's 187th Commencement at The Point.

Questions? Email or call (812) 866-7005.


  • Friday, May 22, 6 p.m.: Baccalaureate - Lynn Center for Fine Arts, Fitzgibbon Recital Hall
    Seniors will march in cap and gown; Hanover faculty will march in full regalia. (Seating is limited in the Recital Hall. If seating is full, guests will be able to watch a live stream of the services in an overflow room down the hall.) A "baccalaureate" has traditionally been understood as a farewell address, in the form of a sermon, given to a graduating class. To commemorate the wonderful occasion of graduation and the adventures that follow this milestone, Hanover is hosting a Christian worship service, honoring Hanover's roots in the Presbyterian tradition. The service is approximately an hour in length, and will feature the Hanover Choir, and addresses from the College President, Campus Chaplain, and members of the Class of 2020. Parking is available behind CFA and the Library. No tickets required.
  • Friday, May 22nd, 7:00 p.m.: Senior Celebration; Brown Campus Center

    Seniors and their families, as well as, Hanover College staff and faculty will gather for the annual Senior Class Celebration to acknowledge all the accomplishments of the Class of 2020. Members of the class will share about their Class Gift and recognize their Honorary Class Member. President Lake Lambert will address the class as they prepare for the exciting transition from being undergraduate students to alumni of Hanover College. Heavy hors d'oeuvres, drinks, and desserts will be provided. Registration to attend will be available soon.

  • Saturday, May 23, 8:00 a.m.: Legacy Photos - The Point
    As the final step in our Legacy Program, all seniors who are a Hanover College legacy will have the opportunity to have a professional photo taken prior to graduation. What is a legacy? A legacy is a sibling of, child of, or grandchild of a Hanover College graduate. It's through our alumni families that the heritage of the College passes from generation to generation. To commemorate this milestone event, the legacy student(s) and their family will have their photo taken at graduation by a professional photographer. The Office of Alumni Relations will then mail a CD of the photo(s) to the family. Photos will be taken in five minute increments beginning at 8:00 a.m. and ending at 9:30 a.m. Reservations are a first-come, first-serve basis and can be made by contacting Christy Hughes, Director of Alumni Relations at or 812-866-7012.
  • Saturday, May 23, 10 a.m.: Commencement - The Point
    Commencement Exercises will be held outdoors on The Point just south of Parker Auditorium. In the event of inclement weather, Commencement will be moved to Collier Arena. If Commencement is outdoors, there will be ample seating for all who wish to attend, but in the event it is moved indoors, the College will issue six tickets to each senior (Tickets will be delivered to student's campus mailbox; specific instructions for Seniors will be emailed to them prior to Graduation). There will be no extra tickets. Seniors with larger families may obtain tickets from classmates who will have fewer guests.

Please remember that Hanover observes Eastern Daylight Time.

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