Saturday, May 28, 2016 at 1:30 p.m.

Join us as we celebrate Hanover College's 183rd Commencement at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 28, 2016, at The Point, weather permitting. If the weather is inclement, Commencement will be held in Collier Arena and a ticket will be required to attend. Baccalaureate will be held at 10 a.m. in Collier Arena, tickets will not be required.

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


  • 9:30 – 11 a.m.: Brunch, First Seating – Dining Room, J. Graham Brown Campus Center
    The College will host a brunch the morning of Commencement in the Campus Center Dining Room. Graduating Seniors will be given 3 tickets for themselves and their parents. Additional tickets can be purchased online here at a cost of $10.50 for adults and $5 for children 4-8. Children 3 and under are free. There will be two brunch servings before and after Baccalaureate. (Brunch tickets are not mailed, seniors please pick up your tickets at the Campus Center office. You may also purchase extra tickets at the Campus Center office.)
  • 10 a.m.: Baccalaureate – Collier Arena, John and Anne Horner Health and Recreation Center
    There will be no lines of march and seniors will not wear caps and gowns. No tickets required. Open seating.
  • 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.: Brunch, Second Seating – Dining Room, J. Graham Brown Campus Center
    Second seating for brunch. Please see information above regarding tickets for brunch.
  • 1:30 p.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 8 tickets to each senior. (Seniors will need to pick these up at the Campus Center office with their brunch tickets.) There will be no extra tickets. Seniors with larger families may obtain tickets from classmates who will have fewer guests. In addition, Commencement will be streamed live online at (Specific instructions for Seniors will be emailed to them prior to Graduation.)

Please remember that Hanover observes Eastern Standard Time.

Helpful Links

Directions to Hanover
Campus Map
Area Hotels
Brunch Ticket online order form
Commencement DVD online order form
Parking and Guest Assistance
2016 Graduate Information