Commencement 2020

 

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Graduation Rehearsal (Students)

The Class of 2020 will hold graduation rehearsal in the Alumni Gym at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, May 1. Seniors who are marching are encouraged to bring a pen or pencil. Inclement weather tickets will be distributed during graduation rehearsal. A photo ID is required to pick up tickets and they must be signed for.

For questions concerning the Commencement ceremonies, please contact Suzette Donovan at 865.981.8102 or by e-mail at suzette.donovan@maryvillecollege.edu.

Baccalaureate Details

Baccalaureate services for the Class of 2020 are planned for Saturday, May 2, 10:00 a.m. in the Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre of the Clayton Center for the Arts.

The speaker for our 2020 Baccalaureate service will be Maryville College President William T. Bogart.  The service is open to the public.

Graduation Exercise Details

Graduation exercises for the Class of 2020 will be held later that same day (Saturday, May 2, 2020) at 3:30 p.m. on the lawn between Anderson Hall and Sutton Science Center (lineup at 2:30 p.m.).  The 2020 Commencement speaker is Maryville City Mayor Thomas W. Taylor, '70.  Mayor Taylor is a graduate of Maryville High School, Maryville College and the University of Tennessee.  He served as an instructor in the Department of Biology at Maryville College and was Director of the USDI Youth Conservation Corps at Tremont in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park.  Mayor Taylor has been active with the Boy Scouts of America since childhood, attaining Eagle Scout and Silver Beaver and has served in numerous leadership roles. Currently, Mayor Taylor is the Board Chair and a founding member of SMiles, the ride program for seniors sponsored by the Blount County Community Action Agency.

The president invites all graduates, their families and friends, and Commencement participants to attend a reception honoring Maryville College's 2020 graduates immediately following Commencement. It will be held in the Clayton Center Foyer.

For questions concerning the Commencement ceremonies, please contact Suzette Donovan at 865.981.8102 or by e-mail at suzette.donovan@maryvillecollege.edu.

Graduation Exercises Rain Plan

In case of inclement weather, Commencement will be moved to the Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre of the Clayton Center. Entrance to the inclement weather location is by ticket only and each graduate will be allotted three (3) tickets. All non-ticket guests will be directed to the Boydson Baird Gymnasium in the Cooper Athletic Center where the ceremony will be broadcast live in high definition on the large screen. The decision to move inside will be announced on the MC Website and at Baccalaureate on Saturday morning. Seniors will be able to pick up tickets during graduation rehearsal on Friday, May 1 (a photo ID is required to pick up tickets and they must be signed for).

For questions concerning the Commencement ceremonies, please contact Suzette Donovan at 865.981.8102 or by e-mail at suzette.donovan@maryvillecollege.edu.

Personalized Video Clip (StageClip)

The Alumni Office is gifting your special moment walking across the stage. It will be captured on a 30-sec. video which you will own and are encouraged to share on social media. Within 48 hours of commencement, you will receive an email where you can download your video.  More information will be available in April 2020.

Ordering graduation photos

PhotoPlay Studios will be taking photos of graduating seniors at Commencement. Photos available for purchase include shots of individual graduates receiving their diplomas from the president and a photo of the entire Class of 2020. Pre-ordering is not necessary. Proofs of the photos will be able to be viewed online at www.photoplaystudios.com, after 2020 Commencement activities. PhotoPlay Studios offers several packages ranging in price from $14.95 to $29.95. Questions about photography should be directed to the photographers by calling 865.546.0977.

 

About Live Stream of Commencement

Streaming video of Maryville's 201st Commencement Exercises will be broadcast live by PopFizz. A link to the broadcast will be available on the homepage of the College's website and archived on the site within hours of the ceremony's conclusion. Questions regarding the broadcast should be directed to Karen Eldridge at 865-981-8207, or at karen.eldridge@maryvillecollege.edu.