Spring 2021 Commencement

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There is an unexpected increase in traffic this afternoon around the Liberty Bowl. Please plan accordingly as you begin to head to the ceremony. 

 

If you have any questions, please contact our office:
Email: collegeevents@rhodes.edu 
Phone: 901-843-3850
Toll free: 800-264-5969

2020 Graduates may pick up regalia at the North Tunnel of the Liberty Bowl. Family and friends may pick up tickets at Will Call beginning at 5:00pm
 



The May 15 ceremony will be held in the Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium. Candidates for graduation, their parents, family, and friends should be aware of certain stadium restrictions and protocol.

Please pay special attention to the clear bag policy of the Stadium. 

Rhodes College parking map for the Stadium. - Please note that ALL parking is accessed through Gate 4 via South Hollywood Street.

The schedule has been updated for each class. 

Rhodes College Campus will be open to families and guests starting at 2:00 p.m. Friday and throughout the weekend. Social distancing and masking protocols are required.

Each ceremony will be streamed live on the Rhodes College homepage. 

Class of 2020 Schedule

Friday, May 14
3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Regalia and Ticket distribution, Second Floor Southwestern Hall.

6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Welcome Back Celebration for the Class of 2020, Phillips Lane.
Faculty and Staff will be on hand for the return of the Class of 2020.

Saturday, May 15
Noon – 3:00 p.m.
Regalia and Ticket Distribution, Second Floor Southwestern Hall.
A photographer will be on site in Fisher Garden and in the Cloister of Southwestern to take graduate photos. Photos will be available online at no charge.

12:30 p.m.
The Rhodes Legacy/Alumni Photo
Frazier Jelke amphitheater.
If you have a parent, grandparent, sibling, or other relative who is a Rhodes alum attending graduation, meet for this group photo. Wear your robes for the photo!

5:00 p.m. 
Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium
335 S. Hollywood Street
Gate 4 North Tunnel
Graduates assemble with Faculty Marshals.
Gates are open for family and guests.

6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Commencement Exercises for the 171st Session of Rhodes College.

Class of 2021 Schedule

Wednesday, May 12
1:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Regalia and ticket distribution, Second Floor Southwestern Hall.
All regalia and tickets not picked up on Wednesday will be taken to Rhodes Express for pick up on Thursday and Friday. Rhodes Express hours of operation is Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Friday, May 14
Noon – 2:00 p.m.
Food Truck Luncheon hosted by President Hass for the Class of 2021 in Phillips Lane.

3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Commencement Rehearsal
Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium
335 S. Hollywood Street
Gate 4 North Tunnel
Commencement Rehearsal with Faculty Marshals and “Senior Toast.”
All Seniors must be present.

Saturday, May 15
7:30 a.m.
Graduates assemble at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium in the North Tunnel.
Gates are open for family and guests.

8:30 – 11:00 a.m.
Commencement Exercises for the 172nd Session of Rhodes College.

Noon – 3:00 p.m.
A photographer will be on site in Fisher Garden and in the Cloister of Southwestern to take graduate photos. Photos will be available online at no charge. 

12:30 p.m.
The Rhodes Legacy/Alumni Photo
Frazier Jelke amphitheater.
If you have a parent, grandparent, sibling, or other relative who is a Rhodes alum attending graduation, meet for this group photo. Please keep on your robes for the photo!