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One of the key moments during the commencement weekend is the annual trek to the top of Bald Mountain where all graduates, their families and college personnel gather for the Vesper's Service at sunset. A picnic will precede the service. Students are encouraged to participate in the seven-mile hike to Bald Mountain prior to the service. Departure is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. from the back of Grace Rollins Campus Restaurant. All seniors attending the service will also receive a special gift.
Graduates earning a baccalaureate degree and their families are invited to the Baccalaureate Service. Tickets are required for this event.
All graduates, friends and family are invited to attend.
Presented May 22, 29, June 19 and July 24, 31 at 8:30 p.m. Narrated by Liam Neeson, this award-winning show explores the inner workings of the global climate, Earth’s great life support system. With amazing visualizations based on satellite monitoring data and advanced supercomputer simulations, this state-of-the-art production follows a trail of energy that flows from the Sun into the interlocking systems that shape our climate: the atmosphere, oceans and biosphere. Audiences will ride along on swirling ocean and wind currents, dive into the heart of a monster hurricane, come face-to-face with sharks and gigantic whales, and fly into fiery volcanoes!