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2016 Commencement

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Union Celebrates Commencement Class of 2016

Friday, May 13, 2016, 4:00 p.m.
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Seminary Quadrangle
(Rain: James Chapel)

Commencement Event Schedule

Tuesday, May 10th

Unitarian Universalists (UU) Commissioning

Lampman Chapel
5-7 pm

This Year-End Blessing ceremony is now a tradition for Unitarian
Universalists studying at Union. Come celebrate the great vibrancy of this
liberal faith by honoring those UU seminarians who are graduating this
year and by helping us commission them in the ministries they are poised
to offer the wider world.

Wednesday, May 11th

Students of Color Commissioning

James Chapel
7-9 pm

The Student of Color Commissioning is a celebration of the achievements
and a rite of passage for graduates of color as they prepare to engage
with the world beyond the halls of Union Theological Seminary. This
special commissioning embraces and mirrors ceremonies that signify a rite
of passage in many cultural histories of communities of color.

Thursday, May 12th

PhD Rehearsal

Quad
5:40 p.m.

PhD Dinner (immediately following)

(Only PhD Graduates & their Partners, Pres. Jones, Dean Boys & Advisors)

FIERCE and Queer Commissioning

James Chapel
7-9 pm

FIERCE and Queer Caucuses sponsor the annual Queer Commissioning to
celebrate the accomplishments and promise of self-identified lesbian, gay,
bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex (LGBTQI) graduating students.
For some graduates, the Queer Commissioning presents one of the few, if
only, opportunities they may have to openly acknowledge the truths of
their sexual/gender identities and their lives as people of faith.

Reception in the Rotunda

Friday, May 13th

Commencement Communion Service
James Chapel
10:30 a.m.

Brunch
Refectory
11:30 a.m.

Commencement Ceremony
Watch live
Quad
(Rain Site: James Chapel)
4:00 p.m.

Commencement Reception
Quad ~ Following the Ceremony
6:00 p.m.

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