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Sending Ceremony & Reception

Friday, May 9, 2014
6 p.m.
Jeanne Hamilton Olofson Plaza

(Inclement weather location is the Mabee Fieldhouse)


There are no tickets required for the Sending Ceremony, but we do request that graduates submit a reservation.  Watch your Avila email for more details in March. 

The Sending Ceremony is our baccalaureate celebration that all graduates, Bachelor’s and Master’s, are encouraged to attend with families. All participants will receive a special gift medallion during the ceremony. The ceremony celebrates our Avila Heritage and has become an important part or our Avila tradition. Graduates process into this ceremony as a class. The 35 minute ceremony is followed by a big reception (food, beer and wine are served) where it has become common that families have the opportunity to meet faculty and staff.


Graduates are asked to dress business casual, no caps and gowns. Graduates should meet in the Goppert Lobby at 5:30 p.m.


Please plan to make this Avila celebration a part of your graduation weekend.

Questions regarding the Sending Ceremony should be directed to Campus Ministry at 816-501-2423.