2012 Commencement

Friday, April 13, 2012 at 9:39AM

The 2012 commencement ceremony will be on Tuesday, May 15 at 8:30am at Kresge Chapel Lawn on the CST Campus.

Date: Tuesday, May 15
Time: 8:30 a.m.
Location: Kresge Chapel Lawn (CST Campus)

Claremont School of Theology and Claremont Lincoln University invites family, friends, and alum to the 2012 commencement ceremony for graduating students. This year we are pleased to announce that Bill McKibben, renowned climate change activist and author, will be the 2012 commencement speaker. McKibben will also be awarded an honorary doctorate for his important and critical leadership in fighting the human causes of global climate change. In addition, Sharon Watson Fluker will also be awarded an honorary doctorate during commencement for her extraordinary dedication and accomplishments in mentoring and securing fellowships for theological doctoral students from diverse backgrounds.

The commencement ceremony is open to the public and there is no limit to the number of guests a student may invite. The ceremony is held outdoors, so dress accordingly.

Monday, May 14th Events

The following events are open to all graduates and their guests:
3:00pm Baccalaureate: A Service of Holy Communion will be held in Kresge Chapel.
4:30pm "Selah": A Community Celebration of this year’s graduating class will be held in Mudd Theater.
6:00pm A Barbeque honoring the 2012 graduates will be held in the Biblical Meditation Garden (east side of Kresge Chapel).
7:30pm Celebration of Honorary Degree Recipient: The unique ministry of Dr. Sharon Watson Fluker will be celebrated in the Haddon Conference Room. Dr. Fluker has been highly influential in recruiting and mentoring theological scholars from underrepresented populations for service to higher education and the church at large.

Maps and Directions

Claremont is located at the eastern edge of Los Angeles County between the 10 (exit Indian Hill) and 210 (exit Towne) freeways.

1325 North College Avenue, Claremont, CA 91711
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Parking will be available on campus. Signs will be posted directing visitors to the campus parking lots. Handicapped parking spaces are located on the east side of the Colwell building.

Commencement Seating

Guest seating begins at 8:00 a.m. on the day of commencement. Seating will be available on a first come first served basis. We do not reserve seats, however there is generally seating for everyone.

Special Needs

A drop-off and pick-up point designated for wheelchair accessible and mobility impaired is located on the east of the Colwell Building at the corner of College and Foothill (near the flag pole).

There will be plenty of accessible seating at the commencement ceremony. The commencement ceremony seats are white folding chairs which can be easily moved if necessary to make room for a wheelchair, walker or stroller. Restrooms will be open in the buildings surrounding the ceremony location.

If you or your guest requires special assistance please contact the Office of the Registrar at (909) 447-2502 several weeks prior to the commencement ceremony to discuss these needs.

Hotel Information

A list of local hotels is available here.

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