Morehouse College Commencement 2013 Information – Sunday, May 19, 2013 | 11 a.m.
President Barack Obama will be the speaker for Morehouse College’s 129th Commencement in May, Morehouse President John Silvanus Wilson Jr. ’79 announced Saturday, Feb. 16.
A White House official told the Atlanta Journal Constitution that Morehouse was chosen because it is one of the nation’s leading historically black colleges and universities and is among the best and brightest institutions of higher education in the country. The official also said that Morehouse is known for its high standard for excellence in learning and social consciousness and is home to a long list of notable alumni that spans the last three centuries.
Click here to read the entire story on the Morehouse College Website.
The 129th Commencement exercises at Morehouse College will take place – rain or shine – on the Century Campus (the yard between Graves Hall and Harkness Hall).
If weather is inclement or severe (heavy rain, thunderstorms, tornado watch/warning) a delay in the start of the ceremony may be necessary. Should that be the case, instructions will be announced on site to graduates and guests. If the ceremony is underway but is interrupted by severe weather, graduates and guests should follow instructions as announced.
This event is for invited guests only and will be closed to the general public. Persons without an official ticket will not be permitted. Information about ticket availability is forthcoming.
Ticketed guests will be subject to security screenings upon entry into the venue. We will have more information about arrival times, parking and seating arrangements in the near future.
No alcoholic beverages, coolers, backpacks, umbrellas, large handbags, metal folding seat cushions, noisemaking devices, mace or similar substances, signs, sticks or poles, or weapons of any type are permitted.
No one may bring any of these items onto the Morehouse College Campus.
**All information will be updated regularly. We recommend checking back periodically for current information.
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