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Commencement 2019

2019 Calendar of Events

Friday May 3

Baccalaureate MassAvenue of the Oaks 4:30 p.m.
No formal procession. Seating is open and graduating seniors may sit with friends and relatives. (Rain Plan: Arthur R. Outlaw Recreation Center)

President’s Family ReceptionStewartfield Lawn 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
All graduates, families, faculty, and staff are invited. Hosted by the President’s Office. Light hors d’oeuvres.

Saturday May 4

Commencement ExercisesThe Avenue of the Oaks – 10:00 a.m.
Procession forms at 9:00 a.m. at Byrne Hall. Graduates (Masters, BA, BS, BSN, AS, Certificates) in alphabetical order in each degree category meet on the second floor. Faculty, administrators, and dignitaries will organize in the lower corridor of Byrne Hall. Cap and Gown required.

Senior Class Picture: After Commencement, the procession continues to the steps of Byrne Hall for the Senior Class picture before disbanding. Please be prompt!

Diplomas: Diplomas will be mailed out approximately four weeks after Commencement. See SHC Registrar’s website for additional information.

Rain Plan Details

In the event of rain, commencement exercises will be held at the Arthur R. Outlaw Recreation Center, on campus, 11:00 a.m. Ushers will direct graduates, faculty, and the platform party to their dressing areas. Each graduate will receive five tickets that may be picked up at the Student Center Information desk on Friday afternoon. The decision to move Commencement indoors will be made no later than 12:00 p.m., Friday, May 3, 2019.

Details of the rain plan will be available by calling 251-380-2262. An announcement will be broadcast only if the rain plan is in effect. If the events are to be held outdoors on the Avenue of the Oaks, there will be no announcement.

Public safety officers will advise arriving guests if the rain plan is in effect.

Hotel Accommodations

For your convenience, Spring Hill College has secured group rates at several area hotels. Please find a partial list of preferred hotels below. Please note that some of these special rates are not available for online reservations. Guests must contact these hotels by phone to make reservations at these prices.

We look forward to having you on campus for Commencement.

Courtyard

Address: 1000 W I-65 Service Road S, Mobile, AL 36609 (View on map)
Phone: (251) 344-5200
Cost per night: $99
Reservation Information: Reservations can be made online or by calling (251) 344-5200 and referencing “Spring Hill College Commencement.”

Hampton Inn

Address: 1028 W I-65 Service Road S, Mobile, AL 36609 (3 miles from campus) (View on map)
Phone: (251) 343-4007
View Hotel Website
Cost per night: $109
Reservation Information: Reservations can be made online or by calling (251) 343-4007 and referencing “Spring Hill College Commencement.”

Holiday Inn Express & Suites

Address: 80 Springdale Blvd, Mobile, AL 36606 (View on map)
Phone: (251) 473-2380
Cost per night: $89.00
Reservation Information: Reservations can be made online or by calling (251) 473-2380 and referencing “Spring Hill College Commencement.”

Residence Inn

Address: 950 W I-65 Service Road S, Mobile, AL 36609 (3 miles from campus) (View on map)
Phone: (251) 304-0570
Cost per night: $124
Reservation Information: Reservations can be made online or by calling (251) 304-0570 and referencing “Spring Hill College Commencement.”

Other Information

First aid assistance will be available during the Baccalaureate Mass and Commencement ceremony.

Bookstore Hours (April 30 – May 4, 2019)
Monday, April 29 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, April 30 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, May 1 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, May 2 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Friday, May 3 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 4 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Overflow and indoor live streaming will be in LeBlanc in the Barter Student Center.

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