Commencement ceremonies at Emory & Henry College have been moved indoors due to predicted inclement weather. The ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 10 in the King Center Gymnasium.
Potential thunderstorms and heavy rain have prompted college officials to make the decision to move the event inside, rather than on the lawn of the Memorial Chapel as previously planned.
Due to limited seating in the King Center, guests are required to have a ticket to attend the event at the rain location. Each graduating student has been allotted five tickets for the event. If seating is still available once the program has begun, individuals will be allowed in on a first-come, first serve basis until capacity is met.
Those individuals unable to watch the event in the King Center are invited to watch a live stream on campus at either Memorial Chapel or Wiley Hall Auditorium. The live stream can be accessed on your smartphone or desktop computer by visiting ehc.edu/live.
This year’s Commencement speaker Dr. Scott Morris is a graduate of University of Virginia, has a master of divinity degree from Yale and a doctorate from Emory University. He is a board certified family practice physician and ordained Methodist minister. Dr. Morris founded the Church Health Center in Memphis in 1987 to provide quality, affordable healthcare for working, uninsured people and their families. Thanks to a broad base of financial support from the faith community, and the volunteer help of doctors, nurses and dentists, the Church Health Center Clinic has grown to become the largest faith-based healthcare organization of its type in the country.
For more information, log on to ehc.edu/commencement.