Commencement 2017
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Commencement 2017



until the Commencement of the Lyon College Class of 2017



Lyon College Commencement
Saturday, May 6, 2017
10 a.m.
Becknell Gymnasium


Commencement day at Lyon College is a milestone, a time to celebrate past and future with pageantry, rejoicing, and time-old traditions.

To celebrate the College’s 145th birthday, planning is underway for a special spring commencement ceremony that not only celebrates the graduating class of 2017, but also honors the College’s past, present, and future. The community will come together to celebrate Dr. Donald Weatherman's accomplishments as president and former faculty member of Lyon College and welcome Dr. W. Joseph King as the 18th president of Lyon College.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Office of the Provost at




Mike Kemp, '88, will be on campus during commencement to photograph all graduating students. The following week, all graduates, friends, and family can visit this page to view and download their photos. A variety of formal and candid shots will also be available to download. If you would like to help offset photography costs or give to scholarships for future Lyon students, you can give to the Lyon College Annual Fund



Live Stream

This year, we will be live streaming Baccalaureate and Commencement. Check back here for streaming information on Friday, May 5, and Saturday, May 6. 



Upcoming Events

Last Day of Class
Friday, April 28, 2017

Finals for Graduating Seniors
Sunday, April 30, 2017 – Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Surf 'N' Turf
Monday, May 1, 2017
6 p.m.
Bradley Manor

Class of 2017, Families, and Faculty Reception
Friday, May 5, 2017
5–6 p.m.
Bradley Manor

Friday, May 5, 2017
7:30 p.m.
Brown Chapel

Torch Lighting
Friday, May 5, 2017
Immediately following Baccalaureate
Bryan Lake

Saturday, May 6, 2017
10 a.m.
Becknell Gymnasium


*Event will be live streamed on this page.