2020 Meredith College Commencement Update
Because of COVID-19 concerns, we have made the difficult decision to postpone – not cancel – our spring Commencement exercises. Until that time, here are four important updates for the Class of 2020 and their families:
Family and friends of Meredith College's Class of 2020 are invited to celebrate commencement. Guests are welcome at all Commencement Weekend events.
Baccalaureate Worship Service
Baccalaureate is a celebration and spiritual reflection for graduates as they transition from their college years to the next phase of life. Members of the Class of 2020 will participate in their academic regalia and should arrive no later than one hour before the event starts. A special invitation is extended to families and guests, faculty, and staff to join graduates for this service.
Graduate Hooding Ceremony
A joint ceremony celebrating graduates of all of Meredith's master's degree programs.Graduate students are still encouraged to attend Commencement.
Directions to Campus – Baccalaureate Service and Graduate Hooding Event Location
The Meredith campus is in west Raleigh. Easy access to the campus is provided by Wade Avenue -- an Interstate 40 connector -- and by US 1/I-440.
The directions below guide you to Exit 3, Hillsborough St./Meredith College, on I-440. Turn left off the exit onto Hillsborough Street. At the second traffic light on Hillsborough Street, turn left into the main entrance to campus. Jones Hall is located at the end of Main Campus Drive on the right.
Directions to Reynolds Coliseum – Commencement Location
Address: 2411 Dunn Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27607
From Meredith College, travel east on Hillsborough Street to Pullen Road. Turn right onto Pullen Road. Travel approximately a quarter mile and turn right onto Dunn Avenue. Reynolds Coliseum is located at 2411 Dunn Avenue. Parking is available in the deck located between Jensen Drive and Jeter Drive.
Alternate Viewing Options - Live Feeds
In an effort to make this special event accessible to all, two alternate viewing options will be offered for the commencement ceremony. A live feed of the ceremony will be available in Jones Auditorium on the Meredith College campus. Tickets are not needed for the alternate viewing location. Doors will open for the live feed in Jones Auditorium at 7 p.m.
Live streaming will also be available via the internet. To watch the live stream of the ceremony online, visit youtube.com/MeredithCollegeLive at 8 p.m. on Saturday, May 9, 2020.