Graduation Information

The 104th Commencement is May 13, 2017

Speakers

Commencement Speaker

The 2017 commencement speaker is Dr. Donald B. Poe, Jr., professor of psychology and former dean of the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences. Dr. Poe, who joined Pfeiffer in 2003 as director of institutional research and planning, added teaching to his responsibilities a year later, an assignment he still holds. In 2008, he discontinued his post in institutional research when he became dean of the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, a position he held until 2012. He then spent the next four years as chair of the Social Sciences department. Dr. Poe holds a doctorate in social psychology from Cornell University, a master of arts in social psychology from Virginia Polytech Institute and State University, and a bachelor of arts in psychology from Duke University.

Location

Pfeiffer University Misenheimer Campus: 48380 US-52, Misenheimer, NC 28109.

Graduation will take place in Merner Gym.

Parking

Parking in front of Merner Gym is designated handicapped parking. Guests with special disability related needs should call (704) 463-3366 to request parking passes. Passes for handicapped parking will be distributed following commencement practice on Friday, May 12.

Other parking on campus is first-come, first served. Guests are encouraged to arrive early and park on the north side of campus off of Merner Terrace. Additional parking can be found on the south side of campus off of Judy Hash Lane.

Seating

All seating in Merner Gym is first-come, first served except for reserved handicapped seating. Guests with special disability related needs should call (704) 463-3366 to request seating passes. Passes for handicapped seating will be distributed following commencement practice on Friday, May 12.

Due to the number of graduates and space constraint in Merner Gym, graduates are encouraged to invite only extended family to graduation. Family members are advised to arrive early for best seating options.

Photography

Pfeiffer University has partnered with GradImages to provide professional photography options for graduates. You will receive a notification when your photos are ready to view and order following graduation. You can see the photos of graduation at www.gradimages.com.