Class of 2018 | Going Strong
Commencement exercises for the Class of 2018 will be held on Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 7 p.m. at the J.S. Dorton Arena on the N.C. State Fairgrounds in Raleigh. Guests are invited to attend all commencement events to help celebrate this milestone with graduates.
Office of the Provost
141 Johnson Hall
313 Johnson Hall
1st Floor Cate Student Center
Maria-Fernanda Diaz-Jimenez, ’18, has been graced with a mosaic of knowledge and experiences.
Turning her challenges into incentives for action and change, Madison Burton, ’18, has adapted to difficulties in her life in order to discover her calling.
At Meredith, Katie Murphy has come to see how her sense of responsibility is a strength.
The commencement ceremony features academic regalia and other symbols traditional to higher education.
Graduates wear formal academic dress at commencement to serve as a reminder of our union with an academic heritage whose ceremonial tradition dates from the medieval university. The varied patterns of cut and color in the dress of faculty members indicate the level of their degree, their academic discipline, and the universities that granted their degrees.
Class Day Activities
Sophomores honor their senior big sisters, and the seniors highlight their College years on the Friday of Commencement Week.
The little sisters spend the morning constructing two 75–100 foot daisy chains to be used for the afternoon's Class Day exercises in the amphitheater. The white-clad sophomores hold two daisy chains and sing as their sister class marches through the chains. Class historians recall and depict key events of the graduating class' four years at Meredith.