Cornell College Events

Saturday, May 11th

Time Event Title
1:30 pmPhi Beta Kappa Inauguration Ceremony Cole Library
Sixteen seniors will be inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, the country’s oldest academic honor society: David Berger, Elizabeth Coghlan, Julia Eastham, Nicola Etter, Tim Haynes, Aidan Litt, Annika Leitch Lodge, Alexandra Lewyn, Talitha McGuire, Jessica Meis, Orgho Neogi, Anhia Nguyen, Salem Ozaki, Rachel Renaud, Jamie Rhoads, and Elisabeth Sage. Samantha Nadel and Jillian Schulte were elected in 2018 as juniors. The students’ names will be added to the permanent plaque in Cole Library listing all members elected to Cornell’s Delta of Iowa chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, founded in 1922.
3:00 pm-4:00 pmBaccalaureate King Chapel
This Cornell tradition features playful and meaningful words of gratitude by graduating seniors on behalf of their faculty, family, staff, and friends, as well as music played on the college's impressive Moller organ, and inter-spiritual wisdom for the life journey which includes a message by College Chaplain Catherine Quehl-Engel. This optional event for graduating seniors and their loved ones lasts about an hour. Guests should plan to arrive by 2:45 to ensure seating in King Chapel is available.
4:00 pm-5:30 pmBaccalaureate Reception Ped Mall
This is a light reception with cash bar for all graduates and their families. It is held in Cole Library, third floor, directly following Baccalaureate. Serving light hors d’oeuvres only. No RSVP necessary.

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