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Dear Antioch College community,

Every once in a while you get lucky. I just did.

This week, Antioch College President Mark Roosevelt, along with staff and student representatives signed the Real Food Campus Commitment. This student-driven agreement amplifies Antioch’s commitment to improving our nation’s food system to prevent adverse ecological, health and social outcomes.

After half a decade at the helm of Antioch College, President Mark Roosevelt has announced he will step down on December 31, 2015 after fulfilling his five-year contract. Roosevelt shared his plans during a community meeting and via a college-wide email on May 5, along with news that the College had received its largest gift since independence—a $6 million grant from the Morgan Family Foundation.

Antioch College announced today that it has received a $6 million grant from the Morgan Family Foundation. It is the largest gift the College has received since its 2009 independence from Antioch University, and also the largest single grant the Morgan Family Foundation has ever awarded.

Inclement Weather

Inclement Weather

Update: Due to tomorrow's poor weather forecast we have decided to move Commencement into the South Gym of the Wellness Center. Please enter through the double glass doors facing the tennis courts.

Seating is limited. Priority admittance will be given to the graduating class, their guests, and current Antioch students. The ceremony will be live streamed in the Foundry Theater and Room 219 of the Art and Science Building. We will also have golf cart shuttles to these overflow seating locations.

As it has been for decades, the area known as Red Square, between Antioch Hall and North Hall, is the traditional site of Antioch’s Commencement ceremony. Antiochians feel a strong tie to the crossing of “the mound” when they receive their diplomas. 

PLEASE COME PREPARED TO BE OUTDOORS. Families should consider the comfort and well-being of guests who are elderly or require special resources when planning for the traditional outdoor ceremony.

Commencement will be moved indoors only in cases of extreme weather forecasts such as ongoing downpour, high tornado probability, or temperatures exceeding 95'F or below 50'F. Light sprinkles of rain and/or brisk wind are unlikely to cause the ceremony to be moved indoors.

The inclement weather call is made a few hours before Commencement begins (generally by 7:30 a.m.) to allow for all of the logistical changes that must be made. Students will be notified of the weather decision via e-mail a few hours before the Commencement ceremony.

In the unlikely case of sudden, extreme weather—unanticipated thunderstorms or high winds that spring up during the ceremony—standard security protocols will go into effect: the ceremony will be put on hold and students, faculty members, and guests will be moved to interior locations immediately surrounding the Commencement site.

If inclement weather is imminent, the ceremony will be held in the South Gym of the Wellness Center at Antioch College. Because of limited seating, only graduates, their families and guests, faculty, and special guests will be seated in South Gym. The remainder of the attendees can view a live stream of the ceremony from the Foundry Theater or the Art and Science Building.

Sign Language Interpreters

Sign Language Interpreters

American Sign Language interpreters will be present at the Commencement ceremony, located on the left hand side as guests face the stage. Reserved seating near the left hand side of the stage will be provided for easy visibility.



Free parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis in any of the Antioch College lots on Commencement day. A state-issued disability parking permit is required for parking in designated accessible spaces. Overflow parking is available at the Mills Lawn School (200 S. Walnut St.). The College will provide complimentary shuttle service from Mills Lawn School to the shuttle drop off area near the ceremony site. The shuttle will run before and after Commencement— every 15-20 minutes, from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. No pickups will be made after 9:30 a.m. on Commencement day.  

Where to Stay

Where to Stay

We have partnered with many area hotels to offer discounted rates for Reunion and Commencement attendees. To book a blocked room, contact the hotel and let them know you’re with the Antioch College group. Shuttle service from select hotels to campus will be available. Check the Reunion page for updates. You may also find the Yellow Springs Lodging Solution and the Yellow Springs Lodging Directory to be of use.

Travel Discounts

Travel Discounts

We have negotiated airline and rental car discounts for guests attending Commencement. You may use the discount code #A7765AZ to take advantage of discounts for American Airlines flights scheduled on or between June 15, 2014 - June 24, 2015. Contact American Airlines Meeting Services Desk at 1-800-433-1790 for assistance with reservations and ticket purchase. In addition, Antioch College has partnered with Avis to provide rental cars at a discounted rate. If you wish to reserve a car, please contact Todd Alexander at 1-800-525-7537 Ext. 35003 or the Meetings and Convention Department at 1-800-525-7537. They can ensure that you maximize your rental dollars.