Commencement

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Friday, May 6, at 6pm
Baccalaureate, Galloway United Methodist Church

Saturday, May 7, at 9:30am
Commencement, the Bowl on the Millsaps College Campus, Campus Map

Attention Graduating Seniors!

Graduates, celebrate the Last Hurrah on Thursday, May 5, at 7pm
Register here.

 

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Special Needs Campus Access

We offer the following suggestions to Commencement Ceremony guests with special needs:

Entering Campus: The recommended entrance for guests with special needs, especially those using a wheelchair, is the North Security Gate located near North State Street and Riverside Drive (see campus map). This entrance leads to parking near the Hall Activities Center.

Parking: Parking for individual with handicapped stickers is available in the parking lot beside the Hall Activities Center. If you need to drop off a guest prior to parking in another area, please tell the security officer, and he or she will assist you.

Accessibility: The Millsaps Commencement is an outdoor event held in the Millsaps Bowl in the center of campus, next to the A. Boyd Campbell College Center. The route from the Hall Activities Center parking area to the Bowl and to the College Center is fully accessible by wheelchair. The distance is 50–60 yards.

Seating: A limited number of chairs will be available in the Bowl directly in front of the A. Boyd Campbell College Center, under the shade of the Millsaps "potted oak," for those needing special assistance. Family members may sit near them, as space allows.

Outdoor Ceremony: We remind you to dress comfortably and suggest that you bring water for anyone who may not be able to move around easily. The lobby of the College Center will be open if your family member needs to move inside to the air conditioning. Please feel free to call on the student ushers for assistance.

Refreshments: Coffee and water will be available from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. The ceremony begins at 9:30 a.m.

Restrooms: Restrooms are available in the A. Boyd Campbell College Center and in Sullivan-Harrell Hall.

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Photos

Each graduate will be photographed as he or she receives the diploma by the staff of Professional Images Photography. No appointment is necessary. Free proofs and an order form will be mailed to you from Professional Images. The Alumni Relations Office is not directly responsible for photographs. The Alumni Office provides labels to the photographer with the graduate's address. If you have questions about your photos, email proimages78@yahoo.com or call 601.540.7634. Please allow 4–6 weeks for delivery.

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Videos

The Millsaps Office of Communications is happy to offer DVDs of this year's Commencement ceremonies at cost to the friends and relatives of our graduates. To order a DVD, simply send a check for $15 to the following address:

Office of Communications
Millsaps College
1701 North State Street
Jackson, MS 39210-0001

Orders will be taken until July 1. Please allow 4–6 weeks for delivery. Thank you for your order, and congratulations to the graduate in your family!

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Hotels

$ = $100 or less 
$$ = $100-$150 
$$$ = $150 or more 

Downtown Area:

Cabot Lodge Millsaps ($) 
2375 N. State Street
Jackson, MS 39202
601.948.8650
1.800.874.4737
Distance to Millsaps: 0.2 miles 
http://www.cabotlodgemillsaps.com/
**Be sure to mention you are visiting Millsaps College for special rates based on availability 

Jackson Marriott ($$)
200 East Amite Street 
Jackson, MS 39210
601.969.5100
Distance to Millsaps: 2.0 miles 
http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/janmc-jakcosn-marriott

Hilton Garden Inn at the King Edward ($$) 
235 West Capitol Street 
Jackson, MS 39210
601.353.5464
http://www.kingedwardhoteljackson.com

North Jackson/Madison County:

Hilton Jackson ($$) 
1001 East County Line Road
Ridgeland, MS 39157
601.957.2800
Distance to Millsaps: 6.8 miles 
http://www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/mississippi/hilton-jackson-JANJHHF/index.html

Embassy Suites ($$$)
200 Township Place
Ridgeland, MS 39157
601.607.7112
Distance to Millsaps: 9.9 miles 
http://embassysuites3.hilton.com/en/hotels/mississippi/embassy-suites-jackson-north-ridgeland-JANRGES/index.html

Hilton Garden Inn ($$$) 
320 New Mannsdale Road 
Madison, MS 39110
601.420.0442
Distance to Millsaps: 12.1 miles 
http://hiltongardeninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/mississippi/hilton-garden-inn-jackson-madison-JANMHGI/index.html

Bed and Breakfasts:

Fairview Inn ($$$)
734 Fairview St.
Jackson, MS 39202
601.948.3429
Distance to Millsaps: 0.2 miles 
http://www.fairviewinn.com/
**Be sure to mention you are visiting Millsaps College for special rates based on availability

Old Capitol Inn ($$)
226 North State Street
Jackson, MS 39201
601.359.9000
Distance to Millsaps: 1.5 miles 
http://www.oldcapitolinn.com/

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Restaurants

In addition to the restaurants listed below, numerous food options are located in the Fondren neighborhood, on State Street, High Street, and Lakeland Drive.

Aladdin Mediterranean
730 Lakeland Dr., 601.366.6033
Aladdin Mediterranean Grill, is a distinctly charismatic and casual elegant dining destination. For a taste of the Mediterranean, head to this small but kitschy restaurant and see what the fuss is all about. This restaurant brings together delicious authentic dishes, made from scratch, and a fusion of culture and cuisine that is a feast for your eyes, as well as your palate. 

Babalu: Website
622 Duling Ave., Jackson, 601.366.5757 
Babalu serves authentic, gourmet tacos and Spanish style tapas with a southern twist. There is also a full service bar, with a long list of specialty drinks and tequilas, and a beautiful outdoor dining area on their patio. Open for lunch and dinner, seven days a week.

BRAVO! Italian Restaurant & Bar: Website
I-55 N. & Northside Dr., Highland Village Shopping Center, 601.982.8111 
Traditional regional Italian cuisine mixed with the flavors and cooking techniques of the new world. Popular cocktail lounge. BRAVO! has been consistently voted one of Jackson's best restaurants and has received the WineSpectator Award of Excellence every year since 1997. Brunch served Sat. & Sun. from 11:30am - 5:00pm

Broad Street Baking Company & Cafe: Website
I-55 N., Banner Hall, 601.362.2900 
Breakfast, lunch & dinner, seven days a week. Artisan breads, European pastries, gourmet sandwiches, creative salads, quiche, soups, pasta, and pizzas. Self-service; affordable prices.

La Cazuela 
1401 E. Fortification St., 601.353.3014 
Mexican dishes, margaritas, and more. Open seven days a week for lunch and dinner. 

Char: Website
4500 I-55 N., Highland Village Shopping Center, 601.956.9562 
Upscale restaurant serving delicious steaks, chops, and seafood. Jazz brunch is offered on Sundays. 

The Elite 
141 E. Capitol St., 601.352.5606 
Homestyle cooking; standard dinner fare includes fresh fish, Greek favorites, and Mexican dishes.

Keifer's
Poplar Blvd., 601.355.6825
Greek cuisine in a charming casual setting. Gyros, wrap sandwiches, salads, plus traditional Greek fare. 

Mayflower Restaurant 
123 W. Capitol St., 601.355.4122 
Fresh seafood, steaks, and pasta dishes; bring your own bottle of wine. Oldest family restaurant in Jackson. 

Pizza Shack
925 E. Fortification St.
Between Kat's Wine Cellar and Fenian's Irish Pub, 601.352.2001 
Choose one of the specialty pizzas or build your own. Other options include salads, deli sandwiches, and subs. Italian sodas and imported and domestic beers are also available.

Rooster's
2906 N. State St., 601.982.2001
Diner in Fondren that has great burgers, fries, fried chicken, and more! Bring an appetite!

Sal & Mookie's New York Pizza & Ice Cream Joint: Website
565 Taylor St., 601.368.1919 
Opened in spring 2007, this family-friendly New York-style pizzeria serves pizza by-the-slice during lunch and features a full bar and "scoop shop" with gourmet but inexpensive ice cream. An open kitchen with ledge and handles lets kids watch the pizza-making process! Jackson's newest hangout for the whole family. 

Saltine: Website
5622 Duling Ave., Ste. 201, 601.982.2899
A modern take on oysters and Southern favorites! Open seven days a week.

Thai House 
2665 I-55 S., 601.373.8154 
Jackson's only Thai restaurant serving delicious specialties including pad thai, curries, paprika shrimp, pom kha, and cashew chicken. The new, central location features traditional woodwork furniture and beautiful artwork. Speciality and Asian beers. Bring your own wine. 

Tico's Steak House
1536 E. County Line Rd., 601.956.1030
This restaurant has been serving mouthwatering steaks and varied seafood for the past two decades. Tico's provides a get-away-from-it-all feel as you walk in the doors. Relax at the full bar and enjoy.

Walker's Drive-In: Website
3016 N. State St., 601.982.2633 
One of Jackson's coolest dining locations, this vintage 1950s diner serves eclectic new Southern cuisine. Menus change seasonally, but the Redfish Anna with lump crab meat is a popular staple. Large wine list.

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