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Commencement

May 8-9, 2015

Friday, May 8, at 6 p.m.
Baccalaureate, Galloway United Methodist Church

Saturday, May 9, at 9:30 a.m.
Commencement, the Bowl on the Millsaps College Campus, Campus Map

Attention Graduating Seniors!

Get more information on:
Photos | Videos | Special Needs Campus Access | Hotels | Places to Eat

    

Special Needs Campus Access

Commencement - Handicapped ParkingWe 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, soft drinks, and water will be available for purchase 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, e-mail 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 Millsapas: 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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Places to Eat

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, 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.
Directions: Turn left onto North State Street toward Euclid Ave. Stay straight to go onto Old Canton Rd. then turn right onto Lakeland Drive and then turn left into 730 Lakeland Dr.

Basil's
Reasonable pricing for excellent food! They serve Italian food, salads, seafood, and more! Do not forget to get a cup of their famous Tomato Soup and end the night with their homemade desserts. Both locations serve the same lunch menu; however, the Belhaven location also serves dinner.
- Belhaven- 904 E. Fortification St, 601-352-2002
Directions: Turn right on N. State ST going towards Oakwood and then turn left on Fortification St. 904 E. Fortification will be on the left hand side.
- Fondren-2906 N. State St, 601-982-2100
Directions: Turn left onto State Street and continue north. Veer left at the Old Canton Road fork. Continue north on State Street. Basil's is on the right-hand side of the street.

BRAVO! Italian Restaurant & Bar: Website
I-55 N. & Northside Drive, Highland Village Shopping Center, 601-982-8111
Traditional regional Italian cuisine mixed with the flavors & 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 11:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Directions: Turn left onto State Street. Make a right onto Woodrow Wilson. Merge onto I-55 going north. From I-55, take Exit 99 and continue right at the fork in the ramp. Take the first left into the first entrance into Highland Village, just past the new construction (Newk's). BRAVO! is the first restaurant located on the upper level.

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.
Directions: Turn left onto State Street. Make a right onto Woodrow Wilson. Merge onto I-55 going north. From I-55, take the Northside exit. At the light, turn left and loop under the overpass. Continue straight onto the Frontage Road, and turn right into the Banner Hall parking lot.

La Cazuela
1401 E. Fortification St., 601-353-3014
Mexican dishes, margaritas, and more. Open seven days a week for lunch and dinner.
Directions: Turn right onto State Street and travel south. Turn left onto Fortification St. La Cazuela is on the right-hand side, near I-55.

Char: Website
4500 I-55 North, Highland Village Shopping Center, 601-956-9562
Upscale restaurant serving delicious steaks, chops, and seafood. Jazz brunch is offered on Sundays.
Directions: Turn left onto State Street. Make a right onto Woodrow Wilson. Merge onto I-55 going north. From I-55, take the Meadowbrook exit. Veer onto ramp toward Northside Drive East. Continue north on Frontage Road. Turn right into the Char parking lot in Highland Village.

Cherokee Inn
1410 Old Square Road, 601-362-6388
Burgers, plate lunches, cold beer, and a game room. A Jackson staple.
Directions: Turn left onto State Street. Make a right onto Woodrow Wilson. Merge onto I-55 going north. From I-55 take the Northside exit and continue straight on the Frontage Road. Turn right on Old Square Road. Cherokee is on the left side of the street.

The Elite
141 East Capitol Street, 601-352-5606
Homestyle cooking; standard dinner fare includes fresh fish, Greek favorites, and Mexican dishes.
Directions: Turn right onto State Street and travel south. Turn right onto Amite Street. Continue west down Amite Street. Turn left onto Roach Street, then turn left onto Capitol St. The Elite is on the right side of the street across from the McCoy Federal Building.

Julep: Website
I-55 North at Northside Drive, Highland Village Shopping Center, 601-362-1411
Eclectic Southern fusion cuisine. One of Jackson's hippest fine dining locations.
Directions: Turn left onto State Street. Make a right onto Woodrow Wilson. Merge onto I-55 going north. From I-55, take the Northside exit. At the light, turn right, and then make a quick right into the Julep parking lot in Highland Village Shopping Center (former Old Tyme Deli location).

Keifer's
Poplar Boulevard, 601-355-6825
Greek cuisine in a charming casual setting. Gyros, wrap sandwiches, salads, plus traditional Greek fare.
Directions: Turn right onto State Street and travel south. Turn left onto Poplar Ave., just past the BP Station. Kiefer's is located on the left-hand side of Poplar.

Mayflower Restaurant
123 West Capitol Street, 601-355-4122
Fresh seafood, steaks, and pasta dishes; bring your own bottle of wine. Oldest family restaurant in Jackson.
Directions: Turn right onto State Street and travel south. Turn right onto Amite Street. Continue west down Amite Street. Turn left onto Roach Street, then left onto Capitol St. The Mayflower is on the right side of the street at the corner of Capitol and Roach, with parking available around the back.

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.

Directions:
Turn right onto State Street and continue south for one-half mile. Pizza Shack is on the left-hand side of the street across from Baptist Medical Center.

Que Sera Sera: Website
2801 N. State St., 601-981-2520
Jackson's choice for Creole cuisine. Live music on heated patio. Extensive martini menu. French Quarter Brunch served Sat-Sun 11-4.
Directions: Turn left onto State Street and continue north. Veer left at the Old Canton Road fork. Continue north on State Street. Que Sera is on the left-hand side of the street.

Rooster's
2906 N. State St., 601-982-2001
Diner in Fondren that has great burgers, fries, fried chicken, and more! Bring an appetite!
Directions: Turn left onto State Street and continue north. Veer left at the Old Canton Road fork. Continue north on State Street. Rooster's is on the right-hand side of the street.

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.
Directions: Turn left onto State Street and travel north. Veer left at the Old Canton Road fork. Continue north on State Street. Turn left onto Taylor Street. Sal & Mookie's is on the left-hand side of the street in a mustard-yellow building.

Thai House
2665 I-55 South, 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.
Directions: Turn left onto State Street. Make a right onto Woodrow Wilson. Merge onto I-55 going north. From I-55 take the Northside exit. Continue straight on the Frontage Road. Turn right onto Old Square Rd. The restaurant is located on the right-hand side of the street across from the Cherokee Inn, in the old Moe's location. The bright red Thai House sign is visible from the frontage road.

Tico's Steak House
1536 E County Line Road, 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.
Directions: Turn left onto North State Street toward Euclid Ave then turn right onto E Woodrow Wilson Ave/ E Woodrow Wilson Dr. Merge onto I-55 N toward Grenada /Memphis and then take exit 103 toward County Line Rd/ Ridgeland. Take a slight left on W Frontage Rd and then take a slight right onto E County Line Rd. Look on the left hand side for 1536 E County Line Rd.

Underground 119
119 S. President St., 601-352-2322
Jackson's after-hours bar with appetizers to satisfy anyone's hunger. Let the subterranean fun begin.
Directions: Turn right on N. State St. going toward Oakwood St. Then turn onto E. Pearl St. and then take a right onto S. President St. and 119 S. President St. will be on the left

Walker's Drive-In: Website
3016 North 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.
Directions: Turn left onto State Street and continue north. Veer left at the Old Canton Road fork and continue north on State Street. Walker's is on the right-hand side of the street between the Fondren Corner building and Duling Avenue.

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