Commencement

Congratulations, Class of 2017!

Looking to remember the day? See the Daily Shot or check out the Commencement 2017 pages with speeches by Tala Nashawati ’17Hillary Rodham Clinton ’69, and President Paula A. Johnson.

Full Schedule of Commencement events for the Green Class of 2017

This schedule is subject to change with the exception of Commencement Exercises.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

10:30 a.m. Senior Class Brunch (seniors only)
Houghton Chapel Lawn Tent, sponsored by the Alumnae Association

10:30 a.m. Senior Class Family Brunch (families and guests only)
Houghton Chapel Multifaith Center, sponsored by the Office of Parent & Family Programs
Registration is now FULL.  Please email parents@wellesley.edu to have your name added to the waitlist. 

2:00 p.m. Commencement Rehearsal (seniors only, attendance is required).
Severance Green Tent

Thursday, May 25, 2017

9:30‐10:30 a.m. ROTC Commissioning Ceremony
Hay Outdoor Theatre

10:30‐11:45 a.m. Sigma Xi Initiation (seniors and guests)
Science Center, Room 277

Noon‐1:30 p.m. Picnic Lunch (seniors and guests; advanced tickets required)
Tower Courtyard and Dining Hall
Purchase tickets here

1:15 p.m.‐1:30 p.m. Senior Class Picture (seniors)
Severance Green Hill

2:00 p.m. Baccalaureate Celebration (one guest ticket per senior)
Houghton Chapel and Multifaith Center and adjacent Lawn Tent

3:45‐4:45 p.m.  Reception following Baccalaureate (seniors and guests) 
Lulu Chow Wang Campus Center

4:30 p.m. Legacy Photograph 
Hay Outdoor Theatre

5:00 p.m. Phi Beta Kappa Initiation (seniors and guests)
Jewett Auditorium

8:00 p.m. Baccalaureate Concert (seniors and guests)
Houghton Chapel and Multifaith Center

Friday, May 26, 2017  (Commencement Day)

9:30 a.m. Procession Formation (seniors and faculty)
Seniors - Academic Quad,  alphabetically
Faculty - Outside of Founders Hall, on Jewett Road

10:30 a.m. Commencement Exercises (also live streamed)
Severance Green Tent

1:15‐3:30 p.m.* Complimentary Light Lunch & Reception (seniors and guests)
Chapel Lawn Tent, *Following Commencement

1:00 - 2:15 p.m. Diploma Pick-Up (seniors only)
Clapp Library