Commencement

Looking to remember the day from Commencement 2017? 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.

Preliminary Schedule of Commencement events for the Class of 2018

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

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

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 Link will open in April. 

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

Thursday, May 31, 2018

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

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, June 1, 2018  (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 (seating opens at 8:30 a.m.)(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