Commencement begins with a formal academic procession at 9:30 am. During the ceremonies, three members of the Senior Class give brief speeches, honorary degrees are awarded, and an honorary degree recipient gives the Commencement Address. This year’s speaker is Michael R. Bloomberg. Finally the College President awards each senior his or her diploma. No tickets are necessary for outdoor Commencement on West College Lawn.

In case of heavy rain or threat of lightning, the Chapel Bells will toll at 9 a.m. Sunday signaling that the ceremony will move to Lansing-Chapman Hockey Rink for indoor Commencement. Tickets are required for admission to Lansing-Chapman. Additional seating will be available on a first come basis in Chandler Gymnasium.

9:30 am Procession
10:00 am Commencement Ceremony
12:00 pm President’s Lunch Reception on Chapin Lawn