Commencement 2019

The 230th Commencement at Williams College

On Sunday, June 2, 2019, President Maud S. Mandel will confer bachelor’s degrees on this year’s graduating seniors and award master’s degrees to students in the Program in the History of Art and fellows from the Center for Development Economics. Congratulations to all the graduates and their families!

In order to help you plan ahead, here are the dates and times of the four major Commencement 2019 events:

Ivy Exercises, Saturday, June 1, 1:10 p.m.

Baccalaureate, Saturday, June 1, 5:00 p.m.

Commencement, Sunday, June 2, 10:00 a.m. – Commencement Venue (Library Quad)
opens to visitors at 8:00 am, procession begins at 9:30 a.m.

President’s Reception, Sunday, June 2, 12:15 p.m.

Graduates and their families will receive a detailed schedule of the weekend’s program in March. For commencement questions, please contact the Office of Commencement and Academic Events by email or by phone at 413-597-2347.


Jay Thoman
College Marshal and J. Hodge Markgraf Professor of Chemistry