Commencement

faculty robes

Sunday
9:30 a.m., Commencement Procession to the Library Quad
10:00 a.m., Commencement Exercises
 on the Library Quad
12:00 p.m., President’s Reception Lunch on Chapin Lawn

Commencement begins with a formal academic procession. Three members of the Senior Class give brief speeches and honorary degrees are awarded. The College President awards a diploma to each senior.

No tickets are necessary for outdoor Commencement on the Library Quad. Because the outdoor seating faces east, guests will find hats, sunglasses, and a water bottle useful on a sunny morning.  Every effort will be made to hold the ceremony outdoors, even with a possibility of light rain. Guests should bring rain gear if the weather forecast includes rain.  You will be able to view a livestream of Commencement as well. Venues adjacent to the Library Quad will be open for simulcast if you prefer to view the ceremony indoors. No tickets required.

The President will honor degree recipients at a lunch reception on Sunday, immediately following Commencement. Graduates and their guests are cordially invited to attend. Formal invitations will not be issued.

Rain Plans: In the event of severe weather, we will activate the Commencement Rain Plan. Stay tuned for more information on this. Chapel bells will toll at 9am Sunday morning to signal indoor Commencement. Graduates and guests will also be notified by email.