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Ivy Exercises

Members of the Senior Class plant ivy, read the Class Poem and the Class History, perform music, and sing the College Song. The Dean of the College announces dozens of individual student awards. The George Olmsted Jr. Class of 1924 Prize for Excellence in Secondary School Teaching is awarded… Continue reading »


5:00 – 6:15 p.m., Saturday, Chapin Hall Procession kicks off at 4:40 pm. The word Baccalaureate refers not only to the degree that will be conferred at Commencement Exercises upon the graduating class, but also to an occasion of prayerful reflection expressing gratitude for the privilege of… Continue reading »


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… Continue reading »

President’s Reception

Noon – 1:30 p.m., Sunday, June 4, 2017, on Chapin Hall Lawn 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. Continue reading »