Dear Williams Families and Guests,
It is my pleasure to invite you to attend the 234th Commencement of Williams College to celebrate the accomplishments of your student. My colleagues and I would like to extend our congratulations to you as well.
We also warmly welcome seniors completing their degree requirements after June 2023, as well as those who completed theirs in December 2022, to join in all Commencement celebrations.
In order to help you plan ahead, here are the dates and times of the four major events:
Ivy Exercises, Saturday, June 3, 1:10 p.m.
Baccalaureate, Saturday, June 3, 5:00 p.m.
Commencement, Sunday, June 4, 10:00 a.m. (procession at 9:30 a.m.)
President’s Reception, Sunday, June 4, 12:15 p.m.
Below you’ll find Commencement at a Glance, which provides an overview of the weekend. As events develop, we will post updated information on our website: commencement.williams.edu.
If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact the
Commencement Office at: 413-597-2347, or email us at:
We look forward to seeing you at Commencement!
College Marshal and William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Chemistry Department of Chemistry
Two Hundred and Thirty-Fourth Commencement
at Williams College, June 3-4, 2023
Class Day: Saturday, June 3
8:30 a.m. Phi Beta Kappa Induction ’62 CTD, MainStage
10 a.m. Sigma Xi Induction ’62 CTD, MainStage
11 a.m. Senior Class Day Recital Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall
11:30 a.m. Senior Athlete Recognition ’62 CTD, MainStage
1:10 p.m. Ivy Exercises, Williams Quad
4:30–6 p.m. Art History Graduate Program Hooding Ceremony, Clark Art Institute
4:45 p.m. Baccalaureate Procession, Chapin Hall
5–6:15 p.m. Baccalaureate Service, Chapin Hall
Speaker: Sara J. Bloomfield
Commencement Day: Sunday, June 4
9:30 a.m. Commencement Procession
10 a.m. Commencement Exercises, Williams Quad
Speaker: Fred Krupp
Noon–1:30 p.m. President’s Reception, Chapin Lawn
Subject to change
Dining schedule is subject to change. Visit dining.williams.edu for the most up-to-date hours. Food is available for purchase in Lee Snack Bar or Whitmans’ Dining Hall, located in Paresky Center. On Sunday, continental breakfast can be purchased in Lee Snack Bar beginning at 8 a.m.
Lee Snack Bar: Monday–Saturday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Sunday, 8 a.m.– noon.
Whitmans’: Monday–Saturday, 11 a.m.–1 p.m. and
5 p.m.–7 p.m..
The most up-to-date information is available on the Athletics website.
“What Are They Thinking?” Exhibit featuring recent publications by Williams College Faculty in Social Sciences and Humanities. Sawyer Library Lobby.
Friday, June 2nd 8 a – 5 p, Saturday, June 3rd 9 a – 5 p, Sunday, June 4th 1 p – 5 p.
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS (Located in Sawyer Library)
“Women at Williams: The College’s Road to Coeducation” and other exhibits from Special Collections.
Friday, 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m. / Saturday, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. / Sunday, 1–4:30 p.m.
SCHOW SCIENCE LIBRARY, SCIENCE CENTER
“Proven and Published: Research by Science Professors.” Exhibit featuring recent publications.
Friday, June 2nd 8 a – 4:30 p, Saturday, June 3rd CLOSED,
Sunday, June 4th CLOSED
WILLIAMS COLLEGE MUSEUM OF ART
WCMA is free and open to all Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visit artmuseum.williams.edu.
“Across Shared Waters”: Contemporary Artists In Dialogue with Tibetan Art from the Jack Shear Collection
This exhibition presents works by contemporary artists of Himalayan heritage alongside traditional Tibetan Buddhist rolled paintings, or thangka, from the Jack Shear Collection, a juxtaposition that highlights the richness and diversity of Tibetan artistic expression and fosters greater understanding and appreciation of Himalayan histories and identities. Through July 16
“Rheingantz x Prendergast”
Brazilian artist Marina Rheingantz’s paintings explore nature and the built environment, both real and imagined. Rheingantz cites many influences, but for WCMA the most important is Maurice Brazil Prendergast. The museum has the largest holdings of Prendergast, and this exhibition places watercolors of Italy in dialogue with Rheingantz’s large-scale Vavale. (Ongoing.)
“Remixing the Hall”
Borrowing a term from DJ culture, “Remixing” describes WCMA curators’ process of selecting objects from the collection that highlight multivalent correspondences between form and meaning in art. (Ongoing.)
“Embodied Words”: Reading in Medieval Christian Visual Culture
Artworks from WCMA’s collection and manuscripts from the Chapin Library demonstrate the embodied nature of reading in Christian Europe from the twelfth through the sixteenth centuries. (Ongoing.)
CLARK ART INSTITUTE
Admission is $20 / free with Williams ID. Visit ClarkArt.edu for more information.
Tuesday–Sunday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Email: [email protected]
Commencement Office: 413-597-3539
Campus Safety and Security: 413-597-4444
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