Commencement Weekend Schedule

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Friday, May 31, 2024

1:00 p.m. Jumuah and Muslim Prayer, Muslim Prayer Room, Thompson Memorial Chapel lower level. All are welcome.

9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Graduate Program in the History of Art Symposium
Manton Research Center Auditorium, Clark Art Institute

Saturday, June 1, 2024 – Class Day

8:30-9:30 a.m. Phi Beta Kappa Induction, MainStage, ’62 Center for Theatre and Dance

10:00-10:45 a.m. Sigma Xi Induction, MainStage, ’62 Center for Theatre and Dance

11:00 a.m.-12 p.m. Senior Class Day Recital, Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall

11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Senior Athlete RecognitionMainStage, ’62 Center for Theatre and Dance

1:10-2:45 p.m. Ivy ExercisesWilliams Quad
Rain location: MainStage, ’62 Center for Theatre and Dance. Seating is limited. Guests are invited to view the live stream of indoor Ivy Exercises from the Weston Hall Presentation Room and the Paresky Auditorium. 

5:00-6:15 p.m. Baccalaureate Service, Chapin Hall (Ticketed event). Procession steps off at 4:40 p.m.
Baccalaureate Speaker: Siddhartha Mukherjee, pioneering physician, oncologist, and author
Simulcast venues: Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall and Presser Choral Room in Bernhard Music Center.

Sunday, June 2, 2024 – Commencement Day

8:00 a.m. Catholic Mass, Upper Sanctuary of Thompson Memorial Chapel. Mass will be celebrated by Rev. John Mulreany, S.J. (Williams ’91). All are welcome.

8:00 a.m. Commencement Venue opens to visitors, Williams Quad

9:30 a.m. Commencement Procession, First Year Quad

10:00 a.m.-12:15 p.mCommencement Exercises, Williams Quad
Commencement Speaker: Lonnie Bunch, Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution

A live stream will be available on the Commencement landing page beginning 9:45 am on Sunday, June 2.

12:15 – 1:30 p.m.  President’s Reception, Chapin Hall Lawn

Note: Commencement will be outdoors even if there is light to moderate rain. A live stream will be available in Chapin Hall, if you prefer to view the ceremony indoors.  No tickets required.

Indoor Commencement: In the event of extreme or dangerous weather, we will move the Commencement ceremony to the Lansing Chapman Ice Rink. Tickets will be required for entrance. The ceremony will be live-streamed and can be viewed at the ’62 Center for Theatre and Dance (no tickets needed) or off campus.

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