Schedule subject to change
Thursday, May 17
Class of 1968 Reception Honoring Class of 2018
Outside of Mary Woolley Hall (Rain location: Chapin Auditorium)
Friday, May 18
Alumni Welcoming Ceremony
Saturday, May 19
While the band plays, Loyalty Classes lead the parade, followed by alumnae classes, alumnae relatives, certificate and graduate students, and seniors carrying the Laurel Chain. Please begin lining up no later than 8:15 am and don’t forget your white clothes! Rain or shine.
Abbey/Buckland Circle (Seniors, front of Mary E. Woolley Hall)
Laurel Chain Ceremony
With senior class, Acting President Sonya Stephens and Alumnae Association President Marcia Brumit Kropf '67
Mary Lyon’s Grave
10.30 a.m.–12.30 p.m.
See page the Department At-Homes page for times and locations.
9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Botanic Garden Plant Sale
Plants from the gardens and greenhouse are available with proceeds to benefit the Botanic Garden.
Botanic Garden/Talcott Greenhouse
Athletics Tag Sale
Streeter Lounge, Gymnasium, Kendall Sports and Dance Complex
Curator-led tours of the Mount Holyoke College Art Museum
Join curators Aaron Miller, Ellen Alvord ’89, Hannah Blunt, and Kendra Weisbin for a behind-the-scenes look at special exhibitions and teaching with art programs.
Art Building, Meet in Hinchcliff Reception Hall, First Floor
Dance Department Commencement Concert
Concert in the Studio Theatre; reception to follow in Streeter Lounge
Kendall Sports and Dance Complex
Art Museum Open House
Visit the museum to see current special exhibitions and the diverse permanent collection. Enjoy refreshments and conversation with museum staff.
Art Building, Hinchcliff Reception Hall, First Floor
Tour of Library, Information, and Technology Services
Tour will begin from the atrium of the library and will finish within the hour.
Lyon’s Pride Reception
For LBTIQ alumnae, seniors, and guests
Jeannette Marks House, 5 Faculty Lane
Talcott Greenhouse Tour and Reception
Take a tour with Talcott Greenhouse staff from 3 - 3:30 pm and then stay for an informal reception with light refreshments.
Alumnae Women of Color Reception
For alumnae, seniors, families, and guests
Betty Shabazz Cultural Center, 2 Dunlap Place
Catholic Baccalaureate Mass
Join Sr. Annette McDermott, Catholic chaplain to the College, for this afternoon's Mass.
Abbey Memorial Chapel
Sunday, May 20
Seating begins for ticket holders.
Richard Glenn Gettell Amphitheater (Dangerous weather plan: Kendall Field House)
Senior and Graduate Student Lineup for Commencement (we march to amphitheater promptly at 10:00 a.m.)
Howard Gymnasium (rain or shine)
One Hundred Eightieth Commencement
Tickets required for amphitheater (or, in case of dangerous weather, Kendall Field House) seating. Closed-circuit telecast to Hooker Auditorium and Blanchard Café (open seating).
Richard Glenn Gettell Amphitheater; Kendall Field House if threatening weather
Celebratory Commencement Reception for seniors, graduate students, families, and guests (no tickets required)