Commencement Weekend Schedule - May 2016

Saturday, May 14, 2016

9:00 am
Alumnae Parade
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)

9:45 am
Laurel Chain Ceremony
With senior class, President Lynn Pasquerella ’80 and Alumnae Association President Marcia Brumit Kropf '67
Mary Lyon’s Grave

11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Old-fashioned Community Picnic
For alumnae, seniors, graduate students, families, and guests (prepaid reservations required for non-seniors)
Skinner Green Tent

2:00 – 4:30 pm
Department At-Homes
See page the Department At-Homes  page for times and locations.

5:30 – 7:00 pm
Dinner under the Stars
Baccalaureate buffet dinner for seniors and guests (prepaid reservations required for non-seniors)
Skinner Green Tent

9:00 pm
Speakers selected by seniors will address the graduating class. Music by the Baccalaureate Choir.
Abbey Memorial Chapel (Seniors only in the chapel)

10:30 pm
Canoe Sing
Lower Lake

Sunday, May 15, 2016

9:00 am
Commencement Seating
Seating begins for ticket holders.
Richard Glenn Gettell Amphitheater (Rain plan: Kendall Field House)

9:30 am
Senior and Graduate Student Lineup for Commencement   (we march to amphitheater promptly at 10:00am)
Howard Gymnasium (rain or shine)

10:30 am
One Hundred Seventy-Ninth Commencement  
Tickets required for amphitheater seating. Closed-circuit telecast will be made available (open seating).
Richard Glenn Gettell Amphitheater, rain or shine;  Kendall Field House in the event of dangerous weather

12:30 – 2:00 pm
Celebratory Commencement Reception for seniors, graduate students, families, and guests (no tickets required)
Skinner Green