Full schedule of Commencement events for the red Class of 2016

This schedule is subject to change with the exception of Commencement Exercises.

Wednesday, May 25

12:00 p.m. Senior Class Luncheon (seniors only)
Houghton Chapel Lawn Tent, sponsored by the Alumnae Association

12:00 p.m. Senior Class Family Luncheon (families and guests only)
Houghton Chapel Multifaith Center, sponsored by the Office of Parent & Family Programs

2:00 p.m. Commencement Rehearsal (seniors only, attendance is required).
Academic Quad Lawn

Thursday, May 26

10:30‐11:45 a.m. Sigma Xi Initiation (seniors and guests)
Science Center, Room 277

Noon‐1:30 p.m. Picnic Lunch (seniors and guests; advanced tickets required)
Tower Courtyard and Dining Hall

2:00 p.m. Baccalaureate Celebration (one guest ticket per senior)
Houghton Chapel and Multifaith Center and adjacent Lawn Tent

3:45‐4:45 p.m.* President’s Reception (seniors and guests)
Lulu Chow Wang Campus Center, *following Baccalaureate Celebration

5:00 p.m. Phi Beta Kappa Initiation (seniors and guests)
Jewett Auditorium

8:00 p.m. Baccalaureate Concert (seniors and guests)
Houghton Chapel and Multifaith Center

Friday, May 27  (Commencement Day)

9:15 a.m. Senior Class Picture (seniors)
Severance Green Hill
Available for purchase from Panfoto

9:45 a.m. Procession Formation (seniors and faculty)
Seniors - Severance Green pathways,  alphabetically
Faculty - Outside of Founders Hall, on Jewett Road

10:30 a.m. Commencement Exercises (also live streamed)
Academic Quad Lawn

1:15‐3:30 p.m.* Complimentary Light Lunch & Reception (seniors and guests)
Chapel Lawn Tent, *Following Commencement

1:00 - 2:15 p.m. Diploma Pick-Up (seniors only)
Clapp Library