We enjoyed a full schedule of events for the purple Class of 2014 Commencement.

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

Wednesday, May 28

12:00 p.m. Senior Class Luncheon (seniors only)
Houghton Chapel lawn tent
Sponsored by the Alumnae Association

2:00 p.m. Commencement Rehearsal (seniors only, attendance is required; no guests please)
Severance Green lawn tent

Thursday, May 29

10:30‐11:45 a.m. Sigma Xi Initiation (seniors and guests)
Science Center 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 adjacent Chapel lawn tent

3:45‐5:00 p.m.* President’s Reception (seniors and guests)
Lulu Chow Wang Campus Center
*Following Baccalaureate Celebration

5:15 p.m. Phi Beta Kappa Initiation (seniors and guests)
Jewett Auditorium

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



Friday, May 30  (Commencement Day)

7:00‐9:00 a.m. Breakfast (seniors)
Bates, Pomeroy, and Tower dining halls

9:15 a.m. Senior Class Picture (seniors)
Severance Green Hill

9:45 a.m. Procession Formation (seniors and faculty)
Seniors – Academic Quad
Faculty ‐ outside Founders Hall on Jewett Road

10:30 a.m. Commencement Exercises
Severance Green lawn tent

1:15‐3:30 p.m.* Complimentary Light Lunch & Reception (seniors and guests)
Houghton Chapel lawn tent
*Following Commencement

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


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