Full Schedule of Commencement events for the Green Class of 2017

The Commencement ceremony is exclusively a Wellesley community event. Others are invited to watch the event live stream.

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

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

10:30 a.m. Senior Class Brunch (seniors only)
Houghton Chapel Lawn Tent, sponsored by the Alumnae Association

10:30 a.m. Senior Class Family Brunch (families and guests only)
Houghton Chapel Multifaith Center, sponsored by the Office of Parent & Family Programs
Registration is now FULL.  Please email parents@wellesley.edu to have your name added to the waitlist. 

2:00 p.m. Commencement Rehearsal (seniors only, attendance is required).
Severance Green Tent

Thursday, May 25, 2017

9:30‐10:30 a.m. ROTC Commissioning Ceremony
Hay Outdoor Theatre

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
Purchase tickets here

1:15 p.m.‐1:30 p.m. Senior Class Picture (seniors)
Severance Green Hill

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.  Reception following Baccalaureate (seniors and guests) 
Lulu Chow Wang Campus Center

4:30 p.m. Legacy Photograph 
Hay Outdoor Theatre

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 26, 2017  (Commencement Day)

9:30 a.m. Procession Formation (seniors and faculty)
Seniors - Academic Quad,  alphabetically
Faculty - Outside of Founders Hall, on Jewett Road

10:30 a.m. Commencement Exercises (also live streamed)
Severance Green Tent

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