Commencement Weekend Highlights

Friday, May 27, 2016

Throughout the Day
Commencement Welcome Table open in the Smith Union for up-to-date information and questions
Annual Meeting of Phi Beta Kappa
Academic and Departmental Open Houses (11:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.)
Museum and Library Tours and Exhibits
Special Events with Honorary Degree Recipients (1:00-4:00 p.m.)

4:30 p.m. Baccalaureate Ceremony
The Baccalaureate Ceremony, held in Watson Arena, marks the official close of the academic year and the coming together of graduates and their families. It includes music, a speech by a graduating senior, and a keynote address by one of the honorary degree recipients. Ample parking is available at the arena.

Down East Lobster Bake

5:30 p.m. Down East Lobster Bake
Immediately following Baccalaureate, join us for the Down East Lobster Bake located in the tent adjacent to Farley Field House (next to Watson Arena). Seating is available indoors. Meal tickets are required.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

9:05 a.m.
Alumni meet in front of the Chapel to form parade. Faculty meet in front of Hubbard Hall.

10:00 a.m. 211th Commencement Exercises
Commencement will take place outdoors on the Terrace of the Walker Art Building. No tickets required. You may bring as many guests as you wish.

Noon. Commencement Luncheon
For graduates and their families, alumni, faculty, staff, and guests. The luncheon will be held at Farley Field House. Meal tickets are required.  Note: Shuttle buses are available to transport guests from the Commencement Exercises to the luncheon; buses pick up in front of Moulton Union. Golf carts are also available; golf carts pick up in front of the Chapel.