Commencement Weekend 2019 Highlights

Friday, May 24

Throughout the Day:

Commencement Information Table Open in the David Saul Smith Union
Annual Meeting of Phi Beta Kappa
Academic and Departmental Open Houses (11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.)
Museum and Library Tours
Special events with Honorary Degree Recipients (1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.)

4:30 p.m. 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 features remarks by President Clayton Rose, a speech by a graduating senior, and a keynote address by one of our honorary degree recipients.

Down East Lobster Bake


5:30 p.m.  A Down East Lobster Bake,
for graduating seniors, their families and guests, faculty, and staff. Buffet service in a tent adjacent to Farley Field House (next to Watson Arena); seating in Farley. Entrance on Coffin Street. Meal tickets required.


Saturday, May 25

9:20 a.m.  Commencement Processional March begins.

10:00 a.m.  214th Commencement Exercises. The Commencement ceremony will be held outside on the quad in front of the Bowdoin College Museum of Art, except in the case of severe weather. If it’s raining, bring an umbrella and other rain gear. No tickets are necessary for the outdoor ceremony, and you may bring as many guests as you wish. In the event of severe weather, the ceremony will be held in the Sidney J. Watson Arena. For information regarding notification, and details for an indoor ceremony, go to the Commencement FAQ page.

12:00 p.m.  Commencement Luncheon. For members of the class of 2019, their families and guests, alumni, faculty, and staff. Buffet service in a tent adjacent to Farley Field House; seating in Farley. Entrance on Coffin Street. Meal tickets required.

 

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