2016 Commencement


Commencement Schedule

Commencement Practice (required)
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 4 p.m.
Dana, Winter Theatre

Alumnae Senior Dinner (for seniors only)
Wednesday, May 11, 2016, 5 p.m.
Alumnae Garden

Senior Party (for seniors only)
Tuesday, May 10, 2016, 7 p.m.
President’s Home, Patio

Baccalaureate Vespers
Friday, May 13, 2016, 4:30 p.m.
Presser Hall, Gaines Chapel

Baccalaureate Vespers Reception
Friday, May 13, 2016, 5:30 p.m.
Front Lawn

Saturday, May 14, 2016, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Presser Quadrangle

Commencement Reception
Saturday, May 14, 2016, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Letitia Pate Evans Hall, Main Dining Room and Terrace

Commencement Location

The commencement ceremony will be held in the college’s traditional location on the Presser Quad, the area bounded by Presser, Buttrick and Campbell. A canopy will be placed over the platform—the brick courtyard between Presser and Buttrick. While we anticipate lovely weather, the outdoor ceremony will proceed in light rain or drizzle. We encourage graduates and guests to bring umbrellas in case of light rain. No tickets are needed for the outdoor ceremony.

In the event of severe weather conditions, the ceremony may be moved into Gaines Chapel. The decision to move to Gaines will be made by 6 a.m. on the day of the ceremony and announced by email. In the event that the ceremony is moved indoors, tickets will be required for entrance. Please note: Tickets are needed only in the event of severe weather.

Rain Ticket Information

Tickets will only be given to students who complete the Ringing the Bell Survey.