Saturday, May 18 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Phi Beta Kappa Initiation Memorial Chapel
In recognition of outstanding scholarly achievement, selected seniors are inducted into the nation’s oldest and most prestigious academic honor society. 11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Senior Awards Convocation Memorial Chapel 12:30 – 2:00 p.m.
Lunch in the village
Explore the village of Hamilton for lunch and support our local restaurants
. 2:30 p.m. Baccalaureate Service Memorial Chapel (Overflow seating in 105 Lawrence)
Our baccalaureate speaker will be the Very Reverend Dr. Jane Shaw, dean of Grace Cathedral in San Francisco. Prior to her move to San Francisco in 2010, Shaw served as dean of divinity and fellow of New College, University of Oxford, and taught history and theology at Oxford for 16 years. She is the author of three books, including the prize-winning Octavia, Daughter of God: The Story of a Female Messiah. She is also currently a visiting scholar at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University. 4:30 p.m.
Catholic Mass Memorial Chapel Evening Entertainment
Limited seating. Admission is on a first-come, first-served basis. 7:30 p.m. Musical performances
9:00 p.m. Torchlight Ceremony Academic Quad
- Colgate Thirteen and Swinging 'Gates, Memorial Chapel
- Dischords, Love Auditorium
- Mantiphondrakes, Golden Auditorium
- Resolutions, Brehmer Theater
Seniors gather on the Quad for a torchlight march.
Sunday, May 19 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Concession stand Andy Kerr Stadium
Water, coffee, tea, and breakfast pastries available for purchase. 9:30 a.m.
Formation of academic procession Reid Athletic Center 10:30 a.m. Commencement Sanford Field House (Overflow seating in Golden Auditorium) Immediately following the ceremony, a reception will be held for graduates, families, and faculty.
*Time and locations subject to change