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Friday, May 16

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Senior Class Day Luncheon

Whitnall Field
This event, sponsored by the Colgate Alumni Corporation, marks the beginning of graduation weekend. This year's speaker will be C. Bruce Morser '76, an illustrator/painter, a former president of the Alumni Corporation Board of Directors and is a current member of the Board of Trustees. Invitations are required and the dress is semiformal.

On-Campus Housing
Seniors are asked to pick up keys for families who have reserved on-campus housing Wednesday, May 12 - Friday, May 14 in the Office of Residential Education, Drake Hall between the hours of 8 a.m. - noon and 1 - 4 p.m.
 


Saturday, May 17

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
The Coop,
open for breakfast and lunch

11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Athletic Council Luncheon (seniors only)
For all intercollegiate athletes and families
Van Doren Field
Please RSVP to Michelle Reese by mail or call 315-228-7570 by May 10.

2:30 - 3:30 p.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.

3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Faculty Reception for seniors and graduate students and their guests
Tent on Whitnall Field
Refreshments will be served

5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Senior Supper
Curtiss Frank Dining Hall
Reservations are required but if space is available, tickets can be purchased at the door.

Evening Entertainment
Limited seating - tickets required. (Concert tickets will be distributed to seniors through the Dean of the College Office starting May 3.)

7:30 p.m.
Colgate Thirteen and Swinging 'Gates
Memorial Chapel

7:30 p.m.
Resolutions
Brehmer Theater

8:00 p.m.
The Dischords
Love Auditorium, Olin Hall

9:30 p.m.
Torchlight Ceremony
Memorial Chapel and Taylor Lake
A Colgate tradition with seniors marching with lighted torches to encircle Taylor Lake.
 


Sunday, May 18

7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
The Coop,
open for breakfast and lunch

8:00 a.m.
Catholic Mass
Memorial Chapel, refreshments available

9:30 a.m.
Baccalaureate Service
Memorial Chapel
This Commencement tradition will feature The Rev. John S. Mbiti, an Anglican priest from Kenya. Mbiti is a university professor on four continents, a preeminent African theologian, philosopher, author, and parish minister in Burgdorf.

10:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Brunch

Cotterell Court, Reid Center
Reservations are required but tickets can be purchased at the door if space is available.

12:45 p.m.
Formation of Academic Procession
By the tent near Payne Creek

1:30 p.m.
University Commencement
Taylor Lake area
This year's Commencement address will be given by Steve Burke '80, President of Comcast Cable, the country's leading cable and broadcast communications provider.

Immediately following the ceremony,
Ice Cream Social near the Oak Drive circle, behind the robing tent

Notes:
Name pronunciation should be reviewed in 112 McGregory prior to Wednesday of Commencement Weekend.

** In case of rain, it will be decided by 11 a.m. whether to move the ceremony indoors to Sanford Field House.
 


Future Commencement Dates

May 15, 2005

May 21, 2006

May 20, 2007

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