Schedule of Events

Schedule of Events

Future Commencement Dates
May 18, 2008
May 17, 2009
May 16, 2010
May 15, 2011

Friday, May 18

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 Bob Connelly ’84, Senior Researcher with National Geographic Channels International. Invitations are required and the dress is semiformal. Senior Class Orator

Saturday, May 19

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, graduate students, and 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 avail-able, tickets can be purchased at the door.
Evening Entertainment
Limited seating — tickets required. (Concert tickets will be distributed to seniors through the Office of the Dean of the College starting May 8.) .

Ticket Forms

8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Colgate Thirteen and Swinging ’Gates

Memorial Chapel

Brehmer Theater, Dana Arts Center
The Dischords
Love Auditorium, Olin Hall

9:00 p.m.
Torchlight ceremony

Memorial Chapel and Taylor Lake
A Colgate tradition with seniors marching with lighted torches to
encircle Taylor lake.

Sunday, May 20

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.

9:00 a.m.
Formation of student processional for baccalaureate service

9:30 a.m.
Baccalaureate service
Memorial Chapel

This Commencement tradition will feature Rabbi David Ellenson, Ph.d, President, Hebrew Union College, Jewish Institute of Religion.

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

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

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 jointly by Bob Woodruff ’83, former co-anchor of ABC News World News Tonight program and his wife, journalist Lee McConaughy Woodruff ’82. Immediately following the ceremony, Ice Cream Social near the Oak Drive circle, behind the robing tent

Immediately following the ceremony, (approx. 4 p.m.) an 
ice cream social will be held near the Oak Drive circle

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