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
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
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.
Curtiss Frank Dining Hall
Reservations are required but if space is avail-able, tickets can be purchased at the door.
Limited seating — tickets required. (Concert tickets will be distributed to seniors through the Office of the Dean of the College starting May 8.) .
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Colgate Thirteen and Swinging ’Gates
Brehmer Theater, Dana Arts Center
Love Auditorium, Olin Hall
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.
Open for breakfast and lunch
Formation of student processional for baccalaureate
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.
Formation of academic procession
By the tent near Payne Creek
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
ice cream social will be held near the Oak Drive circle
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