Schedule of Events

Schedule of Events

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

Saturday, May 17

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 6.) .

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 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.

9:00 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

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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