Commencement ceremony

Schedule of Events

The preliminary Commencement Weekend schedule appears below. As the schedule is updated, it will be available on the college’s Web site at www.dickinson.edu/commencement and on campus in May at the HUB information desk.

Friday, May 16
10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Senior Studio Art Majors Exhibition
Weiss Center for the Arts, The Trout Gallery

4 p.m. 
Graduating Seniors Music Recital
Weiss Center for the Arts, Rubendall Recital Hall

9-11 p.m.
Toast to the Class of 2014
Parents, guests and friends of seniors are invited to toast the class of 2014. (Toast at 10 p.m.)
Britton Plaza, outside Holland Union Building

Saturday, May 17
10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Senior Studio Art Majors Exhibition
Weiss Center for the Arts, The Trout Gallery

10 a.m. 
Phi Beta Kappa Initiation Ceremony
Weiss Center for the Arts, Rubendall Recital Hall
Followed by a reception in the Weiss Center lobby

11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Lunch available for seniors, families and guests
(Tickets will be sold at the door)
Holland Union Building, Dining Hall

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Senior Athlete Reception (including families)
Holland Union Building, Social Hall

2:15 p.m.
Robing for Baccalaureate Ceremony
Seniors line up for the 2:45 p.m. processional in front of the Waidner-Spahr Library
(Severe weather location: Kline Athletic Center, Mezzanine)

3-4 p.m. 
Baccalaureate Ceremony
John Dickinson Campus
(Severe weather location: Kline Athletic Center)

4:30-5:45 p.m.
Reserve Officers’ Training Corps Commissioning Ceremony and Reception
Anita Tuvin Schlechter Auditorium

5:30 p.m.
Reception to Meet the Honorary Degree Recipients
Rector Atrium

6 p.m.  
Catholic Mass
Great Hall, Allison Hall

6 p.m.
Raven’s Claw Tappings
Old West, The Old Stone Steps

Sunday, May 18  
8-10 a.m.

Senior Studio Art Majors Exhibition
Weiss Center for the Arts, The Trout Gallery

9 a.m.
Robing for Commencement
Seniors line up for the 9:35 a.m. processional along the sidewalk adjacent to the south wall of the John Dickinson Campus
(Severe weather location: Kline Athletic Center, Mezzanine)

10 a.m.
Commencement Ceremony
John Dickinson Campus
(Severe weather location: Kline Athletic Center)

Immediately following Commencement
Brunch for seniors, families and guests
Holland Union Building, Dining Hall and Social Hall

7 p.m.

Seniors must be checked out of residence halls