Commencement Weekend 2020

Letter from Margee Ensign:

Commencement is a very special time on campus—the culmination of the academic year and the undergraduate experience, and an important event in the lives of our students, their families and the college. We are excited to celebrate the outstanding achievements of the class of 2020 and to reflect upon the ways Dickinson’s useful education for the common good has transformed each class member as a student and as a citizen of the world.

Please remember that Dickinson has made a lifelong commitment to each of our graduates. I hope the class of 2020 will be active in the worldwide Dickinson community, and I look forward to engaging with our newest young alumni.

On behalf of the entire Dickinson community, let me be the first to welcome you to our celebration of the class of 2020.

Margee M. Ensign 

Friday, May 15

9 p.m.                Toast to the Class of 2020 - Britton Plaza

Saturday, May 16

10 a.m.              Phi Beta Kappa Initiation Ceremony—Rubendall Recital Hall

11 a.m.              Senior Athlete Reception—Anita Tuvin Schlecter Auditorium

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

Noon                 Posse Ceremony—Rubendall Recital Hall

2:15 p.m.           Baccalaureate Processional Lineup—Kline Athletic Center, Mezzanine

3 p.m.                Baccalaureate Ceremony - Kline Athletic Center

4 p.m.                Reception for Legacy Students and Their Families—Alumni Commons, 243 W. Louther St.
                            (rain location: Allison Hall Community Room)

4:30 p.m.           Reserve Officer Training Corps Commissioning Ceremony and Reception—
                             Anita Tuvin Schlechter Auditorium

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

5:30 p.m.           Reception to Meet the Honorary Degree Recipients - Rector Atrium
                             All graduates and their families are invited.  

6 p.m.                Catholic Mass—Allison Great Hall

Sunday, May 17

8-11 a..m.           Complimentary Breakfast Buffet—Union Station, Holland Union Building

8 a.m.                 Milton B. Asbell Center for Jewish Life Bagel Brunch—Asbell Center

9 a.m.                 Commencement Processional Lineup—Sidewalk John Dickinson Campus
                            (severe weather location: Kline Athletic Center, Mezzanine)

10 a.m.               Commencement Exercises - John Dickinson Campus 
                            (severe weather location: Kline Athletic Center)

1 p.m.                 Brunch for Seniors, Families and Guests of the Class of 2020 - Holland Union Building
                            (immediately following ceremony)

7 p.m.                 Seniors must be checked out of residence halls