Weekend Schedule

Thursday, June 12

6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Families are invited to join the graduates for a champagne reception with President Steve Poskanzer in the Weitz Center Commons, with a celebration toast at 7 p.m.  

Friday, June 13

8:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Sayles-Hill Cafe snack bar open

8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Bookstore open in Sayles-Hill

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Visit the information table in Sayles-Hill Great Space to pick up current weekend schedules.

9:50 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
All graduating seniors are required to attend the commencement rehearsal in Skinner Chapel.

11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
If you have reserved a residence hall guest room, pick up your key at the table in Sayles-Hill Great Space.

11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Complimentary light lunch provided at the East Dining Hall. 

11:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Old fashioned Popcorn Wagon on the Sayles-Hill Patio

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Student Life Peer Leader Reception in Severance Great Hall

2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Dessert receptions with faculty at various campus locations:

  • African & African American Studies on the lawn south of Leighton Hall (rain: Leighton Hall main floor)
  • American Studies on the lawn west of Goodsell Hall (rain: Goodsell Hall lobby)
  • Art & Art History on the lawn in front of Boliou Hall (rain: Boliou Hall main floor)
  • Asian Languages in the Japanese Garden (rain: Watson Hall Lounge)
  • Asian Studies the Japanese Garden (rain: Watson Hall Lounge)
  • Biology on the lawn in front of Hulings Hall (rain: Hulings Hall Atrium
  • Chemistry in the Mudd patio outside front door (rain: lower level of the Mudd-Olin link)
  • Cinema & Media Studies in the Weitz Center Commons
  • Classical Languages in the Japanese Garden (rain: Watson Hall Lounge)
  • Computer Science on the patio between the Center for Math and Computing and Boliou Hall (rain: CMC lobby)
  • Dance in the Weitz Center Commons
  • Economics on the Burton Hall Terrace (rain: Sayles-Hill 251 & Atrium)
  • Educational Studies on the lawn south of Leighton Hall (rain: Leighton Hall main floor)
  • English on the lawn south of Laird Hall (rain: Laird Hall first floor)
  • Environmental Studies on the lawn west of Goodsell Hall (Rain: Goodsell Hall lobby)
  • French in the Japanese Garden (rain: Watson Hall Lounge)
  • Geology in the Mudd patio outside front door (rain: lower level of the Mudd-Olin link)
  • German & Russian in the Japanese Garden (rain: Watson Hall Lounge)
  • History on the lawn south of Leighton Hall (rain: Leighton Hall main floor)
  • Latin American Studies in the Japanese Garden (rain: Watson Hall Lounge)
  • Linguistics in the Japanese Garden (rain: Watson Hall Lounge)
  • Mathematics on the patio between the Center for Math and Computing and Boliou Hall (rain: CMC lobby)
  • Music on the lawn in front of the Music Hall (rain: Music Hall main floor)
  • Philosophy on the lawn south of Leighton Hall (rain: Leighton Hall main floor)
  • Physics & Astronomy on the patio between the Center for Math and Computing and Boliou Hall (rain: CMC lobby)
  • Political Science at the Alumni Guest House patio and meeting room
  • Psychology and Cognitive Science in the Olin Hall Foyer
  • Religion on the lawn south of Leighton Hall (rain: Leighton Hall main floor)
  • Sociology and Anthropology on the lawn south of Leighton Hall (rain: Leighton Hall main floor)
  • Spanish in the Japanese Garden (rain: Watson Hall Lounge)
  • Theater Arts in the Weitz Center Commons
  • Women's & Gender Studies on the lawn south of Leighton Hall (rain: Leighton Hall main floor)

3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Garden party for graduating seniors and their families with President and Mrs. Poskanzer at Nutting House (or in the Weitz Center Commons in case of rain)

5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Office of Intercultural and International Life reception in the balcony of Sayles-Hill Campus Center

5:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Shabbat service and dinner, open to all, led by Rabbi Shosh Dworsky in Weitz Center Room 236 (RSVP sdworsky@carleton.edu)

6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Posse Scholars Celebration in Severance Great Hall

6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Performances by student a capella groups in the Concert Hall

8:00 - 9:30 p.m.
Phi Beta Kappa Induction Ceremony in Skinner Chapel

Saturday, June 14

7:00 - 9:00 a.m.
Complimentary continental breakfast provided at the East Dining Hall 

7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Graduates must check in at tables between Boliou and Goodsell to avoid names being read as "in-absentia"

8:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Sayles-Hill Cafe snack bar open

8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Bookstore open in Sayles-Hill

8:30 - 9:20 a.m.
Trustees and faculty line up between Laird and the Center for Math & Computing
Graduates line up between Boliou and Goodsell in alphabetical order in assigned rows

8:50 a.m.
All graduates must be in line

9:20 a.m.
Academic Procession begins

9:30 a.m.
Commencement ceremony on the lawn west of Hulings Hall. In case of severe weather, the ceremony will be held indoors at the Recreation Center. Seating is available to accommodate all guests, whether outdoors or indoors. No tickets are required.

11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Bookstore open in Sayles-Hill

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Complimentary box lunches provided on the Bald Spot  


We wish everyone a pleasant afternoon and a safe journey home!

Congratulations to the Carleton Class of 2014!