Weekend Schedule

Friday, June 10

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

8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Bookstore open 

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. - 5:00 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

12:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Senior Art Show in the Perlman Teaching Museum, Weitz Center for Creativity.

1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Reception for graduating seniors who have been involved with the Center for Community and Civic Engagement in Sayles-Hill 150.

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 Observatory (rain: Goodsell Observatory 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 west of Goodsell Observatory (rain: Goodsell Observatory lobby)
  • English on the lawn south of Laird Hall (rain: Laird Hall first floor)
  • Environmental Studies on the lawn west of Goodsell Observatory (Rain: Goodsell Observatory 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.
Reception hosted by the Office of Intercultural and International Life 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

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

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

Saturday, June 11

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 Cafe snack bar open

8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Bookstore open 

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

The Mortar Board Honors Society will have bouquets of flowers for families to purchase to honor their graduates. There will be a booth set up next to the Commencement Seating an hour prior to commencement for your convenience. Thanks for supporting Mortar Board, and congratulations to your student! 

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.  If weather conditions make it not possible to hold the ceremony outdoors, it will take place inside the Recreation Center. Seating is available to accommodate all guests, whether outdoors or indoors. No tickets are required.

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Complimentary box lunches provided west of Skinner Chapel. Please help us by disposing of your waste responsibly. Waste stations will have clearly marked receptacles where you can: 1) Recycle bottles and cans; 2) Donate uneaten, unopened food; 3) Compost all remaining lunch waste; and 4) Flatten and compost your box. College staff will be on hand to provide assistance. Thank you for helping us with our sustainability efforts.

11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Rental graduation gowns need to be returned to the Bookstore. (The mortar board and tassel are yours to keep.)

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

Congratulations to the Carleton Class of 2016!