Preliminary Schedule - COMMENCEMENT 2018

Senior Week Activities take place from Tuesday, May 8 until Friday, May 11. All Seniors who have purchased a Senior Week bracelet are invited to these events.

Senior Bracelet sales will begin in early spring. More details will be available by March 1. Sales are located in the Office of Student Activities from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Commencement

Cap and Gown Distribution will be Thursday, May 3 from 9 a.m to 4:30 p.m. in the Vandervort Room, Scandling Center.

Tuesday, May 8

Taste of Geneva
Downtown Geneva

Wednesday, May 9

12 – 4 p.m.
Finger Lakes Wine & Beer Tasting
Stern Lawn (Rain Location: Vandervort Room)
Sign up for your time slot when you purchase your bracelet!

8 – 10 p.m.
Lawn Game Tournament & Outdoor Movie with Food Trucks
Stern Lawn (Rain Location: Vandervort Room)

Thursday, May 10

8:30 a.m.
Senior Golf Outing for Hobart Senior Athletes
Silver Creek Golf Course
8:30 a.m. check-in / 9:00 a.m. tee off

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Senior Brunch with lawn games
Stern Lawn (Rain Location: Vandervort Room)

6:30 p.m.
Walk with Interim President McGuire to Houghton House
Gather at Coxe Hall Steps

7 p.m.
Senior Dinner
Houghton House

8:30 p.m.
Senior Toast and Band
Bartlett Theater

Friday, May 11

2 p.m.
Commencement Rehearsal
The Quad (Rain Location: Robert A. Bristol ’31 Field House)

2:30 p.m.
41st Annual William Smith Alumnae Association Senior Welcome Toast
(Immediately following Commencement Rehearsal)
The L. Thomas Melly '52 Lobby, Gearan Center for the Performing Arts

Hobart Launch
(Immediately following Commencement Rehearsal)
Bozzuto Boathouse. This event is for Hobart Seniors and Alumni only.
Seniors are asked to gather at 3 p.m. at the top of the Boathouse path.
(Rain Location: Robert A. Bristol ’31 Field House)

4 - 8 p.m.
Commencement Headquarters Open (Room keys, meal tickets)
Scandling Campus Center

6 – 9 p.m.
Senior BBQ with Families (Reserved tickets required)
Stern Lawn (Rain Location: Scandling Campus Center)
barbeque from 6 – 8 p.m., fireworks around 9 p.m.

8 p.m.
Oneg Shabbat Dessert Reception
The Abbe Center for Jewish Life

Saturday, May 12

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Commencement Headquarters Open (Room keys, meal tickets)
Scandling Campus Center

10 a.m.
Academic Achievement Ceremony
Robert A. Bristol '31 Field House, 283 Hamilton Street
Transportation available from Medbery Parking Lot

1:30 p.m.
Baccalaureate
Speaker: Eugen Baer, Dean of Hobart College
Trinity Church, 520 S. Main Street

3:30 p.m.
POSSE Graduation Recognition Ceremony
Froelich Hall, Gearan Center for the Performing Arts

4:30 p.m.
First Generation Graduate Recognition Ceremony
Albright Auditorium

6 - 8 p.m.
Dinner/Reception
Intercultural Affairs Center, 288 Pulteney Street

6 - 7:30 p.m.
Candlelight Dinner Gala (Reserved tickets required)
Faculty Dining Room, Scandling Campus Center

Sunday, May 13

8 a.m.
Holy Eucharist
St. John's Chapel

8 - 9:30 a.m.
Breakfast (Reserved tickets required)
The Great Hall of Saga, Scandling Campus Center

10 a.m.
Commencement Procession

10:30 a.m.
Commencement Ceremony
Speaker: John P. Grotzinger ’79, Sc.D.’13
The Quad (Rain Location: Robert A. Bristol '31 Field House)

Post-Commencement Reception
Stern Lawn
If indoor ceremony, Post-Commencement Reception will be cancelled.

1 p.m.
Post-Commencement Luncheon (Reserved tickets required)
The Great Hall of Saga, Scandling Campus Center

1 p.m.
Farewell Reception
Intercultural Affairs, 288 Pulteney Street

MORE INFORMATION

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VIDEO

Commencement 2018 will be streamed live on Sunday, May 13 starting at 10 a.m.

 

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