Commencement Schedule*

Senior Week takes place Wednesday, May 13th through Friday, May 15th! Senior Week bracelet sales begin Monday, April 27th and end Tuesday, May 5th from 9:00am-4:00pm at the Student Activities Office on the 2nd Floor of Scandling Center. Bracelets are $30 each and can be paid with cash or check during that time. The purchase of a bracelet provides admittance to all Senior Week events taking place between May 13th and May 15th! All questions regarding Senior Week activities can be directed to marullo@hws.edu.


Cap and Gown Distribution will be Friday, May 1 from 9 a.m to 5 p.m. in the College Store, Lower Level


12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Finger Lakes Tasting Tour
Stern Lawn
Sign up for your time slot when you purchase your bracelet!

9 p.m.
Outdoor Movie with Food Trucks!
Location: Scandling Café Patio


11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Brunch on your own in Geneva
Receive special deals with your Senior Week bracelet!

2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Senior Field Day
Bristol Lawn
Games and snacks under the sun!

6:30 p.m.
Walk with President Gearan to Houghton House, Meet at Coxe Steps

7 p.m.
Senior Dinner
Location: Houghton House Lawn

8:30 p.m.
Presidential Toast and Garage Band
Location: Vandervort Room


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

3:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m
38th Annual William Smith Alumnae Association Senior Welcome Toast
Tent at the Base of “The Hill” behind Stern and Smith Halls
Rain Location: TBD

4 p.m.
Hobart Launch
Bozzuto Boathouse.  This event is for Hobart Seniors and Alumni only.  Seniors are asked to gather at 3:15 at the top of the Boathouse path.
Rain Location: Chapel

4 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Parents' Registration (Room keys, meal tickets)
Scandling Campus Center

6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Senior BBQ & Fireworks
Stern Lawn
Rain location: Scandling Center

8 p.m.
Oneg Shabbat Dessert Reception
Location: Abbe Center for Jewish Life
764 S. Main Street


10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Parents' Welcome Desk (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

2:30 p.m.
Speaker: TBA
Presider: Chaplain Lesley Adams
Trinity Church, 520 S. Main Street

6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Intercultural Affairs Center
288 Pulteney Street

6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Candlelight Dinner Gala (Reserved tickets required)
Scandling Center, Saga


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

8 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Scandling Center, Saga

10 a.m.
Commencement Procession

10:30 a.m.
Commencement Ceremony
Speaker: TBA
Location: 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)
Scandling Center, Saga

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

*Events on the schedule are subject to change. Updates will be provided on this page if they occur.



Commencement 2015 will be streamed live on Sunday, May 17 starting at 10:30 a.m.

Parent Commencement Brochure