Commencement Schedule*

The schedule below features events from Senior Week 2014. At the moment, our Senior Class Presidents are working on the 2015 Senior Week schedule. This schedule will be released as soon as it is available, early in the Spring semester. For now, please reference the events below as an example of previous Senior Week schedules. If you have any questions, please contact 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


38th Annual William Smith Alumnae Association Senior Welcome Brunch Location: Vandervort Room.

10 p.m.

Senior Open Mic Night
Cellar Pub


10:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Seneca Lake Vineyard Tour
Check In for the Vineyard Tour takes place at the Barn

11:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Seneca Lake Boat Tour
Location: Meet vans in Medbery Parking Lot

11 a.m. - 4 p.m
Finger Lakes Cheese Tour
Location: Vans will leave from Medbery Lot

4 p.m.
Pizza Wars
Location: The Barn, 1st floor

8 p.m.
Outdoor Movie with Food Trucks
Location: Scandling Patio


11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Big Eyed Phish Concert on Stern Lawn with Tastes of Geneva
Rain Location: Vandervort Room

7 p.m.
Casino Night
Location: Vandervort Room
Meet at Coxe Steps at 6:45 p.m. to walk to the Vandervort Room with President Gearan

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


11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
HWS Farm Day with Farm Tours and a Service Project
11 a.m. & 11:30 a.m.: Farm Tours, RSVP to marullo@hws.edu. This event is open to families and friends of HWS seniors!
Noon - 1 p.m.: Farm group service project, RSVP to marullo@hws.edu
Visiting farm animals will be on site!

11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Last Chance Service Opportunity at the Barn
The Barn Sale is looking for volunteers during this time to assist with preparation for the big sale! RSVP to marullo@hws.edu if you plan on helping out!

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

3:30 p.m.
Hobart Launch
Bozzuto Boathouse (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 (served from 6-8:30 p.m.), performances by the campus a cappella groups (7 – 8 p.m.) & Fireworks (scheduled at 9 p.m.)
Stern Lawn
Rain location: Scandling Center

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


10 a.m. - 3:30 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.