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Preliminary Schedule of Events

Students in their robes at the commencement ceremony.

Friday, May 18

Senior Dinner

6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Dinner for graduates, their families and
torch medal recipients (RSVP)

Concert

7:30-8:30 p.m.
Colgate a cappella groups perform

Saturday, May 19

Phi Beta Kappa Initiation

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Department and Program Receptions

11:00-1:00 p.m.
(by invitation)

Commencement Seminars

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Attend the session of your choice with one of our distinguished honorary degree recipients who will offer a talk discussing a topic related to their field of study or professional interests.

Baccalaureate Service

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Catholic Mass

5:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Dinner (Self-directed)

5:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Formation of Senior Procession

8:00 p.m.

Senior Procession

8:30 p.m.

President’s Reception

9:00 p.m.

Sunday, May 20

Formation of Academic Procession

9:30 a.m.

University Commencement

10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Taylor Lake
Rain Location: Sanford Field House

Ice Cream Social

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.