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Commencement Weekend Program

Middlebury College usually hosts an outdoor Commencement ceremony so that our graduates may invite as many family, friends, and guests as they wish. Tickets are not required for the outdoor Commencement.

However, in the event of severe weather, the ceremony will be held at the Peterson Family Athletics Complex. If this should happen, we will communicate all necessary logistics and information to the graduates by e-mail, and we will post updated information on the Commencement website as soon as it is available.


 
COMMENCEMENT WEEKEND 2015

THURSDAY, MAY 21

SENIOR BARBECUE
6:00 p.m.
Mahaney Center for the Arts Plaza
Rain site:  Proctor Dining Hall


FRIDAY, MAY 22

HOUSING REGISTRATION FOR PARENTS AND GUESTS
Bread Loaf Inn
Noon - 11:00 p.m.

Proctor Dining Hall
3:00 - 10:00 p.m.

DEPARTMENT/PROGRAM RECEPTIONS
4:30 p.m. (unless otherwise noted)

 


SATURDAY, MAY 23

HOUSING REGISTRATION FOR PARENTS AND GUESTS
Bread Loaf Inn
9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Proctor Dining Hall
9:00 a.m. - Noon

PHI BETA KAPPA INDUCTION CEREMONY
9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Mahaney Center for the Arts, Concert Hall
Continental breakfast is available in the lobby at 8:30 a.m.
Phi Beta Kappa recipients and their guests are welcome.

Seniors chosen for PBK are notified by e-mail
on the Thursday before Commencement.

PRESIDENT'S LUNCHEON FOR SENIORS AND THEIR GUESTS
12:15 p.m.

Proctor and Ross Dining Halls

BACCALAUREATE SERVICE
2:15 - 3:15 p.m.
Mead Memorial Chapel
President Liebowitz will address the senior class.

All are welcome to attend. Seating is available on a first come, first served basis.  A live broadcast will be provided in both Wilson Hall, in the McCullough Student Center, and in Dana Auditorium, in Sunderland Language Center. Mead Chapel is not air conditioned. For guests who prefer a more comfortable setting, Wilson Hall and Dana Auditorium offer cushioned seating and air conditioning.


DEPARTMENT/PROGRAM RECEPTIONS
4:30-6:00 p.m. (unless otherwise noted)

 


SUNDAY, MAY 24

COMMENCEMENT PROCESSION LINEUP
9:00 - 9:30 a.m.
East side of Old Chapel

COMMENCEMENT PROCESSION BEGINS
9:50 a.m.

Departments/Programs line up alphabetically.

COMMENCEMENT EXERCISES
10:00 a.m.

The Central College Lawn (located in the vicinity of Munroe and Voter Halls)

Please come prepared for all weather conditions (warm coats, rain gear, hats, sunscreen, etc.) and wear shoes appropriate for damp, uneven, grassy terrain.

A tent, to provide sun or rain protection, will be located behind the seating area. A live broadcast of the ceremony will be provided in Wilson Hall in the McCullough Student Center (directly behind the rain tent) and Mead Chapel (up the hill) for those who wish to be inside.

 

COMMENCEMENT LUNCHEON
FOR GRADUATES AND THEIR GUESTS
Immediately Following the Ceremony
Mead Chapel Lawn
Rain site: Proctor, Ross, and Atwater Dining Halls

GRADUATE DEPARTURE
11:00 p.m.

Graduates are required to vacate their dormitory rooms no later than 11:00 p.m. on Commencement day. This deadline must be enforced so that rooms may be prepared for Reunion.

 


Questions about the "Feb Celebration" in January should be directed to the Alumni and Parent Office at 802.443.5777.

Parents of "Febs" receive Commencement mailings because some students who complete their degree requirements at the end of Winter Term (this year or next) choose to march at the May ceremony. If your son or daughter does not plan to march, please disregard any Commencement material you may receive.

Senior Week activities are handled by the "Senior Week Committee," with advice from the College Advancement Office. For details about Senior Week activities: go/seniorweek.