Schedule of Events

Cap Decorating Event with Professor Terri Dautcher:

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 from noon – 7 p.m. in the Fireplace Lounge, Hartman Union Building.


Friday, May 19, 2017 at 4 p.m. in Hanaway Theatre, Silver Center for the Arts.

This awards ceremony celebrates the outstanding academic achievements of the members of the Class of 2017. Family, friends, faculty, staff, and fellow graduates are welcome to attend.  Please note that caps and gowns are required of all graduating seniors.


Class of 2017 Graduates Dinner:

Friday, May 19, 2017 at 6 p.m. in Prospect Dining Hall.

All graduating students and their guests are invited to attend.
Prospect Dining Hall will be transformed into The Emerald City and is the perfect location to say goodbye to classmates, friends, faculty and staff!
Click here to purchase tickets (FREE for first 300 Graduates to register).

Traditional Order of March:

Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 8:15 a.m. on the Alumni Green in front of the Hartman Union Building.

All graduating students and marching faculty are asked to assemble by 8:00 a.m.  This year sees the return of the traditional walk down Main Street, around the Bulfinch bandstand and past the downtown businesses who will cheer on the Class of 2017 on this momentous day.

Processional Line-Up:

Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 8:45 a.m. at AllWell North.

For students not participating in the order of march, please gather at AllWell North parking garage at 8:45 a.m.

Procession & Commencement Ceremony:

Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 10 a.m. at AllWell North.

Tickets are required. Guests should be seated by no later than 9:30 a.m. to view the procession at approximately 9:40 a.m. The ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. and is anticipated to end at approximately 12:15 p.m.

Meet and Greet with Faculty:

Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 12:15 p.m. at AllWell North.

Following the recession, meet and greet with your faculty as they form a receiving line to congratulate you!

Panther Luncheon:

Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 12 noon in Prospect Dining Hall.

Take the hassle out of deciding where to dine after Commencement by signing up for the Panther Luncheon.  Whether you are a party of 2 or 20, a private table will be ready and waiting for you!  Graduates eat for free! Pre-register here.

Homecoming & Family Celebration:

Friday-Sunday September 22-24, 2017.

Once a Panther, always a Panther!  Return to campus on September 22-24, 2017 as part of your alma mater’s 30,000-strong alumni community! Check the events calendar on our homepage for up-to-date information.