Commencement Schedule*

Senior Week Activities take place from Tuesday, May 12th until Friday, May 15th. All Seniors who have purchased a Senior Week bracelet are invited to these events.


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
Specials will be given to those wearing their Senior Week Bracelet:
Bagels and Cakes will be giving away a free breakfast sandwich!
F-Lounge will be offering $2.00 off any specialty waffle!
OPUS will be offering a free coffee with any other purchase!
Char will be offering free chips and salsa with burrito/salad/bowl or taco purchase!

2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Senior Field Day
Scandling Café Patio
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


8:30 a.m.
Senior Golf Outing for Hobart Senior Athletes
Silver Creek Golf Course
8:30 check-in/9:30 tee off
Cost: Free

2 p.m.
Commencement Rehearsal and Alumni/Alumnae Speakers
The Quad
Rain Location: Robert A. Bristol Field House

3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
38th Annual William Smith Alumnae Association Senior Welcome Toast
Hosted at the Tent on Smith Hall Green
Rain Location: Bristol Field House

3:15 – 4:30 p.m.
Hobart Launch
Bozzuto Boathouse.  This event is for Hobart Seniors and Alumni only.  Seniors are asked to gather at 3 p.m. at the top of the Boathouse path.
Rain Location: Bristol Field House – Squash Courts

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

6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Senior BBQ & Fireworks (Dinner served 6-8pm)
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: 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: David Gergen
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