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COMMENCEMENT 2009 - KEY EVENTS

WEDNESDAY, June 3, SENIOR CLASS DAY

12:30 pm

Senior Class Luncheon
Houghton Memorial Chapel lawn tent
Sponsored by the Alumnae Association

2 pm

Commencement Rehearsal & Awards Presentation
Immediately following Senior Class Luncheon
Academic Quad
SENIOR ATTENDANCE REQUIRED

THURSDAY, June 4

10:30-11:45 am Sigma Xi Initiation, seniors and guests
Science Center 277
Reception to follow in Science Center Sage Lounge
Noon-1:30 pm Picnic Lunch, seniors and guests (tickets required)
Bates Courtyard and dining hall
2 pm Baccalaureate Celebration (one guest ticket per senior)
Houghton Memorial Chapel and adjacent Chapel lawn tent
3:45-5:10 pm

President’s Reception, seniors and guests
Lulu Chow Wang Campus Center
(Following Baccalaureate Celebration)

5:15 pm Phi Beta Kappa Initiation, seniors and guests
Jewett Auditorium
5:45 pm Dinner, seniors and guests (tickets required)
Chapel lawn tent
8 pm Baccalaureate Concert
Houghton Memorial Chapel
10 pm Senior/Community Bonfire
Lulu Chow Wang Campus Center fire pit

FRIDAY, June 5

7:30-8:30 am Breakfast for seniors
Bates and Pomeroy dining halls; Lulu Chow Wang Campus Center, 4th floor
9:15 am Senior Class Picture
Severance Green Hill
9:45 am Procession Formation
Seniors – Severance Green pathway/sidewalk
Faculty - outside Founders Hall on Jewett Road
10:30 am Commencement Exercises
Academic Quad
1:15-3:30 pm Reception following Commencement, seniors and guests
Houghton Memorial Chapel lawn tent

This schedule is subject to change with the exception of Commencement Exercises.

About Commencement Photographs & Videos: Professional vendors will photograph and video each student as she receives her degree. The video will also include other highlights of the graduation festivities. The respective companies contact graduating seniors directly to offer these items for sale. You are not under any obligation to purchase the pictures or video. See photo page for more information.

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