Commencement 2022 Schedule of Events

Thursday, May 19, 2022

Division III Gallery Showcase

Hampshire College Art Gallery, Harold F. Johnson Library

The Division III Gallery Showcase is a large group show that features a selection of work in painting, comics, digital art, photography, installation, fabric arts, sculpture, and more, curated by a team of peers. 

All day in The Harold F. Johnson Gallery

Mandatory Graduate Informational Meeting

All graduating students are required to attend this informational session for commencement.

3-4:30 p.m. in the Main Lecture Hall, Franklin Patterson Hall

Division III Gallery Reception

Hosted by Student Co-Curators of the Division III Gallery Showcase

Start your Commencement weekend by joining student co-curators and artists in the Hampshire College Art Gallery to kick off the Division III Gallery Showcase!

6-8 p.m. in the Hampshire College Art Gallery, Harold F. Johnson Library

Div-Free Dance Party Celebration

Hosted by Alumni and Family Relations and the Graduate Gift Program

Come celebrate your alum status! Alumni and Family Relations invites you to a dance party for all graduating students. Join classmates for tapas, drinks, and dancing until midnight. You are more than welcome to invite favorite faculty and staff members, and even your parents, to this event.

8:30 p.m.-Midnight in the Red Barn


Friday, May 20, 2022

Division III Gallery Showcase

Hampshire College Art Gallery, Harold F. Johnson Library

The Division III Gallery Showcase is a large group show that features a selection of work in painting, comics, digital art, photography, installation, fabric arts, sculpture, and more, curated by a team of peers. 

All Day Harold F. Johnson Gallery

Division III Showcase

Come enjoy a sampling of Division III projects presented by Hampshire's graduates. The showcase includes academic presentations, performances, film screenings, and readings. You may pick up a schedule in the Franklin Patterson Hall lobby beginning at 10 a.m. on Friday. View the schedule.

9 a.m.-3 p.m. in Franklin Patterson Hall

Community Bell Ringing

Immediately following the Division III Showcase, we ask everyone to join us at the Division-Free Bell at the Harold Johnson Library. Hear the history of the bell, and celebrate graduating students as they ring it to mark the successful culmination of their Hampshire education.

3:15-4 p.m. in front of the Harold F. Johnson Library

Community Commencement Reception

Hosted by the Offices of the President and Dean of Faculty

Join graduating students, friends, and families to celebrate their commencement with light hors d'oeuvres.

4-5 p.m. under the Charles and Polly Longsworth Solar Canopy


Saturday, May 21, 2022

Commencement Ceremony 2022

Join us for a celebration of our 2022 graduates, as well as graduates from 2020 and 2021! The commencement ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. EST. The event will involve several community speakers and recognition of each graduate.

11 a.m.-1 p.m. on the Library Lawn

Order of Events

OPENING OF THE CEREMONY
Erdim Yilmaz, Lead Event and Retail Supervisor 

LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
Roosbelinda Cárdenas, Associate Professor of Anthropology & Latin American Studies
Co-Dean of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion

WELCOME
Jose Fuentes 05F, chair of the board of trustees

STUDENT MODERATORS
Judah Vashti Doty 18F and Zahria Thomas 18F

STAFF TOAST
Erdim Yilmaz

FACULTY TOAST
Nathan McClain, assistant professor of creative writing and African American literature and art

STUDENT ADDRESS
Iyanu Bishop 18F

KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Loretta Ross, associate professor of the study of women and gender at Smith College; activist, public intellectual, and scholar

ALUMNI TOAST
Chen Chen 07F

CONFERRAL OF DEGREES
Christoph Cox, vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty

CLOSING OF THE CEREMONY
Erdim Yilmaz

Livestream and Video

Commencement will be livestreamed on YouTube, where the full video will be posted after the event.


*All events are subject to change.