Commencement 2016 Schedule of Events | Hampshire College

Thursday, May 12

Mandatory Graduate Informational Meeting

All graduating students are required to attend this informational session for commencement.
3:00-4:30 p.m. in Franklin Patterson Hall Main Lecture Hall

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 free dance party for all graduating students. Join classmates for tapas, drinks, and dancing until midnight. You are more than welcome to invite favorite faculty, staff, and even your parents to this event.
8:30 p.m.-Midnight in the Red Barn

Friday, May 13

Division III Presentation and Performance 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 noon on Friday, May 13.
1-4 p.m. in Various Locations

Community Commencement Reception

(Hosted by the offices of the President and dean of faculty)
Join the graduating students, their friends, and families in celebrating their commencement with light hors d'oeuvres, refreshments, and live music.
4-5 p.m. Location Changed to the Robert Crown Center due to inclement weather

Saturday, May 14

Commencement Ceremony

Please arrive early to ensure good seats. There are no tickets. Air-conditioned overflow seating is available in the Main Lecture Hall of Franklin Patterson Hall.
11 a.m.-1 p.m. on the Library Lawn

Celebratory Reception

Join the 2016 graduates for light refreshments immediately following the ceremony.
1-3 p.m. on the library lawn

Diplomas Dispersed

1-2 p.m., Cole Science Center Foyer

Sunday, May 15

Student Residences Close

10 a.m.

*Please note that all events are tentative and subject to change.

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