Connecticut College News
Get ready for Commencement 201404/15/2014
A weekend full of events will culminate with the traditional Commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 18. Watch out for flying caps!
Four years goes by fast, doesn’t it?
The 96th Commencement exercises for the Class of 2014 will take place on Sunday, May 18 on Tempel Green. The procession of graduates begins at 10:30 a.m., with the commencement ceremony beginning at 11 a.m.
The ceremony will cap off a weekend full of events, including an athletic awards banquet, certificate ceremonies for the College’s academic centers, a baccalaureate service, and a family gala for parents and their graduates. Following the commencement ceremony, a community luncheon will be held on Library Green.
This year’s keynote speaker is Noah Feldman, the Bemis Professor of International Law at Harvard Law School and the brother of Simon Feldman, associate professor of philosophy at Connecticut College. Noah Feldman specializes in constitutional studies with an emphasis on the relationship between religion and law. He is a contributing writer for The New York Times magazine and a columnist for Bloomberg View, a political and economic website.
Tickets are not required for the commencement ceremony on Tempel Green. In the event of dangerous and severe weather, however, the ceremony will be moved into Palmer Auditorium. On Friday, May 16, students are encouraged to pick up two severe weather tickets from College Center at Crozier-Williams room 217 between the hours of 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., regardless of the weather forecast.
Graduating seniors are expected to move out of the residence halls no later than 10 p.m. on Sunday, May 18.