Commencement 2016

Everything you need to know about your student’s graduation.

Connecticut College’s 98th Commencement will take place on Sunday, May 22. The procession will begin at 10:30 a.m., and the ceremony will follow on Tempel Green at 11 a.m.

Investigative journalist Rukmini Maria Callimachi, a foreign correspondent for The New York Times, will give the keynote address.

Commencement weekend begins Saturday with a series of events, including Baccalaureate.

For more information, visit For information on invitations, caps and gowns, photography, parking, inclement weather plans and much more, see Frequently Asked Questions.

Full Schedule Of Events

Saturday, May 21

Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program Graduation Breakfast
9 a.m., Cro’s Nest, College Center at Crozier-Williams

Phi Beta Kappa Ceremony
10 a.m., Evans Hall, Cummings Arts Center

Athletic Awards Banquet
11:30 a.m., Class of 1962 Room, College Center at Crozier-Williams

Certificate Ceremony for the Holleran Center for Community Action and Public Policy
1 p.m., Class of 1941 Room, College Center at Crozier-Williams

Recognition Ceremony for the Goodwin-Niering Center for the Environment
1:30 p.m., Ernst Common Room, Blaustein Humanities Center

Certificate Ceremony for the Toor Cummings Center for International Studies and the Liberal Arts
2 p.m., Sanctuary, Harkness Chapel

Certificate Ceremony for the Ammerman Center for Arts and Technology
2:30 p.m., Charles Chu Asian Art Reading Room, Charles E. Shain Library

4 p.m., Palmer Stage, Frank Loomis Palmer Auditorium

Posse Graduation Celebration
5 p.m., Ernst Common Room, Blaustein Humanities Center

CCAC Pre-Commencement Reception
6:30-7:30 p.m., Shain Living Room, Charles E. Shain Library
(Registration required)

Friends and Family Celebration for Seniors, Parents and the College Community
8 p.m., College Center at Crozier-Williams

Sunday, May 22

Processional Begins
10:30 a.m., Castle Court

98th Commencement
11 a.m., Tempel Green (Severe Weather location: Palmer Auditorium)

May 3, 2016