President

Preliminary Schedule – COMMENCEMENT 2020


Senior Week Activities take place from Tuesday, May 12 until Friday, May 15. All Seniors who have purchased a Senior Week bracelet are invited to these events.

Senior Bracelet sales will begin on April 13. Sales take place in the Office of Student Activities from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Graduating Seniors and MAT Students should submit their cap and gown order no later than April 1. When you complete the online form, you will see that there is no cost indicated. The cost of your cap and gown is rolled into your student activity fee. The materials that you receive are yours to keep.

Mark your calendar for Cap and Gown Day on Tuesday, May 5 in the Vandervort Room from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. This is the day that you will pick up the materials ordered on the site.

Tuesday, May 5

9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Cap and Gown Distribution
Vandervort Room

Tuesday, May 12

9 – 11 a.m.
Coffee & Breakfast Bar
Scandling Café
Commencement

12 – 1:30 p.m.
LOVE Geneva Food Fair
Quad (Rain Location: Scandling Center)

5 – 6 p.m.
Cookout & Lawn Games
Quad

8 p.m.
Gathering for Taste of Geneva Send-Off with Food Trucks
Quad

9 p.m.
Taste of Geneva
Downtown Geneva

Wednesday, May 13

9 – 11 a.m.
Coffee & Breakfast Bar
Scandling Café

12 – 4 p.m.
Finger Lakes Wine & Beer Tasting
Stern Lawn (Rain Location: Vandervort Room)
Sign up for your time slot when you purchase your bracelet!

6 – 8 p.m.
Bingo and Food Trucks
Scandling Patio (Rain Location: Saga)

8 p.m.
S’mores
Scandling Patio

Thursday, May 14

8:30 a.m.
Senior Golf Outing for Hobart Senior Athletes
Silver Creek Golf Course
8:30 a.m. check-in/9:00 a.m. tee off

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Senior Brunch
Vandervort Room

1 – 4 p.m.
Spa Day: Haircuts, Manicures, and Massages
Scandling Center

6 p.m.
Walk with President Jacobsen to the Senior Dinner
Gather at JPR Courtyard

6:30 p.m.
Senior Dinner & Toast
Stern Lawn

8 p.m.
Band & Hot Air Balloon Rides
Smith Lawn

9 p.m.
Fireworks
Stern Lawn

Friday, May 15

10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Brunch Food Truck
Scandling Patio

2 p.m.
Commencement Rehearsal
The Quad (Rain Location: Robert A. Bristol ’31 Field House)

2:30 p.m.
43rd Annual William Smith Alumnae Association Senior Welcome Toast
(Immediately following Commencement Rehearsal)
The L. Thomas Melly ’52 Lobby, Gearan Center for the Performing Arts

Hobart Launch
(Immediately following Commencement Rehearsal)
Bozzuto Boathouse. This event is for Hobart Seniors and Alumni only.
Seniors are asked to gather at 3 p.m. at the top of the Boathouse path.
(Rain Location: Robert A. Bristol ’31 Field House)

4 – 8 p.m.
Commencement Headquarters Open (Room keys, meal tickets)
Scandling Campus Center

6 – 9 p.m. 
Senior BBQ with Families (Tickets available pre-order or at the event)
Stern Lawn (Rain Location: Scandling Campus Center)
Barbeque from 6 – 8 p.m.

8 p.m.
Oneg Shabbat Dessert Reception
The Abbe Center for Jewish Life

Saturday, May 16

9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Commencement Headquarters Open (Room keys, meal tickets)
Scandling Campus Center

1:30 p.m.
Baccalaureate
Speaker: TBA
St. John’s Chapel

3:15 p.m.
POSSE Graduation Recognition Ceremony
Froelich Hall, Gearan Center for the Performing Arts

4:45 p.m.
First Generation Graduate Recognition Ceremony
Albright Auditorium

6 – 8 p.m.
Dinner/Reception
Intercultural Affairs Center, 288 Pulteney Street

5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Senior Celebration Dinner (Reserved tickets required)
Common Room, Scandling Campus Center

Sunday, May 17

8 a.m.
Holy Eucharist
St. John’s Chapel

8 – 9:30 a.m.
Breakfast (Reserved tickets required)
The Great Hall of Saga, Scandling Campus Center

10 a.m.
Commencement Procession

10:30 a.m.
Commencement Ceremony
Speaker: TBA
The Quad (Rain Location: Robert A. Bristol ’31 Field House)

Post-Commencement Reception
Stern Lawn
If indoor ceremony, Post-Commencement Reception will be cancelled.

1 p.m.
Post-Commencement Luncheon (Reserved tickets required)
The Great Hall of Saga, Scandling Campus Center

1 – 3 p.m.
Farewell Lunch
Intercultural Affairs, 288 Pulteney Street

Housing & Meal Registration

Coming soon!


Coverage

Commencement Coverage


VIDEO

Commencement Stream

Commencement 2020 will be streamed live on Sunday, May 17 starting at 10 a.m.


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