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Bagpipers at Commencement


Ways to View Commencement

Seating at Smith's Commencement ceremony is limited and is intended for the graduates and their guests. Members of the public who wish to view the ceremony are directed to do so via simulcast at John M. Greene Hall. 

Simulcasts for alumnae will be provided at reunion brunches. Additionally, students, parents, alumnae and friends around the world are invited to view the event via live webcast. The webcast will begin at 10 a.m. on Sunday, May 21.

If Commencement is held indoors due to inclement weather, tickets will be issued to graduates for their families. Simulcast locations in Sweeney Concert Hall and Weinstein Auditorium will be available for guests without tickets.

Commencement 2018

Commencement will be held Sunday, May 20, 2018 at 10 a.m. The tentative schedule below is designed to assist you in planning your weekend. Specific information about events and activities related to Commencement will be posted as it becomes available. Please note that times and events noted on this tentative schedule are subject to change.

Seniors may invite as many guests as they wish to attend Commencement.

Thursday, May 17
Afternoon Baccalaureate
Friday, May 18
Morning Commencement and Ivy Day rehearsal for seniors, Junior Ushers, Sophomore Push and candidates for advanced degrees; followed by class photograph
Evening Theatre production
Saturday, May 19
Morning The Ivy Day Awards Convocation begins with the alumnae parade and the senior procession
Noon Box lunches are available for seniors and parents and guests who have purchased tickets
Afternoon President's reception for seniors, alumnae, faculty, graduate students, parents and their guests
Evening Commencement concert; theatre production; senior candle-lighting ceremony; illumination of the campus; music for singing and dancing, including the traditional Sophomore Push/senior step sing on the Neilson Library steps
Sunday, May 20
9:15 a.m. Seniors begin assembling for the Commencement procession
10 a.m. Commencement exercises followed by the diploma circle
12:30 p.m. Lunch in campus dining locations
Monday, May 21
Noon Campus residences close for seniors