Calendar of Events

Commencement Postponed

Due to COVID-19 concerns, we have postponed Commencement at this time. More details will follow.

Saturday, May 16

12:30 p.m. Honor G Awards (Invitation only)
An event for all varsity athletes and their families to honor seniors for their athletic achievements.
Herrick Chapel
3:30 p.m. Phi Beta Kappa Initiation (Invitation only)
A celebration by recognizing exceptional student achievement through annual election of new student members.
Herrick Chapel
7 p.m. Commencement Vocal Concert
Performances by the Grinnell Singers, and several of the student-led acapella groups.
Herrick Chapel

Sunday, May 17

9 a.m. Baccalaureate
This non-religious ceremony includes short addresses by two faculty or staff and two members of the senior class and honorary class memberships. Speakers, as well as honorary class members, are chosen by the graduating class.
Herrick Chapel
12:15 p.m. President’s Social
Graduates and their families are invited to a reception and social with the President of the college.
Humanities and Social Studies Center Patio
2 p.m. Posse Graduation Ceremony
A celebration of achievement with Posse students and their families.
Joe Rosenfield ’25 Center, Room  101
5 p.m. Senior Honors Concert
Senior vocal and instrumental musicians perform for families and guests.
Sebring Lewis
5 p.m. Multicultural Leadership Council Ceremony and Reception (Invitation only)
The Office of Intercultural Engagement and Leadership will host a reception with hors d’oeuvres.
Harris Center Cinema
7 p.m. Office of International Student Affairs (Invitation only)
The Department of Student Affairs hosts international senior students and their families to a dessert reception.
Hotel Grinnell
9:15 p.m. Observatory Open House
Informal tours with Robert Cadmus, professor of Physics - Guests welcome anytime between 9:15 and 11 p.m.

Monday, May 18

10 a.m. 2019 Exercises of Commencement
Picnic Immediately following
Graduates, their families, faculty and staff are invited to join in a picnic following the commencement ceremony.
Central Campus

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