Saturday, May 19

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.

3:30 p.m. Phi Beta Kappa Initiation (Invitation only)

A celebration by recognizing exceptional student achievement through annual election of new student members.

7 p.m. Commencement Vocal Concert

Performances by the Grinnell Singers, and several of the student-led acapella groups.

Sunday, May 20

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.

12:15 p.m. President’s Social

Graduates and their families are invited to a reception and social with the President of the college.

2 p.m. Posse Graduation Ceremony

A celebration of achievement with Posse students and their families.

5 p.m. Senior Honors Concert

Senior vocal and instrumental musicians perform for families and guests.

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.

7 p.m. International Student Graduates (Invitation only)

The Office of International Student Affairs hosts a dessert reception, held at Hotel Grinnell, for international senior students and their families and Friends of International Students (FIS) hosts.

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 21

10 a.m. 2018 Exercises of Commencement, Picnic Immediately Following

Graduates, their families, faculty and staff are invited to join in a picnic following the commencement ceremony.