2013 Commencement Weekend Schedule

Friday, May 24 - Sunday, May 26, 2013


Baccalaureate will be held Saturday, May 25, at 10:30 a.m. The service is held in Lorimer Chapel, and due to limited seating it is open to faculty and graduates only.  Guests may hear the audio broadcast of baccalaureate and watch the procession on the chapel lawn and/or view a telecast in nearby classrooms.


Provided the weather is fair, commencement exercises will be held Sunday, May 26, at 10 a.m. on the quadrangle in front of Miller Library. Space outside is unlimited and tickets will not be needed. In the event of inclement weather, the exercises will be held in the Harold Alfond Athletic Center, where the seating capacity is limited. Each graduate will receive three tickets for seating in the gymnasium for the live event, with additional, non-ticketed, seating available in the adjacent field house where the ceremony will be available as a telecast.


A professional photographer has been hired for the commencement exercises, and each graduate will be photographed receiving his or her diploma. You will receive information directly from the photographer about purchasing these photos of your graduate. Please be aware that because the College must keep the area around the podium clear, you may be unable to take a close-up photograph yourself.


Free tickets, available in advance, are required for admission to the a cappella concerts Friday and Saturday.


It is not too early to begin planning for lodging, if you’ve not already done so. While Colby does not endorse any particular area hotel or motel, a list of can be found at www.colby.edu/accommodations/. Unfortunately, no guest housing is available on campus.


If you have questions or concerns, please contact my office at 207-859-4736 or by e-mail at krledger@colby.edu.

Friday, May 24

Lobster Bake
Seatings at 6 and 7:15 p.m. | Roberts Lawn

A Cappella Concert
8 p.m. | Lorimer Chapel

Saturday, May 25

7:30 a.m. | Dana Dining Hall

Phi Beta Kappa Breakfast
8 a.m. | Page Commons Room

10:30 a.m. | Lorimer Chapel and Lawns

Commencement Banquet
Seatings at 5:30 and 7 p.m. | Field House, Harold Alfond Athletic Center

A Cappella Concert
7 p.m. | Lorimer Chapel

Commencement Ball
9 p.m. | Cotter Union

Sunday, May 26

7:30 a.m. | Dana Dining Hall

10 a.m. | Miller Library Lawn

Commencement Luncheon
12:30 p.m. | Roberts Lawn