Schedule of Events

Let’s Celebrate!

Review the information below for a the full schedule of events for Saturday, June 11 and Sunday, June 12.

Information Desk & Bookstore Hours

Saturday, June 11

  •  Information Desk – 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. | Atrium, Weimer K. Hicks Center
  •  Bookstore – 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. | Lower Level, Weimer K. Hicks Center

Sunday, June 12

  •  Information Desk – 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Atrium, Weimer K. Hicks Center
  •  Bookstore – 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. | Lower Level, Weimer K. Hicks Center

Saturday, June 11, 2022

Several events for seniors and their families are held on Commencement Saturday. These events include:

Departmental Receptions

Departmental receptions are a great time to meet professors and learn more about the classes and projects seniors have been involved in during their time at Kalamazoo College. The departmental reception schedule is updated as times and locations are confirmed by each department.

DepartmentTimeLocation
Anthropology and Sociology4-6 p.m.Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership
Art and Art History4-6 p.m.Lobby, Light Fine Arts Building
Biology4-6 p.m.Richardson Room, Weimer K. Hicks Center
Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics and 3/2 Engineering4-6 p.m.Banquet Room West, Weimer K. Hicks Center
English, Women, Gender, Sexuality and Critical Ethnic Studies9:30-11:30 a.m.Stone Room, Weimer K. Hicks Center
History4-6 p.m. 1324 Academy Street
Languages and Classics4-6 p.m.Stone Room, Weimer K. Hicks Center
Music5:30-6 p.m.Outside, Stetson Chapel (following the Senior Music Recital)
Philosophy9:30-11:30 a.m.Richardson Room, Weimer K. Hicks Center
Political Science and International Area Studies12-1:30 p.m.Lower Atrium, Weimer K. Hicks Center
Psychology12:30-2 p.m.Stone Room, Weimer K. Hicks Center
Religion12-2 p.m.Lounge, Humphrey House
Theatre Arts4-5 p.m.Lobby, Nelda K. Balch Playhouse

Senior Awards Program – 2:30 p.m.

Location: Stetson Chapel
Seniors who are award recipients will receive an invitation to this program from the Office of the Provost after finals. Families will be notified by their senior. If you have questions about the Senior Awards Program, please contact the Office of the Provost.

Senior Music Recital – 4:30 p.m.

Location: Stetson Chapel
The Senior Music Recital is a public concert featuring performances by graduating seniors who have been involved in music. All seniors and guests are invited to attend and a music departmental reception will occur following the recital from 5:30-6 p.m. outside of Stetson Chapel. Rain site: Narthex, Stetson Chapel.

Baccalaureate – 8 p.m.

Location: Stetson Chapel
Baccalaureate is a non-religious service with student and faculty speakers and musical performances. All seniors and guests are invited to attend.

We reserve the right to require masks at indoor events.

Sunday, June 12, 2022

Commencement Ceremony – 10 a.m.

Located on the campus Quadrangle. The ceremony will last approximately two hours and thirty minutes and it will take place outside rain or shine.

While commencement will take place regardless of the weather conditions, in the event of heavy rain showers or severe weather (thunder/lightning observed or anticipated), the commencement ceremony may be delayed by no more than two hours. Communication about a delay would be sent via K Alert, social media and email no later than 8 a.m. on Sunday, June 12.


Covid-19 Protocols

For information on masking, vaccinations, and testing please see the College’s latest post on COVID-19 Protocols for Commencement Weekend.

Please note that all Commencement health protocols remain subject to change based on COVID-19 conditions.