Schedule of Events

Let’s Celebrate!

Review the information below for a the full schedule of events for Saturday, June 10 and Sunday, June 11.

Information Desk & Bookstore Hours

Saturday, June 10

  •  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 11

  •  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 10, 2023

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 will be posted closer to Commencement and is updated as times and locations are confirmed by each department.

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.

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.

Sunday, June 11, 2023

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 three hours. Communication about a delay would be sent via K Alert, social media and email no later than 8 a.m. on Sunday, June 11.

Covid-19 Protocols

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