Schedule of Events

Let’s Celebrate!

Review the information below for a the full schedule of events for Saturday, June 15 and Sunday, June 16.

Information Desk & Bookstore Hours

Saturday, June 15

  •  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 16

  •  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 15, 2024

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 and updated as times and locations are confirmed by each department.

Anthropology and Sociology4-6 p.m.Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership
Art and Art History4-5:30 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.Common Area and Second Floor, Olds Upton Hall
Critical Ethnic Studies11 a.m.-1 p.m.Beer Garden at Bell’s, 355 E. Kalamazoo Ave. (weather permitting)
Division of Modern and Classical Languages4-6 p.m.Stone Room, Weimer K. Hicks Center
East Asian Studies4-6 p.m.Stone Room, Weimer K. Hicks Center
English4-5:30 p.m.Banquet Room, Weimer K. Hicks Center
History4-6 p.m.1324 Academy St. (house across from Arcus)
Music 5:30-6:15 p.m.Patio, Stetson Chapel (rain site – Narthex, Stetson Chapel)
Philosophy12-2 p.m.Lounge, Humphrey House
Political Science and International Area Studies4-6 p.m.Olmsted Room, Mandelle Hall
Psychology4-6 p.m.Room 403, Olds Upton Hall (Psychology Suite)
Religion4-5:30 p.m.Lounge, Humphrey House
Theatre Arts4-6 p.m.Lobby, Nelda K. Balch Playhouse
Women, Gender and Sexuality 4-5:30 p.m.Banquet Room, Weimer K. Hicks Center

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 5:30-6:15 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.

Sunday, June 16, 2024

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 16.