Watch this website for information about commencement events 2017. Basic information appears below.
Welcome to Princeton University's 270th Commencement Web pages. This information focuses on events for all seniors and advanced degree candidates and will be updated throughout the year. Please check with your student about activities that he or she is involved with and that might be planning special events around commencement. Key event dates for 2017 are:
Sunday, June 4, 2017
Baccalaureate. 2 p.m. Held in the Chapel with seating for guests in simulcast locations near the Chapel, this interfaith service features a guest speaker, Anne Holton '80.
Senior Prom. 9:00 p.m.-midnight in Jadwin Gym. Each senior receives 5 guest tickets.
Monday, June 5
Class Day. 10:30 a.m. This event is focused on the senior class and includes a guest speaker, this year the Academy-Award nominated film director, screenwriter and producer Baz Luhmann. If weather permits, it is held on Cannon Green with a picnic lunch to follow (in the event of severe weather, seniors will assemble in the chapel and guests in simulcast locations including Dillon Gym and Alexander Hall).
Departmental receptions. Held in the afternoon. A list of departmental and program events, times and locations is at this link.
Senior Class Step Sing. 10:00 p.m. Blair arch on the steps of Blair Hall (or Dillon Gym in case of rain). No tickets are required and guests may attend.
For advanced degree candidates
Dean's brunch. Noon. Held at the Graduate College.
Hooding Ceremony. 4:30p.m. Cannon Green (or Jadwin Gym in case of rain).
Tuesday, June 6
Commencement. 11:00 a.m. (guests must be seated by 10:20 a.m.). Granting of degrees and address by President Eisgruber. Distribution of diplomas in the Residential Colleges for seniors follows.
PHOTOS OF ALL COMMENCEMENT EVENTS: Professional photographers take photo of graduates at Commencement events, including graduates exiting the FitzRandolph Gate at the end of Commencement. Photographers from the past can be viewed at the Graduation Pictures site. All images are made available for free, courtesy of the University.