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Commencement 2015

Welcome to Princeton University's 268th Commencement Web pages. This information focuses on events for all seniors and advanced degree candidates and is 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 2015 are:

Sunday, May 31, 2015

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. 

Monday, June 1

For seniors
Class Day. 10:30 a.m. This event is focused on the senior class and includes a guest speaker. 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).  The guest speaker this year is film director Christopher Nolan
Departmental receptions. Held in the afternoon.  Times and places will be posted in spring 2015.

For advanced degree candidates
Dean's brunch. Noon, Held at the Graduate College.
Hooding Ceremony. 4;15 p.m., on Cannon Green, weather permitting (rain location for candidates is Alexander Hall and for guests is the Dillon Gym simulcast location). 

Tuesday, June 2

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.

PICTURES OF ALL COMMENCEMENT EVENTS:  Professional photos from University photographers from the 2014 Commencement ceremony can be viewed at

All events are webcast live and then archived on the University's webmedia website:  (They will be archived under "Special Events.")

Previous Commencements

Please visit this link for Webcasts of past Baccalaureate, Class Day, Hooding, and Commencement ceremonies:  The events are filed chronologically. Note that the WebMedia site will carry the simulcasts of these events for commencement events planned for 2014.

Pictures from Commencement 2013 -- to give you an idea of what is in store -- can be found at this link: