Commencement events scheduled, May 30-June 1

Several activities for undergraduate and graduate degree candidates are planned for Sunday through Tuesday, May 30-June 1:

  • The Baccalaureate service will take place at 2 p.m. Sunday in the University Chapel. The speaker will be pre-eminent Civil War scholar James McPherson, the George Henry Davis '86 Professor of American History at Princeton.

  • The Class Day ceremony for seniors is set for 10:30 a.m. Monday on Cannon Green (Jadwin Gym in case of severe weather). The speaker will be Jon Stewart, host of Comedy Central's "The Daily Show."
  • The Hooding ceremony for advanced degree candidates will begin at 5 p.m. Monday in McCarter Theatre.
  • The University's 257th Commencement ceremony is slated for 11 a.m. Tuesday on the lawn in front of Nassau Hall (Jadwin Gym in case of severe weather).

Admission to all events is by ticket only.

The Baccalaureate service will be simulcast on a screen outside of the chapel as well as in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall; McCosh 10 and 50; McCormick 101; and Betts Auditorium, School of Architecture; tickets are required at the simulcast sites.

Class Day will be simulcast in McCosh 10 and 50, and Commencement will be simulcast in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall; no tickets are required at these simulcast sites.

The Baccalaureate, Hooding and Commencement ceremonies will be broadcast live on TigerNet Channel 7 on campus and on Channel 27 on Princeton cable television. They also will be Webcast and will be archived for later viewing at the same site.

Parking instructions for members of the University community and guests are available online. To ease traffic congestion, University employees are being asked to park in alternate lots. In addition, many employees will be dismissed at noon on Tuesday. For details, employees should ask their supervisors.

Contact: Lauren Robinson-Brown (609) 258-3601