A long-standing tradition, this interfaith service gives graduates and their families a chance to gather together to worship, celebrate the tradition of the College, and reflect on the future.
The Class will meet in cap and gown at the Old Quad between Pennsylvania Hall and Brua Hall at 3:15 p.m. to form the academic procession to Christ Chapel. In case of rain, the class will meet and line up in the basement of Christ Chapel. Check the website for weather-related site change information.
Form a double line, keeping an arm's length interval from the person ahead of you. The President and Vice President of the class, acting as student marshals, will assist in the lining up. Upon entering the Chapel, the procession will go down the center aisle. Officials and the student choir will occupy the choir stalls. Faculty will occupy the front center pews. The class will sit in the center rows of the main floor immediately behind the faculty. Upon reaching your places, remain standing.
The Provost will remove his cap, which is the signal for students to remove caps as well. The service will be enhanced by your enthusiastic participation in the liturgy and singing. After the final hymn has been sung, caps will be replaced at the signal from the college marshal. Please remain in your place until the faculty has recessed.