Bates’ 148th Commencement

2014 Preliminary Commencement Schedule (subject to change)


Thursday, May 22, 2014

5:30 p.m.
Farewell celebration
What: Faculty and students celebrate the academic accomplishments of the Class of 2014
Who: Seniors, faculty and coaches
Where: Clifton Daggett Gray Athletic Building

Friday, May 23, 2014

2 p.m.
Class of 2014 photo and commencement rehearsal
What: Class picture and commencement ceremony practice
Who: Required for all graduating seniors
Where: Underhill

4:30 p.m.
College Key induction
What: Membership in the College Key is awarded to juniors, seniors and alumni who distinguish themselves through their academic performance, athletic or extracurricular pursuits, service to the community and strength of character
Who: Inductees, their families and guests
Where: Olin Arts Center Concert Hall

   

6 p.m.
Phi Beta Kappa induction
What: Phi Beta Kappa is the national honor society for liberal arts colleges
Who: Inductees, their families and guests
Where: Olin Arts Center Concert Hall
 

7:30 p.m.
Sigma Xi induction
What: Sigma Xi is the honor society of research scientists and engineers
Who: Inductees, their families and guests
Where: Olin Arts Center Concert Hall
 

Saturday, May 24, 2014

11 a.m.
Conversation with 2014 honorary degree recipients
What: A lively panel discussion among our honored guests
Who: All are welcome
Where: Olin Arts Center Concert Hall

1 p.m.
Legacy Group photo
What: Photo of students with family histories at Bates
Where: Hathorn Hall steps (Perry Atrium if it’s raining)
 

1:30 p.m.
Line up for Baccalaureate
Who: Ceremony participants
Where: Merrill Gym
 

1:50 p.m.
Baccalaureate procession begins
Who: Ceremony participants
Where: Historic Quad
 

2 p.m.
Baccalaureate service
What: Baccalaureate celebrates students’ journey through Bates and beyond through the languages of many religions and spiritualities, and celebrates with poetry, music, dance and reflection
Who: Graduating seniors, their families and guests
Where: Historic Quad
 

5 p.m.
Scholar-Athlete Society induction ceremony
What: The Bates Scholar-Athlete Society honors dedication to excellence in scholarship and sportsmanship
Who: Inductees, their families and guests
Where: Olin Arts Center Concert Hall
 

5:30 p.m.
Catholic Mass
Where: Gomes Chapel

Sunday, May 25, 2014

7:30–9 a.m.
Breakfast
What: A complimentary breakfast
Who: Graduating seniors, their families and guests
Where: Commons

9 a.m.
Line up for commencement
Where: Historic Quad
 

9:30 a.m.
Commencement procession
What: Procession Begins
Who: All are welcome
Where: Historic Quad
 

10 a.m.
Commencement
What: The ceremony you’ve been waiting for!
Who: All are welcome
Where: Historic Quad (in Merrill Gymnasium if rain)A live video feed will be available for viewing in the Olin Arts Center, and the event will be livestreamed at bates.edu/commencement/live
 

Noon (immediately following Commencement)
Lunch
What: Complimentary lunch
Who: Graduating seniors, their families and guests
Where: Commons

Schedule is subject to change.