Selected Swarthmore College Commencement Weekend Events

Members of the Swarthmore community are invited to take part in several events during commencement weekend, including those below.

Saturday, May 28, 2:45 p.m.: Capped and gowned, seniors form a procession to the Scott outdoor amphitheater for the Baccalaureate ceremony, which begins at 3 p.m. and features speaker Cindy Halpern. Open to all, unless rain forces a move to the less spacious Lang Performing Arts Center, requiring tickets for admission. A reception follows at 4 p.m. on Parrish Lawn, weather permitting.
9:15 p.m.: Fireworks! All are invited to lounge on Parrish Beach (in front of Parrish Hall) to watch a grand fireworks display, weather permitting.

Sunday, May 29, 10 a.m.: Commencement exercises featuring speaker Rose Wunrow are held at the amphitheatre, rain or shine. Tickets are required, though simulcasts at Lang Performing Arts Center and Kohlberg Hall’s Scheuer Room are open. A reception follows at about 1 p.m., again on Parrish Beach, weather permitting.

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