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    All-Campus Brunch Buffet

    8 a.m.–1 p.m.
    Usdan University Center

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    Wrap up a great weekend with a hearty brunch!

    $25 per person. Advance ticket purchases through registration is required for all guests—including graduating seniors and current students. Register and purchase tickets by May 12.

    A limited number of tickets may be available for purchase from the Marketplace cashier during brunch hours.

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    Graduate Student Breakfast Celebration and Rehearsal

    9–10:15 a.m.
    Exley Science Center Lobby

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    The graduate marshal will prepare the graduating MA and PhD students for the Commencement Ceremony.

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    Farewell Brunch for the Class of 1973

    9–11 a.m.
    Usdan University Center, Daniel Family Commons
    After brunch, enjoy the view of the Commencement Ceremony

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    GLS Graduates Commencement Preparation

    9:30–10 a.m.
    GLS Office, 74 Wyllys Avenue

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    GLSP staff will prepare graduating students for the Commencement Ceremony.

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    Faculty and Undergraduates Assemble for Commencement

    10–10:45 a.m.
    Top of Foss Hill

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    Parent and Grandparents Educators Assemble for Commencement

    10:15–10:45 a.m.
    Top of Foss Hill

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    Parents and Grandparents of graduating seniors who work in the field of education are invited to march as a division in the Commencement Ceremony. Educators are then welcome to sit as a division, along with a guest, or may choose to sit in general seating following the procession. Educators must supply and wear their own regalia. Please respond in the online registration form if you would like to participate. Any questions please contact Cecilia McCall.

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    10:45 a.m. Procession
    11 a.m.–1 p.m. Ceremony
    Andrus Field, rain or shine
    No tickets or advance registration for the Ceremony

    Download the Commencement Procession Map

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    The ceremony will take place in the center of campus on Andrus Field, rain or shine, and will last approximately two–two and a half hours. The Ceremony can also be viewed live on the Commencement homepage and in locations around campus.

    Details on this year's Commencement speaker and honorary degree receipients can also be found on the Commencement homepage.

    All are welcome to attend Wesleyan's 191st Commencement Ceremony, there are no tickets. The 5,000 chairs on Andrus Field (some are outside, some under the large tent with full view of the podium) are available on a first-come, first-served basis. There is additional room for seating on Foss Hill (bring a blanket or folding chairs).

    Following the Ceremony:

    President’s Commencement Celebration: A casual gathering celebrating the Class of 2023 will take place immediately following the Commencement ceremony. Due to the large crowds at the gathering, families and students who wish to meet are encouraged to identify a place in advance (e.g., one of the buildings on College Row). Light refreshments will be available.
    McKelvey Green (lawn in front of College Row)

    GLS Champagne Reception and Diploma Distribution: GLS graduates and guests are invited to this reception. We will distribute diplomas and raise our glasses in a toast to the graduates!
    Tent, Center for the Arts Green Tent

    Accessibility Seating and Parking:

    Visitors needing accessible parking may utilize any of the designated spaces on campus with a properly displayed state-issued plate or placard from any state. Spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis. The ceremony takes place on Denison Terrace, which is parallel to the back of Olin Memorial Library. Mobility impaired guests may park in the Office of Admission parking lot. University staff and students driving golf carts will be available at to assist in transporting guests to-and-from the accessibility section on Andrus Field. Drivers may also drop of guests on Wyllys Avenue and then park elsewhere. Each disabled person may be accompanied by two family members in the accessible section (located on the area adjacent to the Zelnick Pavilion and Public Affairs Center). The form to request seating in the accessibility section and details on accessibility accommodations can be found on the Helpful Info page.

    Inclement Weather Plan:

    The Commencement Ceremony is held outdoors, rain or shine. Under severe weather conditions, the Ceremony may be shifted from the open field, where seating is unlimited, into the large tent on Andrus Field. Although the tent accommodates numerous spectators, seating is limited. In this scenario, we respectfully request that each graduate limit their guests to three seats under the tent. Please come prepared with raincoats, umbrellas, and appropriate footwear.

    Information will be posted on the Wesleyan homepage and the Reunion & Commencement website, and graduating seniors will be notified via email. Details will also be available at the Welcome + Giving Center at the Stewart M. Reid House. The Ceremony will be simulcast in the Memorial Chapel, Patricelli ’92 Theater, Ring Family Performing Arts Hall, and Tishler Lecture Hall (Room 150) at Exley Science Center, rain or shine. The ceremony may also be viewed on the Commencement homepage.

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    International Student Graduation Celebration

    2–4 p.m.
    Davison Health Center Green Tent