Commencement Schedule | St. Lawrence University Commencement

Commencement Schedule

On Sunday morning, a live webcast of Commencement will be available at this link

Friday, May 17
7:00-8:30 p.m.

Senior Dessert Social
Sullivan Student Center

RSVP information for the Social with Families and the Senior Class Dinner Dance is available here.

  • Includes hors d'ouevres, beer, wine, and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Please bring government-issued identification if you wish to enjoy beer or wine at the social
  • Dress is business casual

Saturday, May 18
1:30 p.m.         
Friends of the Libraries Annual Commencement Lecture
"The Desert Nine" - Dr. Michael Farley

Noble Center 001 (Launders Underground)

3:00 p.m.          
Phi Beta Kappa Induction
Peterson-Kermani Performance Hall

4:30 p.m.
Commencement Concert - The Laurentian Singers
Gunnison Chapel

6:30 p.m.                         
Senior Dinner Dance
Leithead Field House

This annual event is planned entirely by the Senior Class and is a chance to gather with other families for a great dinner and wonderful music.  Seating is from 5:45-6:15 p.m. and is open to those who have purchased tickets in advance.  RSVP information for the Social with Families and the Senior Class Dinner Dance is available hereFor questions not addressed here about the Senior Dinner Dance or Senior Dessert Social, please call (315) 229-5757.

Sunday, May 19
8:00 a.m.                     
Baccalaureate Service of Celebration  
Gunnison Chapel 
Baccalaureate is a traditional interfaith service of reading, poetry and music, a chance for reflection and thought before the Commencement Ceremony begins

9:00 a.m.                          
Seniors begin robing and line-up. Procession begins at 9:40 a.m.
Between Dean-Eaton Hall and Carnegie Hall or Newell Field House

10:00 a.m.                        
Creasy Commencement Commons or Newell Field House

Commencement will be followed by a reception on the Douglas Hall Quad or Leithead Field House.

After Commencement
ROTC Commissioning
Gunnison Chapel

1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
A buffet lunch will be available in Dana Dining Hall.  Seniors are guests of the University.  Grab a last bite before beginning your travels home!

6:00 p.m.
Residences close