Thursday, May 20, 2021

Baccalaureate

6:30 p.m.

Main Quad
The Trinity College Baccalaureate seeks to honor our scholars in community—both students and faculty. This occasion of celebration reflects our academic environment, invites thanksgiving, and includes elements of the rich diversity of spiritual, religious, and ethical thinking embodied by our community. In-person for students, faculty, and staff, live-streamed for families.

Friday, May 21, 2021

Morning Commencement Ceremony

8:45 a.m.
Bachelor’s Degree Candidates Formation

Lower Long Walk, near Cinestudio
Wearing academic regalia (caps and gowns), bachelor’s degree candidates assemble on the Lower Long Walk near Cinestudio for the processional to the Quadrangle.

10:20 a.m.
Academic Procession Begins

Long Walk
The tradition of stepping on The Luther-Roosevelt Long Walk inscription in front of the Fuller Arch in Northam Towers for the first time on Commencement day continues. Members of the Trinity community, as well as visitors, have generally avoided stepping on the inscription, perhaps instinctively aware that it is connected with some event in the College’s history. The inscription in fact commemorates the visit in June 1918 of former President of the United States Theodore Roosevelt, who delivered an address and received an honorary degree at Commencement.

10:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
Commencement Ceremony

The Main Quad (campus map location)
Commencement is the central and most important event of the Trinity academic year. The College faculty gathers together with the families and friends of the graduating class to celebrate their achievements in a ceremony that has endured for nearly two centuries.

Afternoon Commencement Ceremony

12:45 p.m.
Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree Candidates Formation

Lower Long Walk, near Cinestudio
Wearing academic regalia (caps and gowns), bachelor’s and master’s degree candidates assemble on the Lower Long Walk near Cinestudio for the processional to the Quadrangle.

2:20 p.m.
Academic Procession Begins

Long Walk
The tradition of stepping on The Luther-Roosevelt Long Walk inscription in front of the Fuller Arch in Northam Towers for the first time on Commencement day continues. Members of the Trinity community, as well as visitors, have generally avoided stepping on the inscription, perhaps instinctively aware that it is connected with some event in the College’s history. The inscription in fact commemorates the visit in June 1918 of former President of the United States Theodore Roosevelt, who delivered an address and received an honorary degree at Commencement.

2:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m.
Commencement Ceremony

The Main Quad (campus map location)
Commencement is the central and most important event of the Trinity academic year. The College faculty gathers together with the families and friends of the graduating class to celebrate their achievements in a ceremony that has endured for nearly two centuries.