Saturday, May 18, 2019

All Day

Explore Hartford

11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
The Chapel Singers Concert

The Chapel (campus map location)
The Chapel Singers is Trinity College’s oldest student organization, founded in 1825. Recently featured as a “Trinity Treasure” in The Trinity Reporter, the group’s membership is comprised of students from a wide variety of academic disciplines who enjoy singing challenging choral music in Trinity’s landmark Chapel. The group sings at major college occasions, Chapel services, and in concerts on and off campus. The Chapel Singer’s most recent tour was to Venice, Italy in May 2017, which included two performances with the Venice Music Project Orchestra. This Commencement weekend concert will feature music the group has sung throughout the 18–19 academic year.

noon–1:30 p.m.
Phi Beta Kappa Initiation Luncheon and Ceremony

Mather Hall, Washington​ Room (campus map location)
Members are elected from among those students who have achieved the highest general scholastic standing. Election to Phi Beta Kappa is widely regarded as a mark of highest distinction. The Trinity chapter, known as the Beta of Connecticut, was chartered by the Yale chapter, the Alpha of Connecticut, on June 16, 1845, and is the eighth oldest chapter of Phi Beta Kappa in the United States.

1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Studio Art Class of 2019 Commencement Exhibition and Reception

Crescent Center for Arts and Neuroscience (campus map location)

2:00–3:00 p.m.
2019 Parents Senior Tribute Gift Brick Ceremony and Reception with President Joanne Berger-Sweeney

Top of the Lower Long Walk (near the Raether Library and Cinestudio)
(Rain Location: Raether Library and Information Technology Center, Englehardt Room)
The 2019 Parents Senior Tribute Gift Campaign gives parents and families a way to make a lasting and meaningful difference at the college in honor of their graduating students. To honor all of our seniors, every graduate will have his or her name engraved on a brick that will last in perpetuity at the college. Gather at the top of the Lower Long Walk with your senior for the brick unveiling ceremony and reception with light refreshments. 2019 Parents Senior Tribute Gift​​

4:00–5:00 p.m.

The Chapel​ (campus map location)
Professor of Language and Cultural Studies Johannes Evelein will address graduating students and their guests. Assistant Professor of Theater and Dance Peter Kyle will bring movement and dance as well as works by artist Caleb Nussear into this celebratory occasion.

5:00–6:00 p.m.
Reception for International Students and Families

Admissions and Career Development Center (campus map location)

5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Illinois Scholar Pre-Graduation Dinner 

Hallden Hall – North Wing, Dangremond Family Commons (campus map location)

6:00–6:45 p.m.
Roman Catholic Vigil Mass

The Chapel (campus map location)

Sunday, May 19, 2019

8:00 – 9:30 a.m.
Posse Scholars Breakfast

Mather Hall, Terrace Rooms (campus map location)

9:00–9:45 a.m.
Service of Holy Communion ​

The Chapel (campus map location)

10:00 a.m.
Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree Candidates Formation

Lower Long Walk, near Cinestudio
(extreme weather location: Koeppel Community Sports Center, 175 New Britain Avenue)
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.

10:50 a.m.
Academic Procession Begins (Processional Guide​)​

Long Walk
(extreme weather location: Koeppel Community Sports Center, 175 New Britain Avenue)
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.

11:00 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
193rd Commencement Ceremony

The Main Quad (campus map location)
(extreme weather location: Koeppel Community Sports Center, 175 New Britain Avenue)
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. A live video will be available beginning at 10:30 a.m.

1:30–5:00 p.m.
Post-Commencement College Celebration and Departmental Celebrations

-English Department – Admissions and Career Development Center, Grand Room 301 (campus map location)
-IDPA Reception – Athletic Multipurpose Field

Athletic multipurpose field (down the hill from the Chapel), rain or shine (campus map location)
Join President Joanne Berger-Sweeney, Board of Trustees members, and current faculty and staff in the College tent. Enjoy music and conversation with professors and administrators, have your picture taken with your classmates and the Bantam in the photo booth, and more. A light lunch and refreshments will be provided. For those interested, individual tent rentals will also be available.