Fall Convocation marks the beginning of the academic year. This ceremony celebrates the Senior Class and its many accomplishments, and introduces 4-7 exceptionally interesting Williams graduates who will receive Bicentennial Medals. Convocation takes place in Chapin Hall.

Convocation Schedule, Saturday, September 7, 2019

  • 10:15 a.m. Academic Procession lines up
  • 10:40 a.m. Academic Procession begins
  • 11:00 a.m. Program begins in Chapin Hall


The program lasts about an hour. An all-campus picnic follows on Chapin Lawn.

Seniors and masters candidates and current and emeritus faculty march in caps and gowns. Please follow the links for specific instructions.

Contact Carrie Greene or College Marshal Jay Thoman with questions.