Convocation 2022

Fall Convocation is the ceremonial opening of the academic year. It celebrates the Senior Class and its many accomplishments and introduces six exceptionally accomplished Williams graduates who will receive  Bicentennial Medals.

College Chaplains will open and close the ceremony.  There will be welcoming remarks by President Maud Mandel and the Senior Class Marshals, as well as musical performances by members of the Senior Class.  Dean Gretchen Long will present the Grosvenor Cup Award as well as the seniors elected to Phi Beta Kappa at the end of their junior year. We will end with a singing of The Mountains

This event is open to the public. No tickets required. Visitors are expected to be fully vaccinated. While proof of vaccination is generally not needed for admission, some events may require it: please check individual listings for details. For full information about campus policies and safety measures, visit the college’s Covid-19 website.

Convocation Schedule, Saturday, September 10, 2022

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

Convocation takes place in Chapin Hall. The program lasts about an hour. An all-campus picnic follows on Chapin Lawn. (Dining Halls are closed for lunch.) The ceremony will be recorded and posted on Williams YouTube after the event.

Contact Carrie Greene or College Marshal Lee Park with questions.