For Seniors

Pick up your cap and gown

The College supplies, free of charge, caps and gowns for all seniors. If you are marching in Convocation, please go to The Williams Bookstore during one of the following times to get your cap and gown:

Wednesday, September 12, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Thursday, September 13, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Friday, September 14, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 15, 9:00 – 10:00 a.m

Academic tradition prescribes dark clothing for wear under the gowns. The tassel should be worn on the right-hand side.

After Convocation and before the all-campus picnic, seniors are encouraged to take off their caps and gowns before eating. Seniors must hang onto their caps and gowns until Commencement. The college will charge a fee if you require another cap and gown in the spring.

If you are not participating in Convocation you will have an opportunity to pick up a cap and gown in June.

Line up for the academic procession

Where: On Route 2, next to the Faculty House

When: Saturday, September 15, 10:15 a.m.

What to wear: Your cap and gown

Your Class Marshals will get you lined up. The procession steps off at exactly 10:40. The ceremony in Chapin Hall starts at 11:00 and lasts about an hour.

The ceremony will be followed by an all-campus picnic on Chapin Lawn.