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Commencement Weekend

Traditional activities are organized by the senior class beginning Friday evening and will continue throughout the day on Saturday. These gatherings and events are open to the entire community of graduates and families, and attendance is voluntary.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Café at the Aula


The Aula

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Awarding of the Prizes


The Chapel

Recipients will be notified in advance.

President’s Reception in Honor of the Class of 2017

2:00pm – 4:00pm

Chapel Lawn

All friends, family and members of the Vassar community are invited.

Commencement Concert

3:00pm – 3:45pm

Skinner Recital Hall

Presented by members of the Music Department faculty.




Presented by the Council of Black Seniors and open to the Vassar community.

Dancing and Desserts, Champagne Reception


Students’ Building

All are welcome to join the celebration of graduating seniors.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Vassar College Commencement Ceremony


Outdoor Amphitheater

Reception immediately following commencement

Chapel Lawn