Commencement Weekend

    If you'd like to get involved in the planning or have questions, please contact Emily Kate Smith '10 at [email protected] or 410-778-7883.

    Friday,  May 17

    7:00-10:00 a.m.

     

    • Breakfast
      Hodson Hall Commons
      $12.25 paid at entrance to dining hall
    8:00 a.m.–5 p.m.
    • Weekend Activities
      Menu of activities to include boat trips, tours, other alumni affinity activities
    1:00-4:00 p.m.
    • 50th Crab Feast for Class of 1974 ('74 grads and their guests only)
    4:30-7:30 p.m.
    • Dinner
      Hodson Hall Commons
      $16.99 paid at entrance to dining hall
    5:00-7:30 p.m.
    • Older and Wiser Alumni Dinner
    7:30-8:30 p.m.
    • Sophie Kerr Prize Announcement
      Hotchkiss Recital Hall, Gibson

    Saturday, May 18

    8:00-11:00 a.m.
    • Open House Breakfast
      Alumni House
    8:00a.m.–5:00 p.m.
    • Weekend Activities
      Menu of activities to include boat trips, tours, other alumni affinity activities

    Noon–2:00 p.m.   
    • All-Campus Picnic turned River Party
      Hodson Boat House
    4:00-6:00 p.m. 
    • Alumni Toast to the class of 2024 with parents, honoring legacy graduates
      Miller Library Terrace 
    4:30-7:30 p.m.
    • Dinner
      Hodson Hall Commons
      $16.99 paid at entrance to dining hal
    6:00-8:00 p.m.
    • Preakness Party
      Underwood Lobby, Gibson
      Hosted by Advancement/Alumni (1782 members and '74 grads only)

     Sunday, May 19

    7:00–10:00 a.m.      
    • Breakfast
      Hodson Hall Commons
      $12.25 paid at entrance to dining hall
    10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.       
    • College Bookstore open
      Casey Academic Center, First Floor
      Stop by and grab some Washington College gear!
    10:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.    
    • 241st Commencement Exercises
      Campus Lawn (rain location: Johnson Fitness Center Field House)
      Please join the Class of 2024 on the occasion of their graduation from Washington College. If rain, admission is by ticket only to the JFC. Each graduate is given six tickets to distribute as desired.  (For anyone on campus, if fair weather. If foul weather, admission is by ticket only.) The event will be simulcast in in Norman James Theater, Smith Hall and Decker Theater if inclement weather.

    Registration opens April 1. Planning is in progress!


    May 17-19, 2024


    Please join us for the 241st Commencement of Washington College. We will be celebrating and honoring our newest members of the alumni community, the Class of 2024, as well as the Class of 1974 for their 50th reunion. Those celebrating their 55th, 60th, and 65th will also receive special recognition ('69, '64, and '59 grads). 


    Staying in town? Get info about local accommodations.


    Have questions? Contact [email protected]. We look forward to seeing you!