Commencement 2016

4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Awards Ceremony - Flickinger Arts Center
5:30 p.m Baccalaureate Dinner for seniors, families, and faculty - Doe Dining Hall
(underclassmen barbecue - Barrette Campus Center patio)
7:00 p.m. Baccalaureate Service – Meriden Congregational Church (parents only please due to limited seating) This event will be live streamed and simulcast in Flickinger Arts Center. All graduation guests are welcome to attend.
8:15 p.m. Senior performances – Flickinger Arts Center
10:30 p.m. House check-in for all students / All day students off campus
8:30-10:00 a.m. Senior Class Breakfast (students only) – Bishop Cottage (the home of Mr. and Mrs. Pollard) -- pick up gowns, decorate caps and sign yearbooks
10:30 a.m. Seniors pick-up flowers and form processional at Munro House
10:50 a.m. Senior and faculty processional to quadrangle
11:00 a.m. Commencement Ceremony on the quadrangle *This event will be held outside RAIN OR SHINE*
Lunch reception immediately following ceremony – Doe Dining Commons and Barrette Campus Center
1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Checkout for boarding seniors with administrative office and house heads (rooms clean and cleared of student belongings please)
Awards, Baccalaureate and Senior Performances
Girls: Dresses, any length, any color
Dress shoes (no flip flops)
Boys: Long dress pants, collared dress shirt, tie and blazer
Dress shoes (no flip flops)
Commencement Ceremony
Girls: Dresses any length, any color
Dress shoes (no flip flops)
Boys: Dress pants, white shirt with senior tie
Dress shoes (no flip flops)


List of 5 frequently asked questions.

  • Q. May I take my child off campus for dinner on Friday evening?

    Because there are so many events taking place on campus, we prefer that students and their immediate family stay on campus.  A special graduation dinner will be held, and this is a great opportunity to gather in celebration of the weekend.
  • Q. How can I invite people to graduation?

    Families may order invitations for friends and family through Josten's, our graduation vendor. Please call 1-800-567-8367 and mention you are from Kimball Union. If you have any questions please call Sarah Mooore, Director of Marketing Communications, a
  • Q. How many people can attend graduation?

    We plan to hold graduation on the Bicentennial Quadrangle. There are plenty of seats and space for as many guests as you would like to invite. In the event of severe inclement weather, graduation will take place in Flickinger Auditorium. Seating will be given in priority order of immediate family, extended family and friends. Because seating in Flickinger is limited we will live broadcast the ceremony to other locations on campus to accommodate all guests.
  • Q. Is there reserved seating at graduation?

    There are not reserved seats, but there will be plenty of seats for everyone. We ask that you arrive after 10:00 am to choose seats.
  • Q. Where will the ceremony be held in the event of incement weather?

    Commencement will be held on the quad, rain or shine. While we will plan for bright blue skies and warm temperatures, please be sure to bring clothes that would allow you to be comfortable to be outside if it does happen to be cool and damp.


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