Senior Class Candlelight Ceremony (Friday)
The Candlelight Ceremony provides a time for celebration and reflection. Families are welcome to attend. In the event of rain, the ceremony will be held under a tent in the Sunken Garden, with graduates getting first priority for available space under the tent. Caps and gowns (but not hoods) should be worn to the Candlelight Ceremony. The tassel should be worn on the right side of the mortar board.
Walk Across Campus (Saturday)
All degree candidates should gather in front of the Wren Building for a final walk together across campus. Class Officers will introduce the three Honorary Marshals who will lead the procession from the Wren Building to William & Mary Hall. Caps, gowns, and hoods should be worn for the Walk Across Campus. The tassel should be worn on the right side of the mortar board. Mortar boards may not have objects or inappropriate messages attached.
Main Commencement Ceremony (Saturday)
The undergraduate procession will form on the Lower Level of William & Mary Hall starting approximately one-hour before the start of the Academic Procession (as students arrive from the Walk Across Campus). Graduates must enter W&M Hall through the back entrance (across from the tennis courts) and your family must use the main entrances unless they need to access the special low-level seating areas. There will be faculty marshals, staff and signs guiding students to the proper location once inside the Hall.
Caps, gowns and hoods should be worn for the main ceremony. The tassel is worn on the right side of the mortar board until the degree is awarded. Mortar boards may not have objects or inappropriate messages attached.