Schedule of Events
May 20-21, 2016
Details of these activities and events may change by May 21. An up-to-date final schedule, noting time changes and locations, will be available upon your arrival on campus. Please be sure to pick one up at the Information Desk in Case Center's Commons area, second floor, on Friday, May 20, between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. Your senior will also receive a copy.
Friday, May 20
12 -6 pm
At the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery:
Borrowed Light: Selections from the Jack Shear Photography Gift
For more information on these exhibitions, go to https://tang.skidmore.edu/exhibitions/upcoming
This exhibit showcases outstanding works in all media by senior studio-art majors.
|10:00 am - 12 pm||Periclean Honors Forum: Recognition for Graduating Seniors and Periclean Scholar Awards
Filene Recital Hall, Filene Hall
Held annually, the Periclean Scholar Awards competition recognizes excellence by awarding up to four prizes to seniors for distinguished projects in all disciplines. Periclean Scholar Awards recipients share the honor of this achievement at a ceremonial presentation of the project open to the College community. Following these presentations, Honors Forum members who are graduating seniors will receive their recognition medals. A reception will follow to celebrate graduating HF seniors and Periclean Scholar Awards recipients.
|12:30 pm||Senior Varsity Athlete Recognition Luncheon
Main Gym, Williamson Sports Center
By invitation only.
|2:00 pm||Phi Beta Kappa Initiation
Induction ceremony for new members. Faculty, staff, students, and their families are welcome to attend. Reception follows.
2:00 - 3:00 pm
Tour of the Tang Teaching Museum
|3:30 pm||Class of 2016 Parents Fund Brick Dedication Ceremony
Case Center Plaza (Rain plan - Case Center)
A brief ceremony for seniors, families, and friends to dedicate the Class of 2016 brick pathway, given by the families of the Class of 2016 in honor of their graduating seniors. Each brick is engraved with the name of the student whose parents participate in the Class of 2016 Parents Fund.
For more information about Class of 2016 Parents Fund, call Ann Dejnozka, Director
of Family Leadership Giving, at 518-580-5635 or visit
|4:30 - 6:30 pm||President's Reception
Scribner House, 791 North Broadway
President Philip A. Glotzbach and Marie B. Glotzbach greet seniors, their guests, trustees, faculty, and staff at their home, historic Scribner House.
Saturday, May 21
|8:00 – 10:00 am||Breakfast
Murray-Aikins Dining Hall, Skidmore College Campus
Families, friends, and seniors are welcome as guests of the College.
|10:00 am||Commencement Procession Formation
Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Spa State Park
Seniors arrive, pick up diplomas, and form processional.
|10:30 am||Faculty members and platform party members form processional.
Audience members are asked to be seated by this time.
105th Commencement Exercises
This event will be live-streamed.
|2:00 - 4:00 pm||