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Sunday, May 17, 2020

Commencement Ceremony on the Olin Great Lawn

The 2020 ceremony will begin at 1:00 p.m. (sharp) on the Olin College Great Lawn. Each graduate will be called to the stage by name to receive his/her degree. A photographer will be recording the event. Information on how to obtain these photographs will available through the Development, Family and Alumni Relations office following Commencement. Guests are encouraged to wear business casual attire to commencement events. 

Commencement Schedule

Saturday, May 16

4-5:30 pm

President's Reception Honoring the Class of 2020

Dining Hall

Sunday, May 17

Guest entrance to the tent will be staggered as follows:

12:00 pm

Guests requiring assistance

12:15 pm

Class of 2020 families

12:30 pm

Alumni and other invited guests (e.g., President's Council)

12:45 pm

Classes of 2021, 2022 and 2023

The Ceremony will take place as follows:

1:00 pm

Ceremony begins

2:30 pm

Ceremony ends and a reception follows in the Oval

2020 Commencement Speaker: Lawrence Bacow

Harvard President Lawrence Bacow

Harvard President Lawrence Bacow will be the speaker at Olin College’s fifteenth commencement on May 17, 2020.

One of the most highly regarded academic leaders in America, Bacow was named Harvard’s 29th president in 2018. At Harvard, Bacow has been focused on supporting scholarship and research, encouraging civic engagement, and expanding opportunity for all.

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