Sunday, May 19, 2019

Commencement Ceremony on the Olin Great Lawn

The 2019 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 18

4-5:30 pm

President's Reception Honoring the Class of 2019

Dining Hall

Sunday, May 19

Guest entrance to the tent will be staggered as follows:

12:00 pm

Guests requiring assistance

12:15 pm

Class of 2019 families

12:30 pm

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

12:45 pm

Classes of 2020, 2021 and 2022

The Ceremony will take place as follows:

1:00 pm

Ceremony begins

2:30 pm

Ceremony ends and a reception follows in the Oval

2019 Commencement Speaker


Amory Lovins
Co-Founder, Rocky Mountain Institute

Amory Lovins is a world-renowned energy innovator and consultant on efficient and sustainable energy policy, and co-founder and chief scientist at Rocky Mountain Institute

A prolific author and sought-after speaker, Mr. Lovins is energy advisor to major firms and governments in more than 70 countries. He is especially known for his pioneering work in energy efficiency and as a designer of superefficient buildings, factories and vehicles. Time Magazine has named him one of the world’s 100 most influential people, and he is the recipient of many awards, including the MacArthur Fellowship and the National Design and World Technology awards.

Learn more HERE.

If you would like to read Mr. Lovins' entire Commencement speech, please click here.