||9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
11:30 - 1:00 p.m.
1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
|Hospitality Table, Sayles-Hill Great Space
Commencement Rehearsal at commencement site (Bald Spot)
Picnic, Bald Spot (Rain: Burton Dining Hall)
Senior Convocationserious and lighthearted presentations by seniors, faculty and staff, Skinner Memorial Chapel
Departmental receptions for faculty, seniors and guests, Locations to be announced
Senior Dance Show, Arena Theater
Carleton Singers Commencement Concert, Skinner Memorial Chapel
President and Mrs. Lewis invite seniors and guests to a garden party, Nutting House, 217 Union Street
Wilton Park Memorial Dedication, near the Recreation Center
Marc von Trapp Memorial Dedication, Lower Arboretum
Student performing groups, Skinner Memorial Chapel
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|Buffet breakfast, Burton Dining Hall
Faculty and Trustees assemble
Commencement Exercises, lawn west of Hulings Hall (outside rain or shine)
Address by William Jefferson Clinton, President of the United States
Addresses by Honorary Degree recipients:
George Dixon, retired Chairman and CEO, US Bancorp, and Carleton Trustee Emeritus
Joyce Hughes, class of 1961, Professor at Northwestern University Law School
Bruno Nettl, Professor Emeritus of Music and Anthropology at the University of Illinois
Luncheon, lawn west of Skinner Memorial Chapel
Transportation from the Airport
The following companies may be contacted for transportation to Northfield and the Carleton campus. We encourage you to make your reservations in advance and confirm arrangements prior to scheduled arrival.
Airport Taxi: 800-464-0555
Care Tenders Airport Shuttle: 507-664-3859
Because President Clinton will be giving this years Commencement address, family members will not be allowed to leave their seats to take photographs during the ceremony. However, we are pleased to inform you that we have arranged for a professional photographer from Chappell Studio to take photographs of each graduate receiving their diploma. Five to seven days after Commencement, you will receive a free passport-sized, full-color proof in the mail. There is no obligation to purchase, and you will have the option of ordering from a variety of enlargement packages at very reasonable prices. Chappell Studio (www.chappell.com) guarantees complete satisfaction with your photograph package or you will receive a full refund, no questions asked. For more information phone 515-472-6892 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Packaging and Mailing Service
To assist with the volume of items that students have to send home, the College arranges for a shipping service to be on campus at the end of Spring Term. The service has a complete line of packaging materials and supplies for sale, as well as information on how to pack belongings for safe shipping. All packages are sent UPS; loss protection is provided for up to $50,000. All major credit cards (except Diners Club) as well as Travelers Cheques are accepted for payment.
Located on the lawn between Willis and Scoville Halls, the service will be available from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the following dates: Thursday-Tuesday, June 1-6 and Friday, June 9. On Saturday, June 10, the service will be offered from noon to 4 p.m. If you should have any questions about this service, please call the Office of Campus Activities at 507-646-4462.
In cooperation with Carleton College, HYERS VIDEO offers a professional multi-camera videotape of Commencement, which includes the entire ceremony, picnic, and a pictorial tour of campus. The video features many close-ups of seated graduates listening to speeches and receiving their diploma, as well as shots of "hugs and goodbyes" shared by graduates, friends, family and faculty during the picnic. (The video will be shorter if Carleton stops or moves the ceremony or picnic due to rain; Hyers Video is not responsible and offers no refunds if this occurs.)
Videos are available in VHS for $34 ($25 for additional copies). PAL/SECAM videos are $60/copy VHS only. Videos will be mailed August 1.
Please watch for a video order form in the mail soon.