Celebrate, Engage, & Connect

The strength and resilience of the Class of 2022 has been truly admirable while you have tackled rigorous academic work, coped with the many unknowns brought about by the pandemic, and missed so many of the traditions that are hallmarks of the Carleton experience. We aim to honor and acknowledge all that you have achieved and overcome this year and in the past four years. We look forward to celebrating you throughout Senior Week and commencement day as you transition to become members of our alumni community.

The Senior Week schedule has a variety of activities designed to provide opportunities to celebrate, engage, and connect with your classmates. Please see below for the activities scheduled Monday-Saturday.

Monday, June 6 | Tuesday, June 7 | Wednesday, June 8 | Thursday, June 9 | Friday, June 10 | Saturday, June 11

Schedule of Events

Monday, June 6

10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. SENIOR WEEK WRISTBAND DISTRIBUTION, Sayles-Hill Campus Center Patio. Rain location is Sayles Great Space. 
This check-in station is for seniors currently on campus. Check-in is mandatory for all seniors participating in Senior Week. Students will receive a wristband that grants access to all events. BRING YOUR ONECARD!

9:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. MUSIC @ THE CONTENTED COW
Senior Week wristband required. Government-issued ID needed for the purchase of alcohol. OneCards cannot be used for proof of age. Due to venue capacity, no guests are permitted. This is a private event for the Class of 2022 and closed to the public. Pizza provided from various local restaurants throughout the night.

Tuesday, June 7

10:00 a.m. “FUN ON THE RUN”, Recreation Center
Run with classmates out to the wind turbine and back (roughly 5 miles). Free T-shirts for everyone who participates! Meet at the entrance of the Recreation Center.

12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. BUBBLE SOCCER, Bald Spot
A fun twist on a classic sport. In this 5-on-5 soccer game, students play while inside inflatable bubbles! Students will be bouncing after the ball and off of each other. The rules for the game are the same as normal soccer. There’s no touching the ball with your hands, even though you are encased in a bubble. Build your “dream team” of 5 in advance, or just show up to be placed on a team.

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. INTRAMURAL GAMES, Recreation Center
(outdoor and indoor activity options).  Last Chance to win that IM Champion T-shirt!

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. BUCKET LIST BOULDERING and CLIMBING, Recreation Center
If you have yet to boulder or climb, there is no better time than today to cross it off your bucket list!

5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. SENIOR CLASS PICNIC DINNER, Bald Spot
The dining halls are closed to seniors this evening. You began your culinary experience at Carleton with a picnic dinner during New Student Week, so we thought it would be appropriate to have another just before Commencement. There will be a variety of delicious food. Senior Week wristband required. Rain back-up: LDC

8:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. SENIOR WEEK COMEDY SHOW, Little Nourse Theater
Join the comedy seniors one last time for a show in Little Nourse! Queens of Comedy, Cujokra, and Lenny Dee come together for a senior week show.

9:30 p.m. OUTDOOR MOVIE, Space Jam, A New Legacy, Bald Spot
Space Jam, A New Legacy, is a 2021 American live-action/animated sports comedy film directed by Malcolm D. Lee. It is a standalone sequel to the 1996 film Space Jam and stars NBA player LeBron James, as well as Don Cheadle and Sonequa Martin-Green. The film also features the Looney Tunes characters such as Bugs Bunny, Lola Bunny, and Daffy Duck.

Wednesday, June 8

11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. SENIOR SHOWCASE, Sayles-Hill Great Space
Pick up or purchase regalia at the bookstore! Connect with Alumni Relations, Annual Fund, Career Center, Alumni Admissions Representatives, ITS, Campus Services, and the Library. Grab a cookie or two while you are there.

4:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. DIGITAL PHOTO STATION, Bald Spot Near Chapel (Note: Times are approximate)

4:45 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. SENIOR BANQUET 
The Senior Banquet is your first Carleton alumni event. Join us under the tent on the Chapel Lawn for an appetizer reception followed by dinner. The dining halls are closed to seniors this evening. Dress to your comfort level (shoes will be required), but you are invited to dress up for photos.

This is a celebration exclusively for the senior class, so no guests are permitted. This event is sponsored by the Office of Alumni Relations in coordination with the Class of 2022 senior committee. Please contact Estelle Bayer with any questions.

9:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.m.  SENIOR PROM, The Grand Event Center, 316 Washington Street
This is a private event for Carleton seniors. Senior Week wristband is required for admittance. Light appetizers and non-alcoholic beverages provided. A government-issued ID and cash/credit card needed for purchase of alcohol. OneCards cannot be used for proof of age. Seniors are allowed one guest, but must be registered in advance by 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 7th. Please note there is a $25 guest charge. Unregistered guests and non-seniors will not be admitted. Please contact the Student Activities Office (x4462) for more information.

Thursday, June 9

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. “WORDS OF WISDOM”, Sayles-Hill Campus Center, Room 254
Seniors, as you enjoy the festivities of Senior Week, we encourage you to leave your “Words of Wisdom” and record a welcome message to the incoming class. Either as a group or as an individual, help welcome the class of 2026. Thank you for your time and words of encouragement.

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. ICE CREAM WITH THE DEAN OF STUDENTS OFFICE, Sayles-Hill Campus Center Patio
Stop by and enjoy some ice cream with representatives from the Division of Student Life. Students and families welcome.

Friday, June 10 

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. HOSPITALITY TABLES, Sayles Great Space
Information, Maps, Buttons, and refreshments. A limited number of wheelchairs are available for use on a first-come, first-served basis. 

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. SENIOR ART SALE, Bald Spot


12:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. 2022 SENIOR ART SHOW, Weitz Center Perlman Teaching Museum


3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. PRESIDENT’S GARDEN PARTY, Nutting House 

5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. SHABBAT SERVICE (Jewish, but all are welcome!), Weitz 236