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. Check back often, as the schedule is subject to change. Additionally, information for Carleton Seniors including what you need for know for commencement can be find by clicking this link.

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

COUNTDOWN: Three days to go! What time do I have to arrive Saturday? Where do I line up? Click here for answers to these and many more questions!

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. See the photo gallery from 2019 for inspiration! Be sure to RSVP by midnight on May 31 as reservations are required.

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

COUNTDOWN: Two days to go! Is there a rehearsal? Where do I sit? Where do I stand? Click here for more info!

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 

COUNTDOWN: One day to go! What do I do once I am onstage? Click here for more info on this and much more important Commencement information!

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


  • Burton Hall Terrace (Rain: Sayles-Hill 251 & Atrium)
    • Economics
  • Lawn south of Leighton Hall (Rain: Leighton Hall main floor)                                                   
    • Africana Studies                                            
    • History                                                 
    • Philosophy                                                          
    • Religion                                                               
    • Sociology & Anthropology                          
    • Women’s & Gender Studies                
  • Lawn south of Laird Hall (Rain: Laird Hall Second Floor Lounge)
    • English           
  • Patio between the Center for Math and Computing and Boliou Hall (Rain: Math – CMC lobby / CS and P&A – Olin North Lobby)
    • Computer Science                                             
    • Mathematics & Statistics                 
    • Physics & Astronomy            
  • Lawn in front of Boliou Hall (Rain: Boliou Hall main floor)
    • Art & Art History           
  • Lawn west of Goodsell Observatory, by the tree closest to Laird (Rain: Goodsell Observatory lobby)
    • American Studies        
    • Educational Studies                                       
    • Environmental Studies      
  • Lawn north of Olin Hall, by the tree closest to Olin (Rain: Olin North East Lobby, by Olin 141 & 149)
    • Cognitive Science              
    • Neuroscience      
    • Psychology                         
  • Anderson Amphitheater (Rain: East end of the Anderson Atrium)                                                      
    • Chemistry                                                       
    • Geology          
  • Lawn in front of Hulings Hall (Rain: Hulings Hall Atrium)
    • Biology                      
  • Japanese Garden (Rain: Watson Hall Lounge)
    • Asian Languages and Literatures  
    • Asian Studies                                                                                                               
    • Classics                                                
    • French                                                  
    • German & Russian                                            
    • Latin American Studies                   
    • Linguistics                                                          
    • Middle Eastern Languages                              
    • Spanish   
  • Weitz Center Commons and Courtyard
    • Cinema & Media Studies                  
    • Music                                                
    • Theater & Dance     
  • Alumni Guest House Patio and Meeting Room
    • Political Science   

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

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. POSSE GRADUATION, Great Hall

7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. A CAPELLA CONCERT, Boliou 104 CANCELLED

8:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. PHI BETA KAPPA INDUCTION AND RECEPTION, Skinner Chapel 

Saturday, June 11


7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. GRADUATES CHECK-IN, tables near Boliou and Goodsell
Watch for signage directing you to the correct area. 

8:50 a.m. GRADUATES LINE UP, Goodsell to CMC
Line up along the sidewalks from Goodsell to CMC, directed by the Dean of the College Office Staff.


11:25 a.m. CONGRATULATIONS, CLASS OF 2022! You did it!

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. LUNCH SERVED
Boxed Lunches will be served on the Bald Spot in the Chapel Tent for seniors and families. 

2:00 p.m. All residential seniors must be moved out of campus housing no later than 2:00 p.m.


See you soon at events, Convocations, Family Weekend and Reunions!

Visit the Commencement website for additional information.

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