Commencement Weekend Schedule

Commencement Weekend Schedule

Times may be subject to change. Please check back often for the latest updates.

Friday, May 13

10:00 a.m.
Rehearsal (Students only)
Bird Hillside Theater

11:15 a.m.
Senior Brunch and Class Day Celebration (Students only)
Rush Gymnasium

1:00 p.m.
Lavender Graduation Celebration*
Academic Quad

3:00 p.m.
Phi Beta Kappa Initiation Ceremony
The Choi Auditorium, Johnson Hall

5:00 p.m. 
Asian Pacific Islander Graduation Celebration*
Thorne Hall Lawn/Patio

8:00 p.m. 
The OXYS Senior Athlete Recognition and Awards Reception*
Rush Gymnasium

7:30 p.m.
Theater Performance: Out At Sea
Taylor Pool

Theater Tickets: purchase online or call 323-259-2922

Saturday, May 14

9:00 a.m.
Baccalaureate: A Multi-Faith Celebration
Speaker: Aziza Hasan, Executive Director of Newground
Herrick Memorial Chapel and Interfaith Center, Upper Level

10:00 a.m.
Brunch with President Veitch for Students and Family
Collins House Patio

10:00 a.m.
Conversation with Oxy's Commencement Speaker
Swan Hall, Dumke Commons
 

11:30 a.m.
International Student Graduation Celebration*
Mitchell Garden

12:30 p.m.
First Generation Graduation Reception
Weingart Patio

2:00 p.m.
Latinx Graduation Celebration*
Thorne Lawn/Patio

4:00 p.m.
Occidental Glee Club Senior Concert
Herrick Memorial Chapel and Interfaith Center, Upper Level

5:00 p.m.
Black Graduation Celebration*
Academic Quad

8:30 p.m.
Theater Performance: Measure For Measure
Keck Theater

Theater Tickets: purchase online or call 323-259-2922

Sunday, May 15

Doors open at 7 a.m. The Commencement ceremony is expected to last a minimum of 2 1/2 hours. No-host food trucks will be on campus for the post-graduation reception. Cash is recommended.
 

8:45 a.m.
Commencement Processional
Bird Hillside Theater

9:00 a.m.
Commencement**
Speaker: Professor Randall Kennedy from Harvard Law School
Bird Hillside Theater

11:30 a.m. (time approx.)
Post-Graduation Reception
Academic Quad


*Invitations will be mailed out separately; reservations are required.

**Wristbands required for entry to the Commencement ceremonies. Each student will receive 7 wristbands. Children under the age of two, who will be lap sitting, do not require a wristband.

Contact


Laura Crescenzo
Assistant Director of Events for the President
Office of the President

Email: crescenzo@oxy.edu
Phone: (323) 259-1346