2022 Weekend & Traditions
Thursday, May 19
3:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m.
Villard Room, College Center: By invitation only
Friday, May 20
3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
Native American and Indigenous Graduation Stole Ceremony
Francis Lehman Loeb Art Center, Sculpture Garden
Alumni of Native American and Indigenous descent will present identifying senior graduates with stoles to wear with their caps and gowns during Commencement. This ceremony marks the seniors’ transition to the world outside Vassar and welcomes them into the ranks of the alumni.
4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Villard Room, College Center
We will celebrate the Transitions Class of 2022 with students, families, and supporters! Refreshments will be served and cords will be distributed.
5:30 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
Phi Beta Kappa Reception
President’s Lawn Tent, By Invitation Only
Saturday, May 21
10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Awarding of Prizes
President’s Lawn Tent
Presented by the Dean of the College and the Dean of Studies. The senior prize recipients will be awarded scholarship prizes and awards. Recipients will be notified in advance.
12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.
Latinx Student Union ( LSU) Stole Ceremony
Library Lawn Tent
Alumni of Latinx descent will present graduating Latinx identifying seniors with a stole to wear with their caps and gowns during Commencement. This ceremony marks the seniors’ transition to the world outside Vassar and welcomes them into the ranks of the alumni.
1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m.
AAAVC Kente Cloth Ceremony
Members of the African American Alumni of Vassar College (AAAVC) will celebrate with Black seniors and their families at the 30th Annual Kente Cloth ceremony. Alumni will officially welcome the seniors to the alumni community as they bestow kente cloths to be worn with caps and gowns at Commencement.
1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
Performances by Vassar College A Cappella Groups
Lehman Loeb Art Center
2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.
Asian Pacific Islander (API) Graduation Ceremony
Alumni of Asian and Pacific descent will present identifying senior graduates with a red satin stole to wear with their caps and gowns during Commencement. This ceremony marks the seniors’ transition to the world outside Vassar and welcomes them to the alumni community.
2:30 p.m.–3:15 p.m.
Skinner Hall of Music
An annual tribute to the graduating seniors presented by the Music Department Faculty.
3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
President’s Reception in Honor of the Class of 2022
All friends, family and members of the Vassar community are invited.
Sponsored and planned by the Council of ALANA Seniors (formerly CBS) student organization. A celebration, rooted in traditions of the African diaspora, of faith and spirituality in recognition of academic achievement. Open to the entire community of graduates and families.
Posse Veteran Program Graduation Ceremony
Alumnae House: By invitation only
Posse Foundation staff, faculty, college administrators, and family will offer congratulations to graduating Posse Veteran seniors and present them with red/white/blue cords to wear with their caps and gowns during Commencement.
7:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.
Sponsored by the Class of 2022. Bring your family and friends to enjoy champagne, light desserts and dancing!