At Hartwick College, Commencement is much more than the ceremony in which we award the traditional baccalaureate hood and degrees are conferred on graduating students. It is the moment our students become alumni. It is the day they step off our campus prepared to make a difference in the world.

Commencement 2016 on Hartwick’s YouTube channel, 11:30 a.m., Saturday, May 21.

Professionally produced DVDs and digital downloads of the 2016 Nurses Pinning & Baccalaureate and the Commencement Ceremony are available for sale. 

To order DVDs or digital downloads visit


Important Dates

May 3 and May 4, 2016

Senior Packet Pick-Up
9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Your Senior packet will provide you with your Announcements to send to family and friends and printed information about important dates, times, and locations.
Dewar Union, 4th floor

May 10 & 11, 2016

Cap and Gown Pick-Up
9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location to be determined

Thursday, May 19, 2016

President’s Senior Farewell Dinner
7 – 8:00 p.m.
Thornwood, President’s Home
Join President Drugovich and Beth Steele at Thornwood to celebrate the culmination of your journey as a Hartwick student.

Friday, May 20, 2016

Senior Art Exhibition Reception
11:30 a.m.
Foreman Gallery, Anderson Center for the Arts

Nurses’ Pinning Ceremony
12:30 p.m.
Lambros Arena, Binder Physical Education Center

Baccalaureate Ceremony
5 p.m.
Lambros Arena, Binder Physical Education Center
Tickets not required.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Continental Breakfast (nominal fee/no reservation necessary)
8 a.m.
The Commons, Dewar Union

Class of 2016 Assembles
10 a.m. sharp
Lambros Arena, Binder Physical Education Center

Commencement Ceremony
11:30 a.m.
Elmore Field (rain or shine)


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