Schedule of Events - 2013

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Awards Ceremony
12:30 PM, Dinand Library
The presentation of the Presidential Service Awards by President Rev. Philip L. Boroughs, S.J., assisted by the Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students Jacqueline D. Peterson, and Senior Academic Awards and Prizes by Nancy Baldiga, 2013 Class Dean.

Baccalaureate Mass
3:00 PM, Hart Lawn
(Rain Location: Hart Center)
Led by Fr. Boroughs, this liturgy of thanksgiving is open to all seniors, their families and their guests. There is no limit to the number of people who may attend the Baccalaureate Mass.


ALANA Baccalaureate Celebration
5:00 PM, Hogan Ballroom
A festive celebration for ALANA (African-American, Latin American, Asian American and Native American) and international students and their parents, family members, alumni and Commencement guests. Hosted by the Bishop Healy Committee of the Holy Cross Alumni Association
Please note: This celebration is by invitation only.

Baccalaureate Ball
9:00 PM - 12:30 AM, Kimball Dining Hall
Enjoy a magical night filled with music and dancing! This semi-formal evening for graduates and their parents will include hors d'oeuvres, crudités and delightful desserts.

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Friday, May 24, 2013

NROTC Commissioning
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM, at Hogan Ballroom.
This traditional ceremony awards commissions in the United States Navy and Marine Corps to men and women graduating through the NROTC program at the College of the Holy Cross.

(NOTE: Holy Cross students awarded commissions in the United States Army and Air Force participate in the ROTC Commissioning Ceremony at Worcester Polytechnic Institute.)

Commencement Exercises
10:30 AM, Fitton Field
(Rain Location: Hart Center Basketball Arena)
Please note: If ceremonies are inside, there is a 5 ticket maximum per graduate. Additional family members can view ceremonies live in the hockey arena at the Hart Center via closed-circuit broadcast.

Commencement Reception

12:30 - 2:30 PM, Kimball Quad and Main Dining Room
An opportunity for graduates and their guests to celebrate with faculty and staff. A light fare menu will be served.