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We are evaluating all Academy events on a case by case basis to help flatten the COVID-19 curve. Our decisions are made prioritizing participant health and safety, while carefully considering the guidance of public health experts.
We will be in contact with seniors and their families regarding how this year’s commencement celebration will proceed. We'll provide updates on this page and on Wayland's social media channels.

Commencement Events

Commencement related events provide an opportunity for all students, faculty, family, and guests of the graduates to gather to celebrate the seniors’ achievements and wish them well. 

Sunday, May 3
6 p.m.
Formal Dinner, Pickard Dining Hall. (Cordial for all students)
7 p.m.
Honors Convocation, Kimberly Chapel. (Cordial for all students)
8 p.m.
Ice Cream Social for students, faculty, and staff in Pickard Dining Hall.
Saturday, May 16
8:45 a.m.
Alumni Breakfast, Pickard Dining Hall. (Cordial for seniors)
Cum Laude Society Luncheon, Pickard Dining Hall. (By invitation)
5 p.m.
Baccalaureate, Kimberly Chapel, for parents, faculty, staff, guests, and students. (Cordial for seniors)
5:45-6:45 p.m.
Buffet Dinner, Pickard Dining Hall, for parents, faculty, staff, guests, and students.*                  
7 p.m.
Senior Music Recital, Kimberly Chapel, for parents, faculty, staff, guests, and students. (Cordial for seniors)
7:45 p.m.
Dessert Reception for the Class of 2020 at Patterson House. Parents of seniors, faculty, staff, and guests are welcome.
Sunday, May 17
10 a.m.
Senior class photo, steps of Wayland Hall.
11 a.m.
Commencement, Lindsay Auditorium. (Cordial for all students)
12:30-1:30 p.m.
Buffet Luncheon, Pickard Dining Hall, for 2020 graduates, current students, parents, trustees, faculty, staff, and guests.*
Recommended attire for all events is formal dress for students and business dress for adults.
*Please note: Reservations for both the Buffet Dinner and/or Dessert Reception on May 16 and the Buffet Luncheon on May 17 must be made by May 8, 2020. Reservations are not required for current boarding students. No reservations are required for Commencement.
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