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Commencement: Private Parties 

Deadline for reservations is Friday, May 1, 4:00 pm.

Outdoor private parties are allowed on campus on Commencement day by reserving the location in advance beginning Wednesday, April 1, 2015, via email to The College will not provide tables, chairs, other equipment or any set-ups for private parties, due to the demand placed on the College's equipment and personnel during Commencement weekend.

Please clean up after the party, using marked trash cans. Extra trash can liners may be obtained from the Office of Housing Management and Dining Services (HMDS), Sage Hall 138, 510.430.2127, between 9:00 am–12:00 pm & 1:00 pm–5:00 pm, Monday–Friday. There is no fee for use of the party location. However, a fee will be assessed if facilities and grounds are not cleaned up immediately following the party.

Reservable locations for outdoor parties:

Chapel - right side lawn
Chapel - left side lawn
CPM - Sundial Courtyard
CPM - El Campanil Courtyard
Duck Pond - by Music Building
Ethel Moore Olive Courtyard (paved area)
Ethel Moore Rhododendron Courtyard - 3 sites
Music Building Lawn
Betty Irene Moore Natural Sciences Building (NSB) - front patio
Olney/Orchard Meadow Courtyard - 2 sites
Prospect Hill Apartments - front lawn
Rothwell Center - Faculty Lounge back lawn
Rothwell Center - Strike Statue Patio
Sage Hall - lawn between NSB and Sage
Soccer Field –3 sites

Important: Interior spaces are not available for private parties, so please be prepared with a rain plan.

Alcohol Policy Acknowledgement: Private party sponsors are required to read and sign the Alcohol Policy Acknowledgement. No alcohol may be served at any of the outdoor parties.

Senior Send Off: THE event for all graduating seniors

General Information
Commencement Overview
January Grads
Weekend Activity Schedule

Academic Requirements
Graduation Application
Final Examinations/Theses
Transfer Credit Deadlines
Deadline for Incompletes
Failing Last Semester Course
Conferral of Degree
Honors and Awards

Financial Requirements
Mandatory Exit Loan Counseling

Preparing to Leave
Senior Survey
Expiration of Computing Accounts
Library Deadlines
Health Insurance after Degree Completion

Preparing for the Commencement Ceremony
Academic Regalia
Student Speakers
Walking Cards

You and Your Guests
Weekend Meal Service
Seating Information
What to Wear
Disability Needs
Safety & Transportation
Lost and Found
Photographing Commencement
Private Parties on Campus
Family and Friends Invitation

Contact Information

College Events
Sage Hall 125
P: 510.430.2145

Last Updated: 4/3/15