Commencement will be professionally photographed and the images available here to download at no charge approximately two weeks later.
We do not guarantee every graduate will appear in the portfolio.
Students who plan to march in the Commencement ceremony must wear academic regalia. Baccalaureate degree and graduate students wear a black gown, mortarboard (black hat), tassel and a colorful hood. Associate degree students do not wear a hood.
Regalia may be ordered for no cost at The Stable’s Grad Fair held during the week of March 18. All regalia orders must be placed by April 1. At the fair, students may also shop for diploma frames, graduation announcements, class rings and college chairs. Some items are currently available for purchase from The Stable's website: shop.colby-sawyer.edu.
Students must pick up regalia at The Stable during Senior Week.
The Class of 2019 has planned a number of activities for graduates during their last week together on campus. Eligible seniors may purchase tickets for Senior Week events here or at the Student Activities Office. The base ticket price is $42 per student. Students who choose to not attend the Burlington Day and the Evening Harbor Cruise may be eligible for a $10 discount.
Monday, May 6
Casino Royale | 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. | Wheeler Hall
Zip up your dress, tighten your tie, and walk down the red carpet with your friends at the first Senior Week Event! Try your hand at blackjack, Texas hold’em and roulette and make sure to hit the photo booth. Attire is semi-formal/formal. Prizes will be raffled throughout the night, hors d’oeuvres will be served and cash bar will be available to those 21+.
Tuesday, May 7
Burpee Beach Rodeo | 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. | Quad (Pierce Park)
Break out your cowboy hat and dust off your boots. It’s time for a rodeo! There will be a southern style BBQ with music as well as, a mechanical bull and inflatables. Cash bar will be available to those 21+.
Wednesday, May 8
Burlington Day & Evening Harbor Cruise | 12 p.m.–12 a.m. | Burlington, Vt.
Spend the day shopping and seeing the sights around Burlington before setting sail for a 3-hour sunset cruise aboard the Spirit of Ethan Allen. Boarding begins at 5:30 with a 6:30 departure time. Pizza and cupcakes will be served and a cash bar will be available to those 21+.
Thursday, May 9
Graduation Cap Decorating Party | 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. | Ware 101
Just one last project before graduating! Decorate your cap with symbols of your major or athletic team or an inspirational quote! Enjoy time with your friends. Bring ideas and supplies (limited craft materials provided).
Friday, May 10
Family Friday Wacky Bingo | 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. | Dining Hall
Invite your family to join the fun at Family Wacky Bingo night with prizes and raffles.