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Schedule of Activities - 2019

The table below shows the activities surround Caltech's commencement ceremony.

Reservations will open for all Commencement events on Grad Fair day in mid-April  The ceremony on Beckman Mall does not require any tickets or reservations.

The columns on the right show whether the event requires reservations or is open, and to whom.

U = Undergraduates; G = Graduate Students; F&S = Faculty & Staff
R = please make a reservation for this event by Friday, May 17; O = open with no reservation required

Date (2019) Time Location Event U G Families F&S Public
Thursday, April 18 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Hameetman Center Patio
Grad Fair 
Cap & Gown Portraits
O O      
Friday, May 17 Deadline for Event Reservations
Thursday, June 13 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Millikan Pond Cap & Gown and Family Portraits O O O    
  11:30 a.m. The Athenaeum Graduate Studies Celebratory Luncheon   R R R  
  4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. President's Garden Cap & Gown and Family Portraits O O O    
  4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. President's Garden President's Garden Reception R R R R  
  6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. The Athenaeum Senior Graduation Banquet R   R R  
  8:30 p.m. Ramo Auditorium Commencement Concert O O O O  
Friday, June 14 8:45 a.m. Parsons-Gates Senior Class Portrait O        
  10:00 a.m. Beckman Mall Commencement Ceremony O O O O O
  12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. The Athenaeum Post-Commencement Luncheon R R R R