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Schedule of Activities - 2018

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

Reservations are closed for all Commencement events.  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 12; O = open with no reservation required

Date (2018) Time Location Event U G Families F&S Public
Wednesday, April 18 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Bechtel Mall (west of Millikan Library) Grad Fair 
Cap & Gown Portraits
O O      
Friday, May 18 Deadline for Activity Reservations
Thursday, June 14 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 (south end of Baxter Hall) Commencement Concert O O O O  
Friday, June 15 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