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Caltech welcomes families and friends of the class of 2022 to join the celebration of the Institute's newest graduates.

Some events require reservations. Use the links below to register online to attend. Online registration is open April 13 through May 20.


Wednesday, April 13

GRAD FAIR

10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Hameetman Center
Learn about this one-stop shopping event for graduating students by viewing the entry on the Institute calendar.

CAP & GOWN PORTRAITS

10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Hameetman Center
A professional photographer from GradImages will be available to photograph graduating students (with regalia). No reservations are needed; the photographers will take students on a first-come, first-served basis.


Thursday, June 9

CAP & GOWN PORTRAITS

10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Caltech Hall Pond
A professional photographer from GradImages will be available to photograph graduating students (with or without regalia) and their families. No reservations are needed; the photographers will take students and their families on a first-come, first-served basis.

4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., at the President's Reception

A professional photographer from GradImages will be available to photograph graduating students (with or without regalia) and their families. Reservations are required for the President's Garden Reception at 4:00 p.m. Register to attend.

GRADUATE STUDIES CELEBRATION LUNCHEON

11:30 a.m., The Athenaeum, 551 South Hill Avenue
The menu and pricing for this year's luncheon have not yet been set.
There is no cost for graduating MS/PhD students.
Open to: graduate students and their families and friends, faculty, staff
Reservations are required. Register to attend.

PRESIDENT'S RECEPTION

4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
The reception, honoring graduates of the class of 2022 and their families, is hosted by President Thomas F. Rosenbaum and the Caltech Alumni Association. Beverages and hors d'oeuvres will be served.
Open to: undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, staff, guests
Reservations are required. Register to attend.

SENIOR GRADUATION BANQUET

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., The Athenaeum, 551 South Hill Avenue
The menu and pricing for this year's banquet have not yet been set. There is no cost for graduating seniors.
Open to: BS candidates and their families and friends, faculty, staff,
Reservations are required. Register to attend.

COMMENCEMENT CONCERT

8:30 p.m., Ramo Auditorium
Graduating seniors, joined by fellow members of Caltech's instrumental and choral ensembles, will present one last concert for friends and family before leaving Caltech. The concert program will be posted when it becomes available. No tickets or reservations required for this concert, but early arrival is recommended.


Friday, June 10

SENIOR CLASS PORTRAIT

8:45 a.m., Parsons-Gates Hall of Administration
On the morning of Commencement, about an hour before the processional begins, the seniors gather on the steps of Parsons-Gates Hall of Administration for the senior class portrait.

COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY

10:00 a.m., Beckman Mall
No tickets or reservations are required for the ceremony, and there is no limit to the number of family members or guests who may attend. Guest seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. The ceremony lasts approximately 2½ hours.

POST-COMMENCEMENT LUNCHEON

12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m., The Athenaeum, 551 South Hill Avenue
The menu and pricing for this year's luncheon have not yet been set.
Open to: All graduates and their families and friends, faculty, staff
Reservations are required. Register to attend.
Photo of family at President's Reception event.