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2001 Commencement

Schedule of Events

Friday | Saturday | Sunday | General Information

Friday, May 25

1 to 11 p.m.
Registration for seniors and families, Alumni House.

Saturday, May 26

8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Registration for seniors and families, Alumni House.
10 a.m.
Phi Beta Kappa, Stirn Auditorium. Speaker: Thomas P. Smith, Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy.
10 a.m.
Baccalaureate Service, Johnson Chapel. Speaker: Rev. Jacquelyn Harris, Associate Minister, Saint Stephen's African Methodist Episcopal Church, Chicago.
11 a.m.
Commencement Rehearsal, Main Quadrangle. It is important that all seniors be present.
12:15 to 1:30 p.m.
Luncheon for seniors, families, and faculty. (In case of rain, Valentine Hall.)
2 p.m.
Senior Class Day Exercises, Main Quadrangle (rain site: LeFrak Gymnasium). Announcement of Honorary Class Members. Speakers: Morton O. Schapiro, President, Williams College; John M. Abodeely '01 and David C. Breslin '01. Phebe and Zephaniah Swift Moore Teaching Awards to Oliver Edel, Ken Neff, Jane Pepperdene and Phyllis Spadafora.
3:30 p.m.
Conversations with Honored Guests, at locations around campus.
4 to 5 p.m.
President's Reception, Garden of the President's House--for seniors and their families, and members of the faculty and administration.
5 p.m.
Sigma Xi Meeting, Stirn Auditorium.
9:15 p.m.
Choral Society Concert, Buckley Recital Hall, Arms Music Center. Amherst College Concert Choir, Women's Chorus, and Men's Glee Club, directed by Mallorie Chernin and Bryce Bares '00, and The Madrigal Singers, directed by Whitney Cox '03 and Alex Palermo '03. Tickets $6, $3 for senior citizens, children 12 and under, and Amherst students with ID; tickets available at Alumni House during registration and at Buckley Recital Hall the evening of the performance.

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Sunday, May 27

10 a.m.
The 180th Commencement, Main Quadrangle.
A buffet luncheon will be served in Fayerweather Quadrangle after the Commencement Exercises. (In case of rain, Valentine Hall.) The charge for persons without tickets will be $7.50 for adults and $4 for children 12 and under. Tickets will be available at the luncheon.

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General Information

The College expects to have sufficient accommodations in the College dormitories for all seniors and for families who preregister. Specific room assignments may be learned at Commencement Headquarters at the Alumni House. Rooms will be available Friday, May 25, from 1 p.m. until 10 p.m. and Saturday, May 26, from 8:30 a.m. until 8:30 p.m.

Registration and Headquarters
Parents should register at Commencement Headquarters in the Alumni House upon arrival in Amherst. Although room reservations will be acknowledged by mail, specific room assignments cannot be learned until registration at Headquarters. A final program of activities and other information will also be available there.

Visitors are welcome to use the Alumni House in their leisure time and as a meeting place. The House will be open from 1 p.m. until 11 p.m. on Friday, May 25; from 8:30 a.m. until 8:30 p.m. Saturday, May 26; and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, May 27.

Ticket Information
The charge for the luncheon at Valentine Hall on Saturday, May 26, will be $7.50 for adults and $4 for children 12 and under.

The College will provide each senior with two free tickets for family or other guests for a buffet luncheon to be held at Valentine Hall after the Commencement Exercises on Sunday, May 27. The charge for others will be $7.50 for adults and $4 for children 12 and under. The buffet will be held outdoors if the weather permits.

Please do not pay for meal tickets in advance.

The Mead Art Museum will be open from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday, May 25, and from 1 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, May 26. Closed Sunday, May 27. Exhibitions include Fine Arts studio thesis work by Amherst seniors, and a reception will be held at the Museum in their honor from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

The Robert Frost Library will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, May 25; noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 26; and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 27.

The Pratt Museum will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, May 25; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 26; and 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 27.

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