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College Commencement

Graduation Week Schedule

2017 Commencement Week Activities

Senior Week Tickets will go on sale Friday, April 21st at the Common Market.  

Saturday, May 13
Darien Lake Amusement Park (tickets required, buses provided)
11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Kickoff Senior Night (buses provided)
10 p.m. – 2 a.m.

Sunday, May 14
Senior Brunch, Douglass Ballroom, Douglass Commons (tickets required)
Noon - 2 p.m.

Dave and Buster’s Night (buses provided)
9 p.m. – midnight

Monday, May 15
Senior Golf Scramble, Riverton Golf Club (tickets required)
Tee time 8:30 a.m.

Letchworth Day Trip (tickets required, buses provided)
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Local Brewery Tasting, Wilson Quad Tent (tickets required)
4 – 6 p.m.

Red Wings Baseball Game, Frontier Field (tickets required, buses provided)
6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, May 16
Day at the Vineyard, Three Brothers Wineries & Estates (tickets required, buses provided)
10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Movie on the Quad and Breakfast for Dinner, Wilson Quad
8:30 p.m.

Wednesday, May 17
Senior Picnic, Hosted by the Office of the President (free ticket provided)
noon – 2 p.m.

Canoeing/Kayaking on the Genesee (tickets required)
1 p.m. ; 3 p.m. ; 5 p.m.

Rush Rhees Tower Tours, meet at library Q&i desk
2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Senior Ball, Radisson Riverside Hotel (tickets required, buses provided)
9 p.m. – 1 a.m.

Thursday, May 18
Rush Rhees Tower Tours, meet at the library Q&i desk
Noon – 2 p.m.

Decorate UR Graduation Cap, Hirst Lounge, Wilson Commons
2 – 4 p.m.

Paint and Wine Night, May Room, Wilson Commons (tickets required)
5 – 7 p.m.

Senior Night Finale (buses provided)
10 p.m. – 2 a.m.

Friday, May 19
Commencement Rehearsal, Class Slide Show, and Senior Toast, Strong Auditorium
11 a.m.

Class of 2017 Alumni Welcome Party, immediately following rehearsal, Wilson Quad
Noon – 1:30 p.m.

Jumu’ah (Friday Prayers), Sanctuary, Street Level, Interfaith Chapel
1:30 – 2 p.m.

Rush Rhees Tower Tours, meet at library Q&i desk
1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

First Generation Senior Celebration, May Room, Wilson Commons 
2 - 3:30 p.m.

UR Hillel Shabbat Services, Wilson Commons, Rooms 121 & 122
6 – 7 p.m.

UR Hillel Shabbat Kosher Dinner (Class of 2017 and families), Bridge Lounge, Wilson Commons (free admission, reservation required)
7–8:30 p.m.

Chabad Friday Night Services and Dinner, Chabad House, 955 Genesee st. (free admission, reservation required)
7 p.m.

Carillon Concert, Eastman Quad
8 p.m. 

Saturday, May 20
Order of the Engineer Ceremony, Strong Auditorium
9:30 a.m.

Phi Beta Kappa Initiation Ceremony, Hubbell Auditorium, Hutchinson Hall; reception to follow in Hutchinson Hall Lounge

Lilac Festival (free buses departing from the IT Center, Rush Rhees Library, provided for students and their families)
Noon - 4 p.m.

Class of 2017 Legacy Family Reception, Rettner Hall (invitation only)
2 - 3:30 p.m.

Awards Ceremony, Hoyt Hall Auditorium; a variety of student life and academic awards will be given during this ceremony; reception to follow in Hoyt Plaza
4 p.m.

Class of 2017 International Student and Family Commencement Reception, Rettner Hall
4:30 - 6 p.m.

Roman Catholic Baccalaureate Mass, River level of the Interfaith Chapel
4:30 p.m.

Office of Minority Student Affairs Dinner, Richard Feldman Ballroom, a dinner for OMSA graduating seniors and families (reservation required, for more information or reservations please contact Sasha Eloi at 585-275-3157)
5:30 p.m.

Farewell Concert, Strong Auditorium ; a free concert for graduating seniors and their families featuring performances by student organizations
8 - 10 p.m.