Please join the Lawrence Community in celebrating the journey and accomplishments of the Class of 2024. 

Countdown to Commencement Weekend
June 7 – 9, 2024


Lawrence has secured blocks at area hotels with negotiated rates that you are invited to use. Please check them out on the FAQ page. 

Anders Hanhan and another student spread mulch in SLUG.

Stories from the Class of 2024

Lawrence is a community of students, alumni, faculty and staff that continues to bring their own light. We invite you to read the stories from a few members of your class of 2024. 

Commencement 2024 Weekend Celebrations

Please join the Lawrence community for celebrations throughout Commencement Weekend. All listed times are Central Daylight Time. 

The celebration begins on Friday with the Senior Art Exhibit and Commencement Concert and culminates with the Commencement Ceremony on Sunday, June 9 at 10 a.m. on Main Hall Green.

Memorialize the Event in Photos!

When you’re on campus, visit these great spots to take photos. Join us right after the ceremony for a reception at the Class of 2024 photo station on the Seeley G. Mudd Library Plaza. Wear your best blue-and-white, tag your friends and family (and @LawrenceUni), and use #LUWeDidIt to share your Lawrence Pride! We can’t wait to see and share your posts! While you are at it, be sure to follow Lawrence on your social platform(s) of choice to stay on top of schedule changes.

Schedule of Events

Friday, June 7, 2024

Senior Art Exhibition 
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. | Wriston Art Center Galleries 
Please contact for appointments outside of these hours. 

Commencement Rehearsal for Seniors
2 – 3 p.m. | Main Hall Green (Rain Site: Memorial Chapel)
Caps and gowns are not needed; Class photograph follows.

Diversity & Intercultural Center Dinner (Invite Only)
4:30 – 6:30 p.m. | Diversity & Intercultural Center

Commencement Concert featuring Class of 2024
7:30 p.m. | Memorial Chapel (Reception follows in Shattuck Hall, Room 163)
Graduating seniors from the Class of 2023 are featured in the Commencement Concert. Reception follows in Shattuck Hall, Room 163.

Viking Room
9 p.m. – 2 a.m. | Memorial Hall
Everyone 21+ is welcome. 

Saturday, June 8, 2024

Phi Beta Kappa Initiation (Members Only)
9 – 10 a.m. | Warch Campus Center (Pusey – Program; Somerset – Buffet)

Senior Art Exhibition 
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. | Wriston Art Center Galleries 
Contact for appointments outside of these hours. 

Cookout for Seniors, Families, Faculty & Staff; Performance by Lawrence University Grad Band
Noon – 1:30 p.m. | Main Hall Green (next to Wriston/Mudd Library; Rain Site: Warch Campus Center – 3rd floor)

Baccalaureate Service
2:30 – 3:45 p.m. | Memorial Chapel
A multi-faith celebration for graduates and their guests.

Posse Celebration (Invite Only)
5:15 – 7 p.m. | Warch Campus Center (Esch Hurvis Room)

Honorary Degree Recipient Dinner (Invite Only)
6 – 7 p.m. | Hamar House (229 N Park Ave.)

Posse Dinner (Invite Only)
7 – 9 p.m. | TBD

Viking Room
9 p.m. – 2 a.m. | Memorial Hall
Everyone 21+ is welcome.

Sunday, June 9, 2024

Dignitary Robing & Photo Shoot (Invite Only)
8:30 – 9:30 a.m. | Wilson House

Processional Assembly
9:30 a.m. | Memorial Chapel (sidewalk on the east side; Rain Site: report directly to seats at 9:30 a.m.)

10 a.m. – noon | Main Hall Green (Severe weather site: Memorial Chapel; please check this website and LU Social Channels for weather-related communications)

Post-Commencement Ceremony
Noon – 1 p.m. | Main Hall Green (next to Wriston/Mudd Library)

Senior Art Exhibition 
Noon – 4 p.m. | Wriston Art Center Galleries
Please contact for appointments outside of these hours.