NewsMay 16, 2019

5 things to do! May 17-19

A weekly roundup of weekend events on campus and around town.

It's Commencement week and everything is building up to the big day. We're celebrating our graduates with friends and family receptions, our annual PhD Hooding ceremony, Mayfair, and, of course, #Lesley19 Commencement.

Congratulations to the Class of 2019!

Photograph of a young woman in a blue dress dancing in a circle of people inside in a room with a carpet.

Class of 2019 Receptions: Celebrate Commencement Eve with family, friends, faculty and classmates as our Graduate School of Education, Graduate School of Arts and Social Sciences and undergraduate schools host festive get-togethers for our grads.
Friday, May 17, times and locations vary

Group of PhD students walking in front of the student center.

Doctoral Hooding Ceremony: Our 2018-19 doctoral candidates receive their hoods in this special ceremony at the St. John's Chapel on Brattle Campus with a reception to follow in Washburn Hall.
Friday, May 17, 1PM, St. John's Chapel, 91 Brattle St.

Group of graduates smiling in a group at Commencement in 2019

Commencement: This is it! We'll commemorate the accomplishments and hard work of our graduates with a morning and afternoon ceremony with speakers including special education scholar Dr. Beth Harry and gender equality activist Anita Hill. Follow along on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with the #Lesley19 hashtag for photos, videos and stories and tune in to our live stream coverage of the full day.
Saturday, May 18, Morning Ceremony: 9AM, Afternoon Ceremony: 1:30PM, Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion

Photograph of paintings on the wall in VanDernoot Gallery

From the Lair of Ken Beck: Catch this retrospective before it closes this weekend and stop by the closing reception on Sunday between 12PM and 5PM.
Wednesday, April 17 - Sunday, May 19, VanDernoot Gallery

harvard square cambridge

Harvard Square Mayfair: Rescheduled from earlier in the month due to rain, this annual event will keep the celebration going on Sunday with food, music, dance performances, local art and much more.
Sunday, May 19, 12PM-6PM, Harvard Square

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