Class of 2022

Schedule of Events

Sunday, May 22, 2022

Baccalaureate Ceremony

Time: 2 p.m. to approximately 3:30 p.m.
Location: Princeton University Chapel/Cannon Green

Each senior receives 3 guest tickets for the simulcast site. Seniors are seated inside the chapel (which is just large enough to accommodate the class). The ceremony is simulcast on large screens on Cannon Green for guest viewing. In case of rain, indoor simulcast locations near the chapel are available and are ticketed.    

Teach For All co-founder and CEO Wendy Kopp named Baccalaureate speaker.

Simulcast sites for Baccalaureate include:

  • Alexander Hall, Richardson Auditorium
  • Frist Campus Center
    • B Level - Multipurpose Rooms
    • 100 Level - TV Lounge
    • 300 Level - Room 302
  • McCosh 50, Helm Auditorium

Watch the Baccalaureate livestream on YouTube or Media Central

View the Baccalaureate program.


Affinity Group Ceremonies

Visit the Class Day Events page for details on affinity group ceremonies.


Senior Prom

Time: 9 p.m. to midnight.
Location: Jadwin Gym (the gym is not air-conditioned)

Each senior receives 5 guest tickets.

Senior Prom parking and shuttle information.


 

Monday, May 23, 2022

Class Day

Time: 10:30 a.m. to approximately noon
Location: Cannon Green

Guests must be seated by 10 a.m. when the senior procession begins. Each senior receives 4 guest tickets. In case of rain, seniors are seated in the chapel; guests are seated in simulcast locations near the chapel. A picnic lunch on Alexander Beach follows the ceremony.  

Simulcast sites for Class Day include:

  • Alexander Hall, Richardson Auditorium
  • Frist Campus Center
    • B Level - Multipurpose Rooms
    • 100 Level - TV Lounge
    • 300 Level - Room 302
  • McCosh 50, Helm Auditorium

Watch the Class Day livestream on YouTube or Media Central.

View the Class Day program.

Academic departmental receptions for concentrators occur in the afternoon.


Graduate Hooding and Recognition Ceremony

Time: 4:30 p.m.
Location:  Cannon Green

Additional information can be found at: Hooding and Commencement.

No tickets required for attendance.

Watch the Hooding and Recognition Ceremony on YouTube or Media Central.

View the Hooding program.


Senior Class Step Sing

Time: 10 p.m.
Location: Blair Arch (Dillon Gym in case of rain). No tickets required.


 

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Commencement

Time: 9:45 - 11:00 a.m. The academic procession will begin at 9:40 a.m. and the ceremony will begin at 10:00 a.m.

The start time may shift later if inclement weather is in the area. In the event of a significant weather event, Commencement will be held in Jadwin Gymnasium.
 
Location: Princeton Stadium

Each graduate receives 8 guest tickets.  

Diploma distribution and receptions in the residential colleges follow the commencement ceremony.

Watch the livestream on YouTube or Media Central.

View the Commencement program.


ROTC Commissioning Ceremony

Time: 3:30 p.m.

Class Day Events


View details for academic departments’ and affinity groups’ Class Day celebrations for the Class of 2022.

Event Details

Accommodations

  • Accommodations: A number of motels, hotels and inns serve the Princeton area, but most are not within walking distance of the University. The University provides a list of preferred Princeton-area hotels.
  • Shuttle Service: The University does not provide shuttle service from hotels. Some hotels do provide such service to campus. Please inquire with the individual hotel.
  • Princeton Area: The Visitor Bureau provides further information about the Princeton area

General FAQs

2022 FAQs