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Senior Week

Senior Week is a week-long celebration in honor of you. Held in the spring between the end of final exams and before Commencement, it is also during this week that seniors continue a wide variety of traditions.

Senior Week events are for SENIORS ONLY.

In addition, there are many smaller departmental gathering. Be sure to pay attention for invitations to receptions, programs, etc.

Senior Week 2017:

Monday, May 15th 

11:30 a.m.- Senior Thesis Parade, The Dimple

12:- 1:30 p.m.- White Glove Brunch, Emerson Dining Hall (RSVP required - No Charge)

1:30 p.m.- Senior Class Wheaton Traditions
Senior Class Photo, Library Steps
Hoop Roll, The Dimple
Senior Tree Planting

7:30 p.m. - Disorientation Bus Check-in, Mars Science Center Cafe
Senior Class Trip to undisclosed location ($25 per person ~ dress is casual)
There will be music, entertainment, games, food and a cash bar. (Bring your ID)


Tuesday, May 16th

5:15 p.m.- Rosecliff Buses Check-in, Mars Science Center Cafe ($15 per person/round trip)

6 p.m.- Rosecliff Buses Depart, Outside Science Center Cafe

7 p.m.- 11 p.m.- Senior Class Ball, Rosecliff Mansion, Newport, R.I.($80 per person, seniors may bring 1 guest ($90 guest ticket)  ~ dress is formal) Bring your ID 

Midnight - Rosecliff Buses Return to Wheaton

Wednesday, May 17th 

5 p.m. Foxwoods Casino Trip, Limited seats for a casino trip to Foxwoods includes transportation, a gambling voucher and a buffet ($40 per senior)

9 p.m. - Seniors in Paradise,  Spend the evening enjoying an evening ins paradise, Balfour Hood Campus Center.

Thursday, May 18th

1 p.m. - Midnight - Patriots Place Shopping & Entertainment Shuttle (runs hourly all day), Pick-up at Slype

1:30 - 5 p.m. - Senior Class Service Activity - Volunteer at Give & Go! (Pick a 2 hour shift)

6-8 p.m. - Senior Class BBQ & Carnival  Chapel Field (Rain:Balfour-Hood Campus Center)
Seniors come play at your very own SW Carnival. Bring your ID

11:30 p.m. - 12:30 a.m. Late-Night Munchies Library Green

Friday, May 19th

9:30 a.m.- Commencement Rehearsal, Haas Athletic Center
Mandatory for ALL seniors

5 p.m. - 6 p.m.- Class of 2017 & Families Commencement Reception, Hood Courtyard (Between Watson & Meneely) (Rain: Mars lobby)

5:30 p.m.-8 p.m.- Class of 2017 Dinner Buffet (sold in the Dining Services Office in Emerson)

9:30 p.m.- Candlelighting Ceremony, Peacock Pond 
Float your first-year candle or get a new one. Spend a few minutes reflecting on your time at Wheaton to the toll of 17 bells!

10 p.m.- 1 a.m.- The Last Call: Senior Pub Night, Emerson Hall
2017 hangs out together for one last time with plenty of refreshments, great company & many memories! There is no better way to kick off the summer than with your class. 

Saturday, May 20th

9 a.m.- Commencement Line-up, Everett Courtyard

10 a.m.- Commencement, The Dimple

12:15 p.m. Commencement Reception, Chapel Field


The Senior Class of 2017 Officers would like to remind you of the following:
*For all Senior Week events, Wheaton is not responsible for any lost or damaged items and personal injuries. In addition, the Wheaton Honor Code applies to all students until May 20th, including on and off campus events and transportation. If you are found in violation of the Honor Code you will be held accountable, pay any fees, and asked to leave the event. Furthermore, it may be determined that you cannot attend any remaining Senior Week events (no refunds) and/or have the privilege of participating in Commencement.


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