Information on Yale SOM Commencement 2011
Posted on: May 10, 2011
On May 23, 2011, members of the Class of 2011 will receive their MBAs from the Yale School of Management. The diploma ceremony, scheduled to begin at approximately 12:45 p.m. in Caulkins Courtyard, is the culmination of several days of events. Below is a schedule of SOM-related commencement activities.
For general information on Yale commencement, including hotels and restaurants, visit the Yale 2011 Commencement website.
Calendar of Events for Yale SOM Commencement Weekend
Thursday, May 19 Reception for the Class of 2011 and Partners
General Motors Room (graduates & partners only)
Friday, May 20
Hosted by SOMAA and the Office of Alumni Relations
11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
New Haven Lawn Club (Advance registration required; graduates only)
Commencement Rehearsal for the Class of 2011
1:15 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 22
Yale Campus Tours for Graduates and Guests
Depart from the front steps of Steinbach Hall (52 Hillhouse) at 11:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.
No tickets required.
Picnic for Graduates and Guests
Lighthouse Point Park
(Advance registration required; for graduates, family and friends)
Monday, May 23University Commencement Ceremony
For directions and information about parking and shuttle transport see the Yale 2011 Commencement website.
At the conclusion of the University ceremony, please proceed immediately to Caulkins Courtyard. From Phelps Archway, turn left onto College Street and proceed along College Street past Elm and Wall Streets. Turn right onto Grove Street and then take a left onto Hillhouse Avenue. Proceed up the street to 52 Hillhouse (on the left) and follow signs to Caulkins Courtyard for the Yale SOM ceremony.
Yale SOM Diploma Ceremony
Approximately 12:45 p.m., Caulkins Courtyard (see Commencement Day Rain Contingency below).
TV broadcast of the University Commencement Ceremony at SOM
Family and friends are welcome to view the University Commencement ceremony on television at SOM via cable TV broadcast in the Hall of Mirrors and A-level classrooms.
A professional photographer will capture images of the graduates as they receive their diplomas from the Dean (graduates will be contacted after Commencement when these photos become available.) A small area near the stage will be reserved for family and friends who wish to take photographs during the ceremony. Space is limited; please be respectful of others.
Commencement Day Rain Contingency
The University ceremony is held outdoors on Old Campus, rain or shine. In case of severe weather, the SOM Diploma Ceremony will be postponed until 3:00 p.m. in Woolsey Hall (located on the corner of Prospect and Grove Streets); an announcement will be made via email to the Class of 2011 no later than 8:30 a.m. on Commencement Day.