2015 COA Commencement Activities

Friday, June 5, 2015

10 am – 12:30 pm
Senior & graduate student project presentations
Thomas S. Gates, Jr. Community Center

10 am – 4:30 pm
Collaborative exhibition of senior work
George B. Dorr Museum, Ethel H. Blum Gallery, Thorndike Library

12:30 pm
Blair Dining Hall (Take-A-Break)

4:30 – 5:30 pm
Laurel Ceremony
Thomas S. Gates, Jr. Community Center

5:30 pm
Parent Reception
The Turrets (This is a ticketed event.)

Saturday, June 6, 2015

2 pm College of the Atlantic’s 2015 Commencement Ceremony
North Lawn with a reception immediately following in the Newlin Gardens.

Commencement will be held under a tent, rain or shine. June temperatures can vary greatly, so please bring a jacket or appropriate shoes (or boots!). Please remember that there is no reserved seating. In nice weather, the ceremony is visible from the lawn, and families with young children often prefer to bring blankets to sit on the grass.

Please let COA know in advance if you, your family, or friends have any special needs or special seating requirements so that we may make appropriate arrangements.

Lodging Information

You may find information on accommodations, restaurants, and seasonal activities at the official Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce site.  Please mention that you are attending COA’s commencement when you make your reservations.



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