This weekend, 377 Hartwick College students will begin the transition from undergrad to alumni during the college’s 83rd commencement ceremony.
The event will be the culmination of a weekend-long celebration of the Class of 2014, according to a Hartwick media release.
Commencement will take place Saturday at 11:30 a.m. on the college’s Elmore Field. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Liberty Mutual Insurance Group David H. Long will address the graduates at the ceremony.
Long graduated from Hartwick College in 1983. Based in Boston, Liberty Mutual pulled in more than $36.9 billion in 2012 and operates in more than 25 countries worldwide.
Guests and family members who cannot attend the ceremony can watch a live webcast of the event on Hartwick’s website, the release said.
Before the graduates get their diplomas and cross their tassel to the opposite side of their cap, they will have the opportunity to attend several other celebratory events.
The weekend’s events will begin with the President’s Farewell Dinner with the senior class on Thursday night, followed by Friday’s Senior Art Exhibition Reception at 1 p.m. in the Foreman Gallery and Nurses Pinning Ceremony at 1:30 p.m. in Lambros Arena.
Hartwick’s traditional Baccalaureate ceremony will be held Friday at 5 p.m. in Foothills Performing Arts & Civic Center.
Seniors Elizabeth Greco, Benjamin Yacavone and Jenna Rodrigues will speak about their time at Hartwick, followed by an address by Associate Professor of Nursing Dr. Tina M. Dalrymple.
Following Baccalaureate, the graduates and their families are invited to “1 To Go,” an event, also at Foothills, counting down the single day until graduation.
“The Hartwick community looks forward to celebrating the Class of 2014 and their many achievements,” said Commencement Co-coordinator and Dean of Student Life Taralyn Loewenguth. “As the pinnacle event of our students’ undergraduate careers, being part of this tradition is an honor and a wonderful experience for our graduates and their guests.”