Robing: A Special Blend of Celebration and Fun

The days leading up to commencement ceremonies make for a week of celebration for our soon-to-graduate students. One of the highlights of the week is the robing ceremony, a chance to celebrate accomplishments and shared experiences in a more leisurely, less formal event than the actual commencement.

At robing graduating students come together to collect and try on their caps and gowns, then assemble in the Alexander Twilight Theatre for stories, some speech making, awards, and a chance for the faculty to impart some final bits of wisdom—always heartfelt and often humorous—with the students they’ve grown so close to in their four-year journey. Afterwords everyone gathers for a social and group photo of the graduating class. It is one of the sweetest days of our year.