Follow #Yale2014 for a ‘social’ Commencement

Whether you are on campus or half a world away, you can engage in — and share — the excitement of Yale’s 2014 Commencement online in a variety of ways.

Graduation weekend, Saturday-Monday, May 17–19, will mark the 313th time the university has awarded diplomas to its outgoing students. It is also the first Commencement presided over by President Peter Salovey, who was formally sworn in as Yale’s top administrator in the fall.

Highlights will include Baccalaureate addresses by Salovey and outgoing Yale College Dean Mary Miller, which will be presented three times Saturday and Sunday in Woolsey Hall; an address by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry ’66 during the 2014 Yale College Class Day exercises on Sunday (see related story); and a Commissioning Ceremony on Monday for the first class of Air Force ROTC graduates at Yale since 1957. (The Navy ROTC program at Yale held its commissioning ceremony in January.)

The weekend also includes concerts, dramatic performances, receptions, and individual diploma ceremonies hosted by the graduate and professional schools and the residential colleges. See the Commencement 2014 Calendar of Events.

Be there (virtually) and share

Those who cannot be on campus for the festivities can watch Class Day and Commencement live on the Yale YouTube channel. The former begins at 2 p.m. on Sunday, and the latter kicks off at 10 a.m. on Monday. Both ceremonies are held on Old Campus, bordered by Chapel, College, Elm, and High streets.

The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences will also have a livestream of its diploma ceremony on Monday at 12:15 p.m.

Follow Yale on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for images and stories about the weekend’s activities. Use the hashtag #Yale2014 on Twitter and on Instagram to share your photos and impressions. Follow @Yale for live tweets from Class Day and Commencement. Email photos you’d like to share on the Yale Facebook page to socialmedia@yale.edu.

Download images of Commencement 2014 taken by Yale photographers during and after the weekend on Yale’s Flickr page.

Stay connected to Commencement information on your smartphones and tablets by linking to the Yale Commencement site, which will have full schedules and additional information.

Stories, photos, and videos of graduation weekend will also be posted on YaleNews, the university’s official news website.

Download the official Yale app for maps, transit information, events, and other current information.