[PAST EVENT] Candlelight Ceremony

October 8, 2021
9:30pm - 10:15pm
Wren Building, Yard (CW Side)
111 Jamestown Rd
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location

W&M Class of 2020 Commencement Event

Class of 2020 graduates gather in Wren Yard for the traditional candle-lighting ceremony. Tradition holds that the seniors select three speakers; one faculty member, one administrator and one fellow student each of whom has had a close relationship with the class during their years at William & Mary. The atmosphere is fun and nostalgic, culminating in the illumination of the Wren Yard as light from a Wren Candle is passed from classmate to classmate. And, of course, with candles aloft, we sing the Alma Mater.


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