[PAST EVENT] Candlelight Ceremony

May 10, 2019
Wren Building, Yard (CW Side)
111 Jamestown Rd
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location
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W&M 2019 Commencement Event

The night before graduation, all the seniors flock to the Wren Yard for a magical 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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