On Saturday, May 13, we celebrate the many accomplishments of the Class of 2023.


Congratulations graduates! Commencement is a chance to pause, breathe in deep and recognize your accomplishments as you step into the next chapter of your life with a diploma in hand.

We look forward to honoring you and your classmates while your family and friends look on with pride on Saturday, May 13.


Another opportunity to celebrate will be at our baccalaureate service held on Friday, May 12. What’s baccalaureate? At Earlham, the baccalaureate service is a more intimate celebration of your educational journey. Each year, the senior class chooses a member of the faculty to give the baccalaureate address. You can view the baccalaureate page to learn about this beloved Earlham tradition and read manuscripts of past baccalaureate addresses.

Where to stay and where to park?


A full schedule of all events for the weekend of commencement will be available soon. Please return to this page for updated information.

Friday, May 12

Phi Beta Kappa: 2:00 p.m.
Baccalaureate: 4:30 p.m.
Senior Dinner: 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, May 13

Commencement: 10:30 a.m.

Remembering the Class of 2022

Rain or shine, last year’s Commencement ceremony was a huge success as we celebrated the Class of 2022. We shared highs and lows, touching moments and wishes for the future. And you can live the moments for yourself. Watch a recording of the livestream of Baccalaureate and Commencement 2022 and celebrate with us, once again.

Note: Skip ahead to 4:09 to watch the Commencement ceremony.

Senior spotlight

Our seniors are remarkable. They represent the very best of Earlham—their dedication, innovation and passion are traits we want to see echoed in our community and the world. We recognize all they’ve done as Earlhamites and the impact they will make after graduation.

Help us spotlight Earlham seniors who show us everyday what it means to be an Earlhamite.

JB Jarvi-Beamer

JB Jarvi-Beamer ’22’s giant “hugging urns” are a tribute to Earlham’s trans community.

“I wanted to go to a small school because I didn’t want to be a number. I wanted to be somewhere where people really care about each other, a place where community is important. Earlham turned out to be what I wanted and more.”


The Office of the Registrar can answer your questions regarding our Commencement.

Celebrate the Class of 2021

Celebrate the Earlham Class of 2021 on Facebook by using one of the profile photo frames below (click the frame and it will take you to Facebook). You can also share your photos, encouragement, well wishes and more by using #EarlhamGrad21


The Class of 2021 accomplished big things while at Earlham. In addition to finishing their degrees in the midst of a pandemic, they made a difference on campus and in the world:

  • 249 students graduated on May 22, including those from Earlham School of Religion and the Earlham Graduate Programs in Education.
  • Top majors included global management, psychology and biology.
  • Class of 2021 graduates hailed from 26 different countries and 24 different states.
  • 113 studied or did research off campus while at Earlham.
  • 41 did Earlham-funded internships.
  • Two graduates are Watson Fellows.
  • The Class of 2021 included Earlham’s first museum studies major graduate.
  • Two graduates were the first to participate in Earlham’s new partnership with the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine.


We couldn’t be prouder of everything the Class of 2021 accomplished during their time at Earlham.

Congratulations, and best of luck wherever your journey leads you after Earlham!