Pierson provides seniors with a continental breakfast on Commencement morning in the Pierson Courtyard. Seniors are encouraged to grab a bite to eat while they get ready to line up to march to Old Campus ceremonies.

Light refreshments are served in the Pierson Courtyard for graduates and their guests immediately following Commencement ceremonies on Old Campus. Pierson’s Commencement ceremony, where students are awarded their diplomas, is followed by lunch in Pierson’s Dining Hall (please see Yale College’s Commencement website for more information on purchasing tickets for lunch.)

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