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Congratulations to the Carthage College Class of 2020!

Carthage celebrated the Class of 2020 with a virtual commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 23, 2020. President John Swallow, Prof. Greg Barron, and 2020 Distinguished Senior Kamren Smith addressed the graduates. View the video ceremony below, and enjoy celebratory messages from your Carthage family. A traditional celebration will be held on campus at a later date. A Drive-thru Diploma Pickup will be held June 10! RSVP today

The Virtual Commencement Ceremony will remain available through June. Questions? Visit our FAQ page or email us at


Show your Carthage pride

Download printable signs and Carthage logos for your at‑home celebration. Share a photo of your Class of 2020 yard sign. Add some fun frames to your social media.

2020 Distinguished Senior Kamren Smith


Videos, coverage and More

“I encourage you all to maintain the strength that our hope provides us during times of hardship,” Distinguished Senior Kamren Smith tells graduates in this view-on-demand virtual ceremony.  

Two members of the Carthage College Class of 2020 take a moment with Lincoln and Hays as their ti...

Read messages to graduates!

Feel the Love

All of us at Carthage, along with your families and friends, are so proud of your achievements. Read celebratory messages to our graduates or submit your own.


“I salute you, the remarkable Carthage Class of 2020. You’ve shown yourself strong, talented, resilient.
You’ve shown yourself capable of persevering under pressure, of completing the game when the rules change,
of keeping the show going on, no matter what.” — President John Swallow

Find your name on Kissing Rock!

Kissing Rock is adorned with graduate names for the Class of 2020 Commencement.


Best Wishes, Graduates! #carthage20