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Commencement

Congratulations, Graduates!

Carthage will celebrate the commencement of the Class of 2019 with a weekend of activities May 24-26, 2019. We look forward to recognizing the achievements of our graduating seniors, and we welcome friends and family to campus for this exciting event.

Commencement Weekend Schedule

Friday, May 24, 2019

New Alumni Convocation and Promenade Dinner
For graduates, trustees, faculty, staff
5:30 p.m. Convocation — A. F. Siebert Chapel

Immediately following Convocation, Dinner — Hedberg Library
This private, semi-formal program and dinner is a chance for graduates, trustees, faculty, and staff to say their goodbyes in a private, unique, and personal setting.

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Graduation Practice
For graduates
9 a.m. — Todd Wehr Center Room 128
BSN (Nursing) graduates will practice at 9 a.m. in the TWC for their pinning ceremony. 
11 a.m. — N. E. Tarble Athletic and Recreation Center Field House
All graduates are required to attend Graduation Practice at 11 a.m. in the TARC Field House. 

Nursing Graduates Pinning Ceremony
For nursing graduates
1 p.m. — Todd Wehr Center Room 128
Carthage will recognize the first graduating class of the College’s nursing program with a special pinning ceremony.

Special Presentation by the 2019 Commencement Speaker
Time and location to be determined
Carthage graduates and their families are invited to attend a special presentation by our 2019 Commencement Speaker. Details will be announced in April.

Carthage Baccalaureate
Early evening (exact time to be determined) — A. F. Siebert Chapel
Baccalaureate is an interfaith program in which graduates have time to pause and reflect, faculty offer advice to the graduating class, and students’ musical talents are enjoyed. Graduates do not wear their caps and gowns for this program.

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Commencement
10:15 a.m. — Commencement Line-up (Tarble Arena)
11 a.m. — N. E. Tarble Athletic and Recreation Center, Field House
The Commencement Ceremony includes the presentation of special awards, honorary degrees, and bachelor and master degrees. Immediately following the ceremony, refreshments will be provided for graduates and their families and friends in the circle area outside the main entrance of the TARC.