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Commencement

Weekend Schedule

Friday, May 25, 2018

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 26, 2018

Graduation Practice

For graduates
11 a.m. — N. E. Tarble Athletic and Recreation Center Field House
Graduates are to assemble at 11 a.m. in the N. E. Tarble Athletic and Recreation Center Field House for graduation practice.

SPECIAL PRESENTATION: ‘THE SOUL OF AMERICA’ BY COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER JON MEACHAM

For everyone
2 p.m. — A.F. Siebert Chapel
A day before addressing the Class of 2018, Pulitzer Prize-winning presidential historian Jon Meacham will give a live interview at Carthage analyzing contemporary presidential politics and its effect on the nation’s soul. Mr. Meacham’s newly published book, “The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels,” grew out of his reaction to last year’s racial conflict in Charlottesville, Virginia, and today’s inflammatory political climate. Carthage professor Greg Berg, longtime host of “The Morning Show” on WGTD radio, will conduct the interview. A period will be set aside for audience members’ questions. Admission is free, and the public is welcome. Shuttles will be available. 

Carthage Baccalaureate: A Celebration of Learning and Wisdom

5 p.m. — 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. A light dinner reception will follow the ceremony in Einstein’s. 

Sunday, May 27, 2018

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.