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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 nursing graduates
9 a.m. — Todd Wehr Center Room 128
BSN (Nursing) graduates will practice for their pinning ceremony at 9 a.m. in the Todd Wehr Center Room 128. 

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.

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 2019 commencement speaker DAM BICH THUY

2-3 p.m. — H. F. Johnson Center for the Fine Arts, Visual Performance Lab
Carthage graduates, their families, and the general public are invited to attend a special presentation by 2019 Commencement Speaker Dam Bich Thuy, founding president of Fulbright University Vietnam. RSVPs are appreciated. A reception for President Thuy and Distinguished Alumni Award recipient Raymond Johnson ’60 will follow in the adjacent H. F. Johnson Gallery of Art.  

Reception for Dam Bich Thuy and Raymond JohnsoN ’60

3-4 p.m. — H. F. Johnson Gallery of Art
A special reception to honor 2019 Commencement Speaker and honorary degree recipient Dam Bich Thuy, and 2019 Distinguished Alumni Award recipient Raymond Johnson ’60 will be held in the art gallery following President Thuy’s 2 p.m. presentation. All are welcome.

Carthage Baccalaureate

4-5 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 to follow. 

Sunday, May 26, 2019


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. Founding president of Fulbright University Vietnam Ms. Dam Bich Thuy (pronounced Dahm Bik Twee) will deliver the 2019 Commencement Address.