Listed below are some of the major events and speaker series. To see all upcoming events — including art gallery exhibits, musical performances, theatre productions, lectures, and much more — visit the main Carthage calendar.
Carthage will mark Commencement 2020 with two celebrations: a virtual graduation event on Saturday, May 23 — the original 2020 Commencement date — and a traditional Commencement ceremony on campus at a later date.
Learn more about Commencement 2020
Homecoming and Family Weekend
Save the date: Oct. 2-4, 2020
Stay tuned for more details on Homecoming 2020 in the new year.
Learn more about Homecoming and Family Weekend
Fine Arts at Carthage
Nationally recognized for excellence in theatre, the Carthage Theatre Department stages six to eight productions every year. The College’s New Play Initiative brings playwrights of prominence from around the world to Kenosha County, where they create and premiere new works.
See Carthage’s current theatre season
The Music Department offers recitals and concerts nearly every week. Enjoy recitals by Carthage faculty and students, or concerts by such ensembles as the Carthage Choir, the second oldest a cappella touring choir in the United States. The department also features the Chamber Music Series, a concert series that brings some of the world’s finest chamber musicians to Kenosha every year.
See Carthage Music events
Since the establishment of the Carthage Dance Program, students have presented their own fall dance production, known as “Away From the Mirror.” The show includes works-in-progress by emerging choreographers who share their inspirations and compositional choices with audiences.
Learn more about the Dance Program
The H. F. Johnson Gallery of Art at Carthage displays work by established and emerging artists. The gallery hosts five exhibitions every year, and opening receptions that offer residents the opportunity to meet and talk with the artists. Admission is free. The building is also home to Gallery B, the spacious gallery reserved for student exhibitions and exhibitions curated by art history students. Student exhibitions are held constantly throughout the year, including an annual student show and senior exhibitions.
Visit the Gallery’s website
Visiting Writers Series
Carthage hosts acclaimed writers from across the country in its Visiting Writers Series. Curated by Writer in Residence Richard Meier, in recent semesters the series has welcomed more than a dozen great fiction writers and poets, including Anne Waldman, Danielle Evans, David Trinidad, Kate Greenstreet, Duriel Harris, Danielle Evans, Padma Viswanathan, Geoffrey Brock, Lisa Fishman, Julie Carr, Jared Stanley and Catherine Theis.
Read more about the Visiting Writers Series
A favorite on campus, the Hannibal Lecture Series features Carthage faculty and scholars from around the country speaking about key texts from the Greek and Roman worlds through the Renaissance and into our modern era. Three to four lectures are held each semester.
Learn more about Hannibal Lectures
Natural and Social Science Research Colloquia
The Natural and Social Sciences Research Colloquia features guest speakers from Carthage and institutions around the world, speaking on a wide variety of topics in the natural sciences. Events are open to the public.
See the Colloquium Series schedule