Abraham Lincoln statue on Carthage College?s campus.
Because of COVID-19, Carthage?s Class of 2020 Commencement looked a bit different. Graduates and ...
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Carthage has planned a one-of-a-kind weekend to celebrate our graduates, including both Commencement traditions and new elements unique to our community.

At 4 p.m. Friday, May 17, we encourage families to join their student in a Baccalaureate Service that expresses our faith tradition in an open and welcoming way. Baccalaureate is an opportunity for graduates to pause, reflect, and celebrate the blessings of earning a degree before the Commencement Procession. No ticket is required.

The Commencement Ceremony at 7 p.m. Friday night is when graduates can participate in many traditional graduation elements. Students will have the opportunity to process with classmates and faculty, hear music performances and speeches, and turn their tassels with their academic division. A reception for graduates, their families, and faculty will follow. Graduates can attend with up to two guests.

On Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19, graduates and up to eight guests participate in a final Commencement Red Carpet Procession, walking to several stations and ending in receiving their well-earned diploma (while their friends and family get a front-row seat!) and taking their first steps as proud Carthage alumni.

Please see the information below to book a hotel for Commencement Weekend!

The Stella Hotel & Ballroom
5706 Eighth Avenue
Kenosha, Wisconsin
(7 minutes from campus)
262-842-2000
Visit the booking site for Carthage Commencement 
Use the code b422164

Hotel Verdant
500 Main Street
Racine, Wisconsin
(15 minutes from campus)
262-456-6851 
Visit the booking site for Carthage Commencement
Use the code CCCW

Fairfield Inn and Suites Kenosha Pleasant Prairie
10601 120th Avenue
Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin
(15 minutes from campus) 
262-455-7795
Use the code CARTHAGE to receive 10 percent off your hotel booking

Wyndham Garden
5125 Sixth Avenue
Kenosha, Wisconsin
(7 minutes from campus)
262-658-3281
Use the code 051724CAR

Holiday Inn Express and Suites Pleasant Prairie
7887 94th Avenue
Kenosha, Wisconsin
(15 minutes from campus)
262-942-6000  
Visit the booking site for Carthage Commencement

For more information, please visit the Carthage Commencement website, where you can access the schedule of events and FAQs for families.