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Commencement Weekend is less than one month away! We can’t wait to celebrate the Class of 2024 on May 17-19. Please see the information below for more details and for what to expect.

Friday, May 17

Commencement Ceremony Family and friends are invited to join graduates and attend the Baccalaureate Service at 4 p.m. in the A. F. Siebert Chapel. This service is an opportunity to pause, reflect, and celebrate the blessings of a hard earned degree. No tickets are required.

The Commencement Ceremony will begin at 7 p.m. in the A. F. Siebert Chapel. Graduates received two Commencement Ceremony tickets through their Carthage email and will need to share the tickets with up to two guests. Join us afterward for a reception in the Todd Wehr Center for graduates, faculty, staff, and guests, complete with an array of food and drinks.

Saturday, May 18-19

Carthage graduates processed through several campus buildings with family and friends culminating... The Red Carpet Procession for each graduate will depend on an assigned arrival time, which was sent to each graduate’s Carthage email address in February. During the Red Carpet Procession, families can join their graduates at the south entrance of the H. F. Johnson Center for the Fine Arts. Graduates and guests will proceed through the Johnson Center, Hedberg Library, and finally end at the A. F. Siebert Chapel with several fun photo ops and interactive stations along the way. Graduates will cross the stage in the chapel to receive their diploma with family, friends, and faculty cheering them on.

If your student is graduating, ensure they have completed these steps to be ready for Commencement:

  • Carthage faculty pose for a photo. Received their Red Carpet Procession time slot through their Carthage email address
  • Picked up their cap and gown from the Grad Fair or the campus bookstore
  • Distributed the PDF of their Commencement Ceremony tickets to guests
  • RSVP’d for the weekend’s events using the Carthage Commencement RSVP Form 

For more information, please visit the Carthage Commencement website, where you can access the Schedule of Events and Info & FAQs for Families.

Questions? Please email