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Graduates,

See below for your itinerary for Commencement Weekend!

Friday, May 17

4 p.m. — Baccalaureate Service in the A. F. Siebert Chapel. No tickets are required for this event, so you are welcome to bring family and friends! Parking will be available in the South Lower Lot and North Lots, and ADA parking is available in the South Upper Lot for all Commencement Weekend events.

If you qualify for Latin honors, you can pick up your honors cords on Friday in the Office of the Registrar (Lentz Hall 404) or in the South Narthex of the chapel before the service.

5 p.m. — After the Baccalaureate Service, graduates and guests are invited to refreshments on Campus Drive. Make sure to stop by to get your 21+ wristband and drink ticket for the afterparty following the ceremony (please bring your state ID to receive your wristband).

6 p.m. — Graduates will take their class photo at Kissing Rock, weather permitting.

6:30 p.m. — If you are attending the Commencement Ceremony but are not attending the Baccalaureate Service, please arrive no later than 6:30 p.m. at the tents on Campus Drive to line up to process.

7 p.m. — The Commencement Ceremony will begin promptly at 7 p.m., when graduates will process after faculty through the A. F. Siebert Chapel. Be sure to share your two tickets with your guests, as they will enter the chapel separately and must have their tickets ready to scan to get in. Tickets are not transferable to other graduates. Tickets were sent in late March; please check your spam folder if you have not received them in your inbox.

8 p.m. — The Commencement Ceremony will end at approximately 8 p.m., followed by an afterparty for graduates, faculty, and guests in the Todd Wehr Center (TWC)! Food and drink will be available in the Jockeys, The Caf, and Johnson Hall courtyard. Faculty, staff, graduates, and guests are all invited!

Saturday, May 18-Sunday, May 19

Graduates and their guests can arrive at the south entrance of the H. F. Johnson Center for the Fine Arts at their Red Carpet Procession slot time — no need for early arrival.

Graduates can bring up to eight guests with them through the procession, and any additional guests can sit in the A. F. Siebert Chapel to cheer on their graduate when they cross the stage! The procession route will take approximately 10-20 minutes for graduates and guests. Be sure to sign Kissing Rock once you have received your diploma and completed the route! A cookout will be available afterward for graduates and guests.

For more information, contact:

Commencement@carthage.edu