From Homecoming every fall to Commencement Weekend every spring, Carthage’s calendar is always filled with events for our students, alumni, faculty, staff, and members of the community. 

See the online Carthage Calendar

Listed below are some of the major events that take place at Carthage annually. To see all upcoming events — including art gallery exhibits, musical performances, theatre productions, lectures, and much more — visit the main Carthage calendar and learn more about our speakers series and other special events

Annual Events

Because of COVID-19, Carthage's Class of 2020 Commencement looked a bit different. Graduates and ...


Carthage will celebrate the graduates of the Class of 2022 during Commencement Weekend held May 20-22.

visit the Commencement website for more information


Carthage celebrated Homecoming and Family Weekend with fun events including Casino Night, Alumni ...

Homecoming & Family Weekend

Save the date: Sept. 23-25, 2022.
Stay tuned for more details on the 2022 Homecoming and Family Weekend.

Learn more about Homecoming & Family Weekend


Carthage's annual Christmas Festival was held Dec. 3-5, 2021. Christmas Festival features the maj...

Christmas Festival

Featuring the majestic sounds of the Fritsch Memorial Organ, the annual Carthage Christmas Festival follows an age-old tradition of sharing the celebration of the birth of Christ through scripture readings and music.

Save the date: The Carthage Christmas Festival will be held Dec. 2-4, 2022!

Read more about Christmas Festival