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. 

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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

Students and their families stop at graduation stations during a unique Commencement procession.


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

see photos and videos from Commencement


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

Save the date: Dec. 2-4, 2022

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.

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