Thursday, May 5

  • Senior Social Night  7-10 pm  Two Brothers Roundhouse Aurora 

Friday, May 6

  • Student Portraits  1-3 pm  Will be at Smith Hall, 2nd Fl. Old Main because of rain
  • College Scholars Honors Program Cording Reception/Ceremony 
  •            Dessert Reception 1:30-2:30 pm Meiley-Swallow Lobby  
  •            Cording Ceremony  2:30-3:30 pm  Meiley-Swallow Theatre
  • Cardinal First Pinning Ceremony  4:30-5:30 pm  Wentz Concert Hall (Please contact Julie Carballo at with any questions)
  • President’s Reception  5:30-6:30 pm  Wentz Concert Hall Lobby 
  • Graduation Rehearsal (Mandatory)  7-8 pm  Residence Hall/Recreation Center


Saturday, May 7

  • Master of Occupational Therapy Pinning Ceremony 8:30-9:30 am                             Meiley-Swallow Theatre
  • Master's Degree Hooding Ceremony and Reception 10 am-12 pm                              Wentz Concert Hall and Lobby


Sunday, May 8

  • Commencement Brunch  8:30-11 am  Madden Theatre & Lobby 
  • Baccalaureate   9-10 am  Wentz Concert Hall (line up at 8:45 am)
  • Guest Seating Begins/Doors Open 10:30 am (Residence Hall/Recreation Center at 440 S. Brainard St.)
  • Student Line-Up  11 am  Gregory Arena in Merner Field House
  • Processional  11:40 am
  • Commencement Ceremony  12 pm  (approx 2 hrs) Residence Hall/Recreation Center               

* The planned schedule of events is subject to change and will be updated as necessary.

Alumni Resources

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