2023 Commencement Weekend Schedule

Thursday, May 4

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

Friday, May 5

  • Student Portraits  10 am-12 pm  Old Main Lawn (Old Main, Smith Hall, 2nd Fl. if raining)
  • Graduation Rehearsal (Mandatory, no need to wear cap/gown)  12:45-2 pm  Residence Hall/Recreation Center  
  • College Scholars Honors Program Cording Ceremony and Reception:

   Ceremony  2:30-3:30 pm  Meiley-Swallow Theatre

   Reception  3:30-4:30 pm Meiley-Swallow Lobby      

  • Cardinal First Pinning Ceremony   5-6 pm  Wentz Concert Hall  (Contact Julie Carballo, jmcarballo@noctrl.edu for more information)
  • President’s Reception  6-7 pm  Wentz Concert Hall & Madden Theatre Lobbies

Saturday, May 6

  • Master of Occupational Therapy Pinning Ceremony 9-10 am  Meiley-Swallow Theatre
  • Master's Degree Hooding Ceremony and Reception 11 am-1 pm  Wentz Concert Hall and Lobby (Master's Degree Graduates Check in 10:15 am in Madden Lobby)


Sunday, May 7

  • Commencement Breakfast  8:30-10:30 am  Madden Theatre & Lobby 
  • Baccalaureate   9:30-10:30 am  Wentz Concert Hall (line up at 9:15 am) Please wear cap & gown
  • Doors Open to Begin Guest Seating  10:30 am Residence Hall/Recreation Center
  • Graduate Line-Up  11 am  Gregory Arena in Merner Field House
  • Processional  11:40 am From Merner Field House to Residence Hall/Recreation Center
  • Commencement Ceremony  12-2 pm  Residence Hall/Recreation Center                    

(Live broadcast of the ceremony available at the Wentz Concert Hall and online on the College's website by clicking HERE)

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

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