2023 Commencement Weekend Schedule (TENTATIVE)

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)  1-2 pm  Residence Hall/Recreation Center
  • College Scholars Honors Program Cording Ceremony and Reception:
  • Cording Ceremony  2:30-3:30 pm  Meiley-Swallow Theatre
  • Dessert Reception 3:30-4:30 pm Meiley-Swallow Lobby      
  • Cardinal First Pinning Ceremony  5-6 pm  Wentz Concert Hall 
  • President’s Reception  6-7 pm  Wentz Concert Hall Lobby 

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)


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)
  • Doors Open to Begin Guest Seating  10:30 am Residence Hall/Recreation Center
  • Student 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               

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

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