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2017 Baccalaureate and Commencement Calendar of Events

Monday, March 6

Cap and Gown Orders Due

Cap, Gown and Hood orders are placed through the Application to Graduate filled out for the Registrar's Office. Most students will have completed these forms well in advance of Commencement. Your initial response regarding attending commencement and height for gown size is noted in an email you receive from the Registrar near the beginning of spring semester. If you need to make any changes to your original responses, or have not yet filled out the Application to Graduate, that must be done by March 6th.

Monday, March 27

Place Your Orders - 48 Days to Commencement | 3 - 6 p.m. | Campus Center Lobby

Stop by the tables in the Campus Center lobby and order Graduation Announcements, a Class Ring, an international flag stole to wear on Commencement Day to represent the country where you completed your CCE, Vote for your Class Speaker and much more.

Tuesday, March 28 - Sunday, May 14

The Outcomes Survey and Carroll Senior Survey Available

In late March graduating seniors will receive an email invitation to complete The Outcomes Survey and the Carroll Senior Survey. This gives you an opportunity to share your post-graduation plans as well as reflect on your experiences at Carroll University. Complete both surveys by May 14th and receive a voucher for a FREE cup of coffee at any of the cafés on campus! Please email with any questions.

Wednesday, May 10


Join fellow seniors for the Senior Week Kickoff Event! Depart campus at 5:45pm for the 7:10pm Brewers game against the Boston Red Sox. $10 tickets include transportation, game ticket (Loge Outfield), and $10 food voucher at Miller Park and will go on sale at the Campus Center Information Desk on March 22.

Thursday, May 11


Celebrate the successful completion of Final Exams at the Block Party with the Class of 2017. Join President Hastad for your champagne toast and enjoy grilled food, yard games, the senior class photo and more!

Friday, May 12


Say farewell to Milwaukee on this narrated sightseeing tour of the Milwaukee River, harbor and Lake Michigan. Transportation provided. $5 tickets go live April 21. Sign up at the Campus Center Information Desk—space is limited.

Class of 2017 Bingo | 7 P.M. | MDR

Four years ago many of our seniors first entered Carroll University. Time sure flies! Join us for Seniors only BINGO to look back at the events of the past four years and share in one of Carroll’s favorite student traditions one last time. Free to participate and refreshments will be available as well as lots of prizes!

Saturday May 13

Baccalaureate Service | 5 p.m. | Shattuck Auditorium

Baccalaureate is a ecumenical worship service, and the final convocation of a Carroll Student's education. The hour long service is a time to reflect on their time at Carroll before the big celebration the next day. Reception to follow in the Campus Center Main Dining Room.

Submit photos for the Senior Photo Slideshow we'll be showing before Baccalaureate begins. Visit the Baccalaureate page for more details.

Sunday, May 14

Commencement Ceremony | 10:30 a.m. | Main Lawn

The event you have been waiting for! Commencement is the ceremony at which degrees are conferred. It features bagpipers leading the procession of graduates, speeches by Carroll's President, the chair of the board of trustees, the class speaker and a keynote address.

Thursday, May 18


Welcome to the Carroll alumni family! Attend your first event as a Carroll graduate—we’d love to CU there! Join your Carroll friends for mini duckpin bowling and appetizers with a cash bar available. RSVP to

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