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2016 Baccalaureate and Commencement Calendar of Events

Cap and Gown Orders Due

Friday, March 4

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 4th.

Kickoff to Commencement

Monday, March 21, 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.

Red, White and You

Thursday, April 7, from 6 - 8 p.m., University President's House

Grad Fair

Monday, April 25 from 1 - 7 p.m., Stackner Ballroom

Undergraduates pick up your Cap and Gown! (Graduate Students will pick their regalia up in the Campus Center Pio Shop), have a formal portrait taken in a cap and gown, place orders for Graduation announcements, pick up your rain site tickets and have final questions about Commencement day answered.

Senior Sendoff Activities

Wednesday, May 4 - Friday, May 6

Watch for more info!

Nursing Pinning Ceremony

Saturday May 7th at 1 p.m., Shattuck Auditorium

The Nursing Pinning Ceremony is a symbolic reward for those who have successfully completed the course of study for nursing. The program includes a keynote speaker, awards presentation, speech by the senior class representative, slideshow presentation, candle lighting ceremony and reciting the Nurse's Pledge.

Baccalaureate Service

Saturday, May 7 at 5 p.m., Shattuck Auditorium

Baccalaureate is a nondenominational 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. Visit the Baccalaureate webpage for more details.


Sunday, May 8 from 8:30 - 10:30 a.m., Campus Center Main Dining Room

Stop by the MDR for an all-you-care-to-eat breakfast. You can eat in the Main Dining Room or fill a plate and take it back out to Main Lawn with you to eat while you wait for the main event. Tickets should be purchased in advance at

Commencement Ceremony

Sunday, May 8 at 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.

Graduate lineup is in the Shattuck Music Center at 9:30 a.m. Reception to follow ceremony on the Quad Lawn (behind Main Hall). Visit the Commencement Ceremony page for further details.

Young Alumni and Young at Heart Alumni Event

Thursday, May 26, Time and location TBD

Your first opportunity to celebrate being a Carroll Alum!

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