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Carroll University Commencement

Commencement - Sunday, May 10, 2015

As you end your days at Carroll University and take those first steps beyond, many exciting opportunities and challenges will come your way. These pages include all the things graduates, families and friends will need to know about Commencement, including your preparation for graduation, a calendar of events, how to find campus, where to stay (for out-of-town guests), and more.

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Commencement Ceremony

Commencement is the ceremony at which degrees are conferred. It is an occasion of great significance to graduates, families and friends, and a formal recognition of academic achievements. Attendance is expected.


Baccalaureate is the nondenominational worship service at which graduates are honored.

Degrees and Honors

Information about Conferring of Degrees, Diplomas, and Honors at Commencement.


No tickets are required for Baccalaureate or the outdoor Commencement ceremony. Seating is reserved for faculty and graduates, and first-come, first-served for general admission family and guests.

Inclement Weather Plan

The university will monitor the weather closely and will make a decision by 10 a.m. on Sunday, May 11, as to the site of the Commencement ceremony. If the sun is shining, note that there is not much shade on Main Lawn. If the weather forecast is for "occasional showers," the ceremony will be held outdoors. Please plan accordingly.

Watch the Ceremony Live!

If you cannot make it to the Baccalaureate and/or Commencement ceremony, or choose to stay home due to bad weather, a live stream of the ceremony will be shown through our webpage. The live feed can be found by clicking on the "Carroll Live" tab on the top right corner of the Carroll University webpage.

Commencement Brunch

An all-you-care-to-eat buffet will be between the Baccalaureate and Commencement ceremonies.

Special Accommodations / Accessibility

Find information for graduates and guests needing accommodations related to a disability.

Parking & Transportation

How to get to Commencement, including information on shuttle services and maps of our campus parking lots.


Carroll is pleased to partner with area hotels that offer discounts to Carroll alumni and friends.

Graduation Fair

Take care of many graduation needs all in one place.

Pio4Life Cap Decorating Contest

Show your Pioneer pride and excitement for completing your journey at Carroll University by decorating your cap for Commencement.

Academic Regalia

Deadline for ordering caps and gowns is March 20, 2015.

Photographs, Gifts & Refreshments

All of your Commencement day needs, including ceremony photographs, flowers, refreshments, Carroll spirit wear and more.

Alumni Association

Tips to guide the graduate as you develop your personal sense of what it means to be Carroll University alumni what you can do for Carroll, and what Carroll still has to offer you.

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