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.

Commencement Ceremony

Saturday, May 12  |  10:30 a.m.  |   Main Lawn

Baccalaureate Service

Friday, May 11  |  5 p.m.  |   Shattuck Music Center

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS What's happening and when

Additional Details

Group of graduating students

The university will monitor the weather closely and will make a decision by 7 a.m. on Saturday, May 12 as to the site of the Commencement ceremony.

Female student walking with her diploma

If you cannot make it to the Baccalaureate and/or Commencement ceremonies, or choose to stay home due to bad weather, the ceremony will be broadcast online via live stream.

Plan your visit

Car on the road

Transportation and Parking

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

Hotel Room

Hotels near campus

Learn about discounts at local hotels established especially for Carroll University!


Disability Resources

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

Student information

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. If the commencement ceremony is moved inside, each graduating student will be issued three wristbands for guests which will serve as the guests tickets for entrance into Van Male Field House for the ceremony.

Graduation Fair

Tuesday, May 1, 2018  |  1–7 p.m.
Stackner Ballroom  |  Campus Center


Female student celebrating her degree

Degrees and Honors

Information about conferring of degrees, diplomas and honors at Commencement.

Students having fun after commencement

Photographs, Gifts and Refreshments

Information about stage portraits, flowers, refreshments and more.

New alumni sharing a hug

Alumni Association

Tips to guide the graduate as you develop your personal sense of what it means to be Carroll University alumni

Explore Our CampusInteractive Campus Map

Panoramic View of campus