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Commencement Calendar of Events

Graduation Fair

Wednesday, March 25 from 3 - 7 p.m., Stackner Ballroom

This is your opportunity to order invitations and class rings, have your portrait taken in a cap and gown, vote for the class speaker at the Commencement ceremony, have any questions answered regarding Commencement that you might have, and more. Visit the Graduation Fair page for details.

Commencement Registration Deadline

Friday, March 20

This is the last day to indicate your attendance at Baccalaureate and Commencement and order a cap and gown on the Application to Graduate filled with the Registrar's Office. You should receive an email from the Registrar notifying you that you are eligible to participate in commencement. Check with the Registrar if you did not receive an email. Review your graduation audit to be sure you are completing the requirements for your degree.

This is also the final day to order your cap, gown, and announcements. Visit the Academic Regalia page for details.

Class of 2015 Photo and Champagne Toast

Thursday, May 7

Gather with your classmates to take a Class of 2015 photo and have a glass of champagne (or sparkling juice) with President Hastad. This event is sponsored by the Alumni Council in recognition of Carroll's newest alumni.

Nursing Pinning Ceremony

Saturday, May 9

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 of the Nurse's Pledge. Four awards are given to students who have demonstrated the positive attributes of nurses.


Sunday, May 10

The Carroll community is called together to celebrate and worship in honor of the members of the class of 2015. This service offers time for reflection, giving thanks for the gift of life and relationships, for supportive families and caring friends, and gratitude for the accomplishments you have achieved. Visit the Baccalaureate page for more details.

Commencement Brunch

Sunday, May 10

An all-you-care-to-eat buffet will be between the Baccalaureate and Commencement ceremonies. This is a reserved seating event for all parties and advanced ticket purchase is required. Brunch tickets will be sold until all available spaces are filled but must be purchased by midnight on Sunday, May 3. Tax and gratuity are included in the cost and brunch tickets are non-refundable. Please indicate any dietary or service needs when placing your order.

$23.50 Adult, $12 Child (12 and younger)

For more information, email or call 262-524-7633. To view the brunch menu and purchase tickets online, visit


Sunday, May 10

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 an honored guest speaker.

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

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