Commencement rehearsal will happen at 3:00 p.m. Friday, June 7, on the South Lawn of Old Main. It is mandatory if you plan to participate in the Commencement ceremony on Saturday, June 8. The severe weather location is T. Fleming Fieldhouse. View the Commencement Week schedule and Senior Week schedule for a complete timeline of events.
There is no official dress code for the Commencement ceremony. However, we recommend dressing appropriately for the occasion, including footwear. You will be walking through grass and then across a stage, so please wear shoes that you will not fall, slip, or trip in.
Procession and Lineup
Graduates will line up at 9:15 a.m. on Commencement day in the lobby of CFA. The severe weather location is T. Fleming Fieldhouse.
Ceremony Tickets and Picnic Lunch
Tickets are only required if the ceremony is moved indoors (T. Fleming Fieldhouse) due to severe weather. You can receive a maximum of 10 free tickets, which will be available during Senior Week from Alumni Relations (located next to Williston across from TKE) -- watch for an e-mail the week before Senior Week.A picnic lunch will be served after the ceremony on the South Lawn. Tickets can be purchased online.
Announcements and Memorabilia
With Honors Graduation Services, Inc. will offer Commencement memorabilia -- from class rings, diploma frames, and more. From the date of purchase, please allow the following timeframe for delivery:
Check the With Honors website for more information.
Photography and Video
Personal photography is allowed. In addition, a professional photographer from Grad Images will capture you receiving your diploma. They will send you an e-mail after the ceremony when the proofs are ready.
Commencement videos are $40. To order, please complete the Commencement video form and mail it, along with a check, to Artistic Portrait Studio, 419 E. Main Street, Galesburg, IL 61401. You may also call the videographer at 309-343-5550.
Residence Hall Check-Out
Please check out of your residence hall/apartment by 1:00 p.m. Sunday, June 9. Keys must be returned to Campus Security.
More Questions? Need Help?
Contact the Campus Life Office (across from Founder's Computer Lab) by phone at 309-341-7527.