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Commencement Schedule - 2020


Karrie Heartlein

Director of Government & Community Relations

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999



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Ford Center for the Fine Arts

Commencement Weekend, June 5-7, 2020

Tentative 2020 Schedule - Subject to Change

We have a variety of exciting events lined up for Commencement weekend, including fireworks, Senior Pumphandle, a dessert reception with the President, and a picnic lunch after the Commencement ceremony. See the schedule below. Check back often, since these pages are updated as more information becomes available

June 5

  • 11:00 a.m.: Senior Pumphandle, South Lawn
  • 12:00 p.m.: Senior Toast followed by Senior Lunch with Faculty, Petrovich Atrium in Alumni Hall
  • 2:00 p.m.: Commencement Rehearsal, Old Main South Lawn (mandatory for all graduates participating in ceremony)

June 6

  • 11:00 a.m.: Baccalaureate ceremony, Kresge
  • 1:30-5:00 p.m.: Special receptions for first generation graduates, senior prizes and awards, and Phi Beta Kappa inductees (all by invitation only). Families welcome to attend with their graduate.
  • 8:00-9:15 p.m.: President's Dessert Reception & Fireworks after dark, CFA lobby and lawn.

June 7

  • 10:00 a.m.: Commencement, Old Main South Lawn 
  • 12:00 p.m.: Post-Commencement Luncheon, Seymour Union South Lawn

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