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MacMurray College's 166th Baccalaureate and Commencement Service will take place on Saturday, May 13, 2017.

Details regarding all Commencement weekend activities will be posted to this page as they become available.

Congratulations to all of our graduates and their families!

Photo of Commencement procession.

Schedule of Events

Thursday, May 11, 2017

4 p.m. Nursing Pinning Rehearsal
Annie Merner Chapel
5:30 p.m. Senior Awards Reception
McClelland Dining Hall

Friday, May 12, 2017

12 p.m. - 2 p.m. Commencement Rehearsal
Annie Merner Chapel
4 p.m. Social Work Pinning Ceremony
Putnam/Springer Center — Thoresen Recital Hall
5:30 p.m. Nursing Pinning Ceremony
Annie Merner Chapel
7 p.m. President's Reception
President's House — Lawn

Saturday, May 13, 2017

9:30 a.m. Senior Class Photo
Annie Merner Chapel
10:30 a.m. Commencement
Annie Merner Chapel
12 p.m. Graduate Reception
McClelland Dining Hall — Patio/Lawn

All times listed are CT.


If you are planning to attend either the Senior Awards Reception or the President's Reception (or both), please fill out the form below.

I will be attending the

Senior Awards Reception

Menu Choices:

  • meat
  • vegetarian

If you or a guest have a special dietary need, please contact Allison Decker at 217-479-7117.

President's Reception

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Information for Graduates

Graduate-specific information — including ticket information, final requirements for graduation, and more — can be found at My

Commencement Archives

See items from Commencement in previous years at our alumni website.