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MacMurray College's 167th Baccalaureate and Commencement Service will take place on Saturday, May 19, 2018.

All commencement week events and graduation information will be posted to this page as soon as it is available.

Congratulations to all of our graduates and their families!

Photo of Commencement procession.

Schedule of Events

Thursday, May 17, 2018

5:30 p.m. Senior Awards Reception
McClelland Dining Hall

Parents or guardians are encouraged to attend this event.  Reservations are required; please email or call 217-479-7016 by May 4 to RSVP.

Friday, May 18, 2018

9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Bookstore Open
Gamble Campus Center — Bookstore
12 p.m. - 2 p.m. Commencement Rehearsal
Annie Merner Chapel

Attendance is mandatory for all who are participating in the Commencement ceremony.  This is also the last day to pick up caps and gowns at the Bookstore.

3 p.m. - 5 p.m. Applebee Art Gallery Open
Putnam/Springer Center — Applebee Gallery
5 p.m. Social Work Pinning Ceremony
Putnam/Springer Center — Thoresen Recital Hall
5 p.m. Nurses' Pinning Ceremony
Annie Merner Chapel
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. President's Reception
President's House — Lawn

A reception for graduates and their parents or guardians to celebrate this monumental accomplishment. Hors d'oeuvres and drinks will be served. Reservations are required; email or call 217-479-7016 by May 4 to RSVP.

Saturday, May 19, 2018

9 a.m. Graduate Class Photo
Annie Merner Chapel

Graduates will gather in the basement of Annie Merner Chapel to get ready for class photo.  Photo will be taken at 9:30 a.m.

9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Bookstore Open
Gamble Campus Center — Bookstore
10:30 a.m. Commencement Ceremony
Annie Merner Chapel

Tickets are required for family and friends. Graduates must complete the final requirements to be eligible for tickets.

12 p.m. Graduate Reception
McClelland Dining Hall — Patio

In case of rain, this event will be held inside McClelland Dining Hall.

All times listed are Central.

Commencement Archives

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