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Commencement Details

  • Information for Graduates

    Caps and Gowns

    Graduates will order caps and gowns from the Monmouth College Bookstore on Feb 26 from 10am – 4pm (Bookstore). Graduates will pick up their caps and gowns at the Senior Salute, Thursday, April 30 or in the bookstore after April 25.

    Senior Salute

    The Senior Salute will be held on Thursday, April 30, 12 – 5pm in the Stockdale Center Tartan Room. This event is designed for all graduates to take care of any unfinished business from the following departments: Business Office, Student Financial Planning, Library, Registrar, Wackerle Career Center, Office of Campus Events and the Monmouth College Bookstore will have caps and gowns to pick up.

    Graduate School information

    The Wackerle Career and Leadership Center can assist you with all your Graduate School inquiries. They can be contacted at 309-457-2115. 

    Invitations, Announcements, Diploma Frames

    Orders for invitations and announcements may be made through the Monmouth College Bookstore. Monmouth College wooden diploma frames are available for purchase in the Monmouth College Bookstore.

  • Information for Families and Guests


    All campus parking lots are available for guest parking throughout Commencement weekend. For handicap parking, the Stockdale Center lot will have extra spaces designated for your convenience. If you have a guest(s) that is unable to walk from the Stockdale Center lot or are in a wheelchair, a drop off area is available in front of the Dahl Chapel and Auditorium located at the corner of 7th Street and East Broadway with easy access to the Wallace Hall Plaza.

    Broadway Closure

    Broadway between 6th and 9th Street will be closed from 10am – 3pm on Sunday, May 17 for the Commencement Ceremony. Please plan accordingly.


    Bouquets in various sizes will be available for purchase at the ceremony site. All proceeds from the flower sales are donated to Monmouth College’s Alternative Spring Break efforts.

    Inclement Weather

    The Commencement ceremony will take place outside. Please dress accordingly. In the event the ceremony is moved indoors, the graduates will receive a Scots Alert message, the announcement will be posted in the Stockdale Center or can be called

    Photo Volunteers

    Photo Volunteers are available throughout Saturday and Sunday events to take photos of graduates, families and friends. Look for the student ushers wearing the Ask Me to Take Your Photo buttons.

  • Information for Faculty and Staff


    If you need to rent regalia please let the bookstore know by March 27, so they can ensure it will be here in time for graduation.

    If you have never rented regalia before I will need the following information from you:

    • School graduated from(highest degree)
    • Height
    • Weight
    • Cap size
    • Degree(highest degree)

    Check in

    Faculty and Staff members processing in the ceremonies should check in for each ceremony as listed below.

    • Saturday, May 16, Baccalaureate Service
      Line up begins at 1:30pm in front of Dahl Chapel. In case of rain, line up will be held in the lower level of Dahl Chapel.
    • Sunday, May 17, Commencement Ceremony 
      Line up begins at 11:30am on Broadway. In case of rain, lineup will be held in the lower level of Huff Athletic Center.

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