Welcome to the Beloit College Commencement overview page. Please use the information below to find more information and to sign up for events.
The Commencement Ceremony for the Class of 2017
Sunday, May 14, 2017 at 11 a.m.
Eligibility for Participation and Requests to be Absent
Students whose degree requirements are completed or expected to be completed any time between September 1, 2016, and August 31, 2017, are considered members of the same class and included alphabetically in the Commencement program listing. They are expected to participate in the Commencement exercises unless excused in advance by the college registrar. Students who do not expect to complete their requirements until December 2017 may be granted permission to participate in the Commencement ceremony upon notice to the Registrar’s Office of their intention. No degree will be awarded in absentia except where specifically approved by the college registrar.
In order not to differentiate between those completing their work in different terms, all candidates for each degree will be presented together. All graduates who have completed all requirements by Commencement day and who have no outstanding financial obligations to the college will receive their diploma during the ceremony. All others will receive their diplomas through the mail.
Participants should keep the folder received from the president to hold the diploma.
Residence Hall Check-out Reminder
Seniors must check out of residential hall rooms by 8 p.m., Sunday, May 14.
Non-Seniors must be out of their rooms by 5 p.m., Wednesday, May 10.
Don’t forget your bikes in the bike racks and remove any items in student storage.
Any student (including seniors) needing an extension of check-out time, including those working for Commencement or otherwise involved with the program, should discuss their particular situation with staff in the Office of Residential Life.
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Parents of graduating seniors are sent a brochure during the spring semester. The commencement brochure for 2017 is also available online.
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